Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Author Bemoans “Worship of Ignorance” and Urges New Vitality in US Civic Life

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Tom Nichols thinks we’re in a pretty big mess in America. We’re narcissistic in a big way, we are ”obsessed with worship of ignorance,” we’re thin-skinned, we’re unwilling to have ... Read more »

Kleefisch and Nygren Describe “An American Epidemic” in Law School Program

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch asked the audience in Eckstein Hall’s Appellate Courtroom a question: How many of you have been given a prescription for opioid pain medication in the ... Read more »

Abele Offers Big Ideas in Law School Session — Like Making Milwaukee the State Capital

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Category: Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Chris Abele likes to think big. How big? Try this on: “Move the capital.” What? Move the state capital from Madison to Milwaukee? The idea was greeted with laughter when Abele, the ... Read more »

On the Issues: “Politically Homeless” Activist Calls for Change in the System

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Category: Election Law, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Katherine Gehl says, “I like to say I’m politically homeless.” It was clear at an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program at Marquette Law School on Wednesday that she ... Read more »

Mission Week Speakers Urge More Knowledge and Action on Racial Inequality

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Category: Public, Race & Law, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

It’s time for new talk – and a new commitment to change – about race in America. It’s time for a new version of The Talk in America. Those were key ... Read more »

Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Here’s a detail about Al McGuire you likely don’t know: Among his many habits, he liked to lie on the floor. Often, when he was in a hotel room, he ... Read more »

Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Even in a social media world, I’m still a big backer of the notion that serious, informative, in-person dialogue about major public issues is a good thing. The more contentious ... Read more »

Microsoft President Calls for Protecting Privacy as the Cloud Reshapes Lives

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Category: Computer Law, Intellectual Property Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

You only needed to read the title of the 2016 Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property presented Tuesday at Marquette Law School to know that Brad Smith was offering a generally ... Read more »

The Polling Ends; Now Do Your Duty and Vote, Franklin Says

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

It was the final release of Marquette Law School Poll results before the Nov. 8 election. That means Wednesday’s “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program attracted a lot of ... Read more »

Elections, the Holocaust, and the Senate Debate: Glimpses of Three Law School Events

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Category: Election Law, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Glimpses of three important events in recent days at Marquette Law School: The Wisconsin Elections Commission is less than four months old and so far it has made only two major ... Read more »

Ribble Eager to Discuss Issues, Not Presidential Race at Law School Program

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Category: Congress & Congressional Power, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

It was more than a half hour into an hour-long conversation with Rep. Reid Ribble, a Republican who represents much of northeastern Wisconsin in the US House of Representatives, when ... Read more »

Kimberley Motley: Pursuing “Justness” in Afghanistan and Across the Globe

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Kimberley Motley says she considers herself to be “a global investor in human rights.” Her “investment” is a legal practice that has brought her involvement since 2008 in cases on ... Read more »