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Weekly Roundup: October 29, 2021


At the Blog

On Monday, we featured an excerpt from our recent event, How to Vaccinate the World, in which the panelists discuss whether the U.S. government has done enough to encourage the transfer of mRNA technology to low-income countries.

On Tuesday & Thursday, we ran a two part Q&A with Odette Lienau about global sovereign debt in the wake of COVID-19.

In LPE Land

We co-hosted a panel that situated the recent attacks on Critical Race Theory within the broader context of U.S. political economic development. ICYMI: Grab some popcorn, because you can watch a recording here.

And if you’re in the mood for a double-feature, we also posted video from our previous event, which tackled the potential implications of Cedar Point Nursery for labor law, intellectual property law, and the democratic health of the nation.

HLS announced a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in law and political economy (2022-2024). Open to graduates of JD programs, or equivalent terminal degree in law. Applications due Dec. 10.

At Jotwell, Sarah Schindler discussed Jessica A. Shoemaker’s recent article, “Fee Simple Failures: Rural Landscapes and Race.” Modern property rules, Shoemaker argues, concentrate rural landownership and perpetuate racial disparities.