Scholars’ Circle – Election Laws in America ; Underestimated Impact of Seabed Mining – August 15, 2021
Scholar's Circle and The Insighters
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 58 seconds
Since the 2020 election, Republican state legislators have passed a series of laws intended to shrink the number of eligible voters in future elections. What are the legal implications and what does this mean for the future of American democracy? Hosted by Doug Becker. [ dur: 36mins. ]
- Nicholas Stephanopoulos is Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is the author of The New Vote Dilution, Election Litigation in the Time of the Pandemic and Depoliticizing Redistricting.
- Kimberly Wehle is Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is the author of What You Need to Know about Voting—and Why and How to Read The Constitution—and Why.
The search for minerals is leading some corporations to begin mining the ocean floor but scientists warn that this could devastate fragile ecosystems that will have repercussions that we still don’t understand. What is going on in the deep sea? What precautions should be taken to prevent devastating fragile ecosystems? hosted by Maria Armooudian. [ dur: 22mins. ]
- Craig Smith is Professor of Oceanography at the University of Hawai’i.
- Verena Tunnicliffe is a marine biologist at the University of Victoria in Canada where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Deep Ocean Research.
They are co-authors of the study Deep Sea Misconceptions Cause Underestimation of Seabed-Mining Impacts.
This program is produced by Ankine Aghassian, Doug Becker, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre.