2013 Lecture Series

For more information on any of our speakers, please click on the speakers name, or visit our Event Participants page for information on all IJPM speakers.

Mark Obbie
Author and Journalist, former Executive Editor, The American Lawyer, and former Magazine Journalism faculty member at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

“Criminal Justice Journalism and the Politics of Fear: Finding the Balance Between Education and Entertainment in True-Crime Narratives”


Cynthia Morrow
Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County in Syracuse, NY

“Public Health: Improving Health Through Politics, Policy, and People”


Michael Arcuri
Former member US House of Representatives, NY 24th District
Of Counsel, Hancock Estabrook LLP

“The Extinction of the American Moderate”


Thomas Spahn
Partner, McGuire Woods

“Lawyers, Judges, Ethics Rules, and the Limits on Speech”


Peter Canellos
Boston Globe, Editorial Page Editor

“Media and the Judicial Confirmation Process”


Hon. James E. Graves, Jr.
United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
Keith J. Bybee
Paul E. and the Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor, Syracuse University College of Law

“Media Coverage and the Politics of Judicial Selection: A Conversation with Judge James E. Graves, Jr.”
Presentation open to the public, but not videotaped. Click here to learn more about the event.



Jess Bravin
Wall Street Journal, Supreme Court Reporter

“The Terror Courts”


Gene Koo
iCivics Executive Director

“Civics, the Internet, and the Art of Self-Government”