Conferences and Workshops

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The Baldy Center sponsors conferences and workshops at the University at Buffalo that bring together international, national, and local interdisciplinary scholars to address critical questions in law and social policy. 

On this page you will find links to conferences sponsored by The Baldy Center since 2016.  You can see more about conferences, sponsored from 1996 to 2015, here.

Upcoming Events

Conferences and Workshops, 2016 to present

2016 SPECIAL EVENT: TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE 2017 REFERENDUM

HOW TO FIX NEW YORK’S CONSTITUTION?
Tuesday, April 5, 2016    2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by Baldy Center, Buffalo Law Review, Jaeckle Center, Partnership for the Public Good, SUNY Rockefeller Institute

On Election Day, Nov. 7, 2017, New York voters will decide: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” (N.Y. Const., Art. XIX, § 2). 

Issues are: Campaign finance reform, redistricting reform, election administration reform, term limits, tax limits, public pension guarantees, environmental protection…  Is a convention “good medicine” or “snake oil?”

PRESENTERS:

  • GERALD BENJAMIN, Director, Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives, SUNY New Paltz.
  • CHRISTOPHER BOPST, Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics.
  • HENRIK DULLEA, Trustee, Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY)
  • PETER GALIE, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Canisius College.