Journal of Law and Public Policy

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War and the Contemporary World

April 1, 2022
8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT

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The contemporary world has become an arena for emerging new types of international conflict. The Conference on War and the Contemporary World is intended to explore the range of international conflicts and warfare. The symposium will consist of three panels. The panels will focus on economic warfare, the geopolitics of war, and the new paradigm of warfare, such as cyberwarfare and the militarization of outer space. The keynote speaker is Dr. Aurel Sari. Dr. Sari will address the relationship between war and law from the vantage point of the contemporary geopolitical and strategic environment.

The Conference on War and Contemporary World will provide an important discussion of emerging trends in warfare. This discussion is especially timely as we have seen Russia in recent days using a spectrum of weapons – military, cyber, and informational – in its invasion of Ukraine.



The Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP) is a student-run organization that promotes modern legal thought through analysis of contemporary public policy. It hopes to raise awareness and provide expert thought on timely public policy issues by utilizing several forums, including academically-rigorous symposia, publication of articles, community events, and the like. It welcomes all viewpoints in order to sharpen and improve the public policies of the state and federal governments of the United States of America. By strengthening professional relationships, utilizing practical skills for the workplace, and stimulating scholarly discussion, JLPP seeks to provide students with an opportunity to develop their critical skills and to make a meaningful contribution to legal professionals and American society.

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2021-2022 Leadership
Thomas Maigaard
Managing Editor
April Turitto
Publications Editor
Josie Rosene
Articles Editor
Dalia Istephanous
Symposium Editor
Kendall Hays
Recruitment Chair
Jill Strodthoff
Erica Saluta

Senior Editors

  • Shawna Kosel
  • Sophia Maietta
  • Andrea Meitler
  • Lexi Wentworth
  • Pete Wollan
  • Payton Yahn

Associate Editors

  • Samantha Arndt
  • Maria Biasin
  • Taylor Daniels
  • Alicia Johnson
  • Olivia Kettleson
  • Austin Northagen
  • Chasse Thomas
Faculty Advisor
Charles Reid