Virtual series to explore rural infrastructure

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Virtual series to explore rural infrastructure

Rural Nebraskans’ optimism about the future is slightly down compared to last year, and their metropolitan counterparts are more optimistic about both their current situation and the future, according to the 2021 Nebraska Rural and Metro Polls.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

The Rural Reconciliation Project, with support from the University of Nebraska College of Law, will continue its virtual law and policy series, “Rural Infrastructure: Where Do We Invest,” with sessions on Jan. 27, Feb. 25 and March 22.

The series explores rural infrastructure through a reconciliation lens. Key questions asked include:

  • What were original infrastructure goals and choices?;
  • Who benefited and who did not?;
  • Were those goals met and why?; and,
  • Where should we invest now?

The noon, Jan. 27 session features Greg Shill, professor of law, University of Iowa, who will discuss transportation law and policy.

The noon, Feb. 25 session features Christopher Ali, University of Virginia, who will discuss rural broadband. Ali will also engage with the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center.

The 2 p.m., March 22 session features Priya Baskaran, professor of law, American University, and panelists Camille Pannu, University of California Irvine School of Law; Katherine Garvey, West Virginia University College of Law; and Oday Salim, University of Michigan Law School. They will discuss rural water infrastructure and advocacy.

Previous sessions have addressed rural jobs and green energy transitions.

Learn more about the series or register to attend.

The Rural Reconciliation Project was created Nebraska Law professors Jessica Shoemaker and Anthony Schutz to provide a critical and truthful assessment of the past, present and future of rural America.

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