Professor Dan Urman

Welcome to the Lives in Law and Public Policy Speaker Series sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Political Science. We developed this series to provide opportunities for our students, alumni, and members of the Northeastern community to hear and learn from leading figures in law and policy.

Our speakers discuss their personal and professional paths, offering advice along the way. Past speakers include Distinguished Professor and former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, former U.S. Senator Mo Cowan, State Labor Secretary Joanne Goldstein, Political Strategist Michael Goldman, and many others.

Students have appreciated the opportunity to meet with and learn from some of the region and nation’s most important public figures.


“I think the speaker series is a great way for students to hear from people who have successfully navigated careers in law and public policy, and the opportunity to hear about their journeys as well as discuss our own future careers is extremely valuable. Each individual speaker brought a different perspective to the table and I found that to be very interesting and inspiring.”

Kristiene Gong, ‘16, Bachelor of Science in Political Science; minor in Law and Public Policy


We look forward to seeing you!

Dan Urman
Director, Minor in Law and Public Policy

Fall 2018 Schedule

The Fall 2018 Lives in Law and Policy Speaker Series is presented by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Political Science.


DateTime & LocationTopicSpeakers
256-8 p.m., 909 Renaissance ParkAmerican Political Culture & the 2018 Midterms-Michael Goldman, Political Analyst

-Jennifer Nassour, Political Consultant and Analyst
236-8 p.m., 909 Renaissance ParkThe 2018 Midterm Elections and the Future of the Supreme Court-Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law, Georgia State University
86-8 p.m., 909 Renaissance ParkMaking Sense of the 2018 Midterm Election Results-Costas Panagopoulos, Professor of Political Science and Director of Big Data and Quantitative Initiatives, Northeastern University