The University of Arizona
Conference on Redistricting
OCTOBER 5 & 6, 2018TUCSON, ARIZONA
MATH, POLITICS & LAW IN REDISTRICTING
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT IN REDISTRICTING
ARIZONA'S ROLE AS A NATIONAL MODEL FOR REFORM
OUTLOOK FOR 2020 AND BEYOND
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
4:30 PM - 8 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
A Multidisciplinary Public Forum
Congressional and legislative district boundaries are being hotly debated in many states, with three cases before the US Supreme Court this term and more likely on the horizon. Arizona is at the forefront of this debate, establishing an Independent Redistricting Commission, AIRC, in 2000—one of the first states to do so. Arizona’s innovative process and favorable legal decisions, including two victories in the US Supreme Court, are now important precedents for other states.
On October 5-6, 2018, the University of Arizona will host an interdisciplinary conference on redistricting, highlighting the legal challenges, the contributions of mathematicians and political scientists, and the policy implications of redistricting. The conference will be free and open to the public, who are welcomed to a discussion of issues that affect the citizens of every state.
Speakers & Panelists
Bruce L. Adelson, J.D. CEO, Federal Compliance Consulting LLC; former Senior Trial Attorney, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Voting Rights Act consultant to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
Dennis M. Burke Co-author of two Arizona ballot initiatives: Clean Elections (1998), & Citizens' Independent Redistricting Commission (2000).
Galen Druke Podcast Producer & Reporter, FiveThirtyEight.
Moon Duchin, Ph.D. Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University; Associate Professor, Tufts University; Director, Program in Science, Technology and Society.
Leonard Gorman Executive Director, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission.
Gregory Herschlag, Ph.D. Visting Assistant Professor, Duke University; Quantifying Gerrymandering Group.
Joseph A. Kanefield, J.D. Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP; former General Counsel to the Governor of Arizona and Arizona State Elections Director; Professor of Practice, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.
Justin Levitt, J.D., M.P.A. Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
Brad McMillan, J.D. Executive Director, Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service, Bradley University.
Steve Muratore Publisher, Arizona Eagletarian.
Mary R. O’Grady, J.D., M.A. Partner, Osborn Maledon, PA; former Solicitor General for the State of Arizona.
Lisa M. Sanchez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Government & Public Policy, College of Social & Behavioral Science, University of Arizona.
Paul M. Smith, J.D. Supreme Court Advocate; Professor, Georgetown Law Center; Campaign Legal Center.
Ken Strasma CEO, HaystaqDNA; Founder & President, Strategic Telemetry.
Kristopher Tapp, Ph.D. Professor, Mathematics, Saint Joseph’s University.
John H. Thompson, M.S. 24th Director of the United States Census Bureau.
Hon. Bart Turner, M.P.A. Member, Glendale, Arizona City Council; co-author of Arizona ballot initiative creating a Citizens' Independent Redistricting Commission (2000).
Samuel S.-H. Wang, Ph.D. Professor of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, Princeton University; Princeton Neuroscience Institute; Director, Princeton Election Consortium.
The Honorable Thomas A. Zlaket, J.D. Former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; shareholder, Law Office of Thomas A. Zlaket; Professor of Practice, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.