30 episodes

The Baldy Center Podcast highlights University at Buffalo faculty research and perspectives on current events.

The Baldy Center Podcast The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy

    • Society & Culture

The Baldy Center Podcast highlights University at Buffalo faculty research and perspectives on current events.

    Anya Bernstein discusses judicial populism and the cultures of bureaucracy

    Anya Bernstein discusses judicial populism and the cultures of bureaucracy

    Episode 29 features Anya Bernstein, Professor of Law in the University at Buffalo’s School of Law. Bernstein discusses judicial populism, the bureaucratic role of law clerks, and the dangers of exclusionary worldviews in law and society.











    Keywords: populism, judicial review, bureaucracy, bureaucrats, authoritarian populism, democracy

    • 29 min
    Matthew Dimick discusses income inequality, wealth redistribution, income tax, economics, Pareto optimality, and Marxism

    Matthew Dimick discusses income inequality, wealth redistribution, income tax, economics, Pareto optimality, and Marxism

    Episode 28 features Matthew Dimick, Professor of Law in the University at Buffalo’s School of Law. Dimick explains Pareto optimality and the differences between income taxation and legal rules for wealth redistribution. He discusses capitalism, Marxism, and how economists measure the effects various methods of redistribution may have on the economy.

     

     

     

    Keywords: wealth redistribution, inequality, income tax, taxation, disparity, Marxism, capitalism, economics, taxation, minimum wage

    • 37 min
    Seth Parker Woods discusses the positioning of the cello, oral and written histories, Classical music, Black composers, and performance installations

    Seth Parker Woods discusses the positioning of the cello, oral and written histories, Classical music, Black composers, and performance installations

    Episode 27 features Seth Parker Woods, a University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Dr. Woods speaks about the cello and its use in classical music and performance pieces, including the ice cello. He discusses the Fluxus movement, Black composers, and using music and performance to create pieces that reflect events and social issues such as police brutality and the emotions they cause. This episode includes two pieces at the end - Bach’s Allemande, and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay’s asinglewordisnotenough - performed by Dr. Woods. 


     


     


    Keywords: cello, music, performance art, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, classical music, Black composers, Fluxus, ice cello, contemporary classical music, Seth Parker Woods

    • 38 min
    Rachael K. Hinkle discusses briefs, lawyer experience, and the influence they have on Supreme Court decisions

    Rachael K. Hinkle discusses briefs, lawyer experience, and the influence they have on Supreme Court decisions

    Episode 26 features Rachael K. Hinkle, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Hinkle speaks about her forthcoming book, co-authored by Morgan Hazelton (St. Louis University), Persuading the Supreme Court: The Significance of Briefs in Judicial Decision Making. She discusses the process of analyzing tens of thousands of briefs, who’s allowed to submit these briefs, and how these documents and who wrote them can influence Supreme Court decisions.


     


     


     


    Keywords: Supreme Court, brief, amicus brief, Brandeis brief, court ruling, court decision, judicial decision

    • 20 min
    Victoria Wolcott discusses the Long Civil Rights Movement and utopianism

    Victoria Wolcott discusses the Long Civil Rights Movement and utopianism

    Episode 25 features Victoria Wolcott, a professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Wolcott speaks about her upcoming book, Living in the Future: Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement(University of Chicago Press, 2022), and her research on utopian thought and communities. She discusses Civil Rights Movement activists like Martin Luther King Jr., Father Divine, and Howard Thurman, and how their shared belief in radical pacifism holds utopian yearnings.


     


    Keywords: civil rights, civil rights movement, BLM, Martin Luther King, activism, Black activism, utopia, utopianism, Marxism, socialism

    • 17 min
    Daniel Brantes Ferreira discusses sports betting and arbitration in Brazil

    Daniel Brantes Ferreira discusses sports betting and arbitration in Brazil

    Episode 24 features Daniel Brantes Ferreira, a 2021-2022 Baldy Research Fellow, a professor at Universidade Cândido Mendes, and Vice-President for Academic affairs at the Brazilian Center of Arbitration and Mediation (CBMA). Dr. Ferreira discusses his research on sports betting and arbitration in Brazil, including arbitration clauses in the terms and services of online betting websites. He explains the process of arbitration and what can happen when the arbitration company listed in the terms and services is in another country entirely, speaking another language, causing difficulty for those with disputes.

    • 21 min

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