Virtual series to discuss rural infrastructure

11 Jan 2022    

Photo of a small town main street with trees on one side and shops on the other

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?, Jan. 27, Feb. 25 and March 22.

This Rural Infrastructure series explores rural infrastructure through a reconciliation lens. What were original infrastructure goals and choices? Who benefited and who did not? Were those goals met? Why? And, most importantly, where should we invest now?

The session on Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. features Iowa Law professor Greg Shill who will discuss transportation law and policy.

The session on Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. features Dr. Christopher Ali from the University of Virginia who will discuss rural broadband. Dr. Ali will also engage with the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center.

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

Previous sessions have addressed rural jobs and green energy transitions.

To learn more about the series and register, visit

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