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Cyber Law director talks democracy in the digital age

David Hickton, a former United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks about the impact social media has on political discourse at Tuesday afternoon’s “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” event in the University Club.

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 26, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney David Hickton gave a lecture called “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” on Tuesday afternoon regarding the state of American democracy in the digital age.

Law professor underscores reproductive rights

 Lois Shepherd, a law professor at the University of Virginia, gave a talk titled “How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to Do About It” in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom in Pitt’s Barco Law Building. (Photo courtesy of Laura Howe)

By Laura Howe | For The Pitt News

November 10, 2017

An older man in the audience of a reproductive rights lecture looked around the room and commented on the lack of people like him. “You know, I think Rep. [Tim] Murphy summed up the whole problem, and that is men sort of abandon the issue or exclude themselves from the discussion until it immediate...

Meghan Daum reads, shares stories with students

Author Meghan Daum read a chapter from her book,

By Abhignya Mallepalli / Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

A casual game of charades between A-list celebrities was the perfect opportunity for writer and editor Meghan Daum to transcend the line between being present and invisible. Daum’s experience at a star-studded party as an aspiring screenwriter served as the premise for “Invisible City,” an essay ...

LGBTQ visual activist discusses ‘curative rape’ in South Africa

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

October 9, 2013

As South African photographer and LGBTQ visual activist Zanele Muholi — joined on the stage by Lerato Dumse, a participant in Muholi’s photography and member of her activist group, Inkanyiso — stared out at the modest audience from the stage of the Carnegie Lecture Hall on Tuesday night as a part of ...

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