Dear SPIA Community,
As a policy school welcoming all viewpoints, I hope we can come together to examine the implications of today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, a 1973 ruling that protected pregnant women’s rights to choose an abortion. Certainly, it is one of the most significant landmark rulings of this generation.
We all should appreciate how moments like these underscore the importance of the public affairs education offered by SPIA and our fellow policy schools. This moment affords our students, faculty, and practitioners the opportunity to analyze in real time the impacts of federal-level decisions on states, as well as the trickle-down effects of such decisions on local communities, families, and individuals.
As we all continue to reflect on today’s Supreme Court decision, I encourage our community to learn from our SPIA experts and other scholars, who are commenting on the decision from their perspectives of expertise in academia and research. The University also has issued a short homepage piece addressing some key points for students, faculty, and staff.
Dean Amaney Jamal