Revitalizing Public Goods

St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy Fall Symposium

Date & Time:

Friday, November 12, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM



Online / Moot Courtroom

The St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy invites you to attend their upcoming symposium, "Revitalizing Public Goods."

The University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy is hosting its Fall Symposium on the cutting-edge topic of Revitalizing Public Goods. The era of privatization and limited government is over. A convergence of factors is causing policy-makers of both political parties to think more deeply about the role of an activist government in confronting the great crises of the moment; in responding to geopolitical competition; and in improving the lives and well-being of the general public. The Conference on Revitalizing Public Goods is intended to explore the dimensions of this new and dramatic shift in the responsibilities of government.

The Conference is intended to consist of a hybrid of in-person and virtual presentations.

Keynote Speaker:
Alfredo Saad-Filho is Professor of Political Economy and International Development, and Head of Department of International Development at King’s College London. Previously, he was Professor of Political Economy at SOAS University of London, and Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Alfredo was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Medal of the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil (2013), and the SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize (2016). He has taught in universities and research institutions in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mozambique, Switzerland and the UK. His publications include 15 books, 75 journal articles, 55 book chapters, and 30 reports for UN and other international agencies. His research work has been published in two dozen countries and in 15 languages, and presented at 250 academic events in 35 countries.

Registration information will be available in the next few weeks.


In the interests of protecting our community, we strongly urge all guests of the university to be fully vaccinated before visiting our campus. Further, face coverings are required in all indoor, public spaces regardless of vaccination status. If you feel sick, please stay home.

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