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George honored for global justice work at Sundance Film Festival

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was among those honored by Zions Bank at the Sundance Film Festival recently at a “Women’s Celebration Luncheon” in Park City on Jan.26. George was honored for her work in global justice. George last year worked with students on the release of a new […]

George interviewed on BYURadio about refugee process

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was interviewed on the BYURadio Top of Mind show. George discussed the legal obligations the U.S. has to take in refugees, the definition of a refugee, and the extensive vetting process. Listen to the full segment here (Professor George starts at 62 minutes) »

George to moderate panel on Syria at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will moderate a panel discussion on the crisis in Syria at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance directors will discuss Syria at a “Thought Leader Symposium” at the law school on Jan. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The symposium features Matthew Heineman […]

George publishes op-ed: “Lesson of Standing Rock is indigenous people should be included”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George published an op-ed in the October 1, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Lesson of Standing Rock is indigenous people should be included.” “The struggle in Standing Rock North Dakota has played out in many other places around the world as indigenous communities have challenged […]

George moderates dialog on police and community relations

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George moderated a discussion on police and community relations with West Valley City Police Chief Lee Russo and John Mejia, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. The discussion focused on modern police training and “slowing things down.” George, who moderated the discussion, asked whether Russo’s change […]

George participates in panel on race relations and community policing

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George today will be moderating a panel on community policing at an event organized by the Utah Minority Bar Association.  The event, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Utah State Bar building in Salt Lake City (645 South 200 East), […]

George elected to Pacific Council on International Policy

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was recently elected to the Pacific Council on International Policy. The Pacific Council is an organization of civic leaders, big thinkers, policy wonks, and aspiring leaders with a commitment to international affairs. We know that foreign policy extends beyond the sum of actions taken by policymakers and diplomats. […]

George featured on cover of Continuum magazine

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George is featured on the cover of the summer 2016 edition of Continuum magazine, the quarterly publication of the University of Utah Alumni Association.   Read the full article here.

George to present at Business and Human Rights conference in Denmark

On May 18-19, 2016 Professor Erika George will present at the conference, “Business & Human Rights: Implications for Management, Knowledge Needs & Teaching” at the Copenhagen Business School in Frederiksberg, Denmark. George’s presentation is titled, “Teaching Business & Human Rights as Corporate Governance,” as part of the conference section, “Interactive presentation and debate II: Teaching BHR […]

George to discuss Junot Diaz’s book, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”

Professor Erika George will discuss Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” at an April 28, 2016 event at Sam Weller Book Works. The Pulitzer Literature Party is presented by The Salt Lake Tribune and Weller Book Works. At 7 p.m., The Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce will introduce notable readers who will […]