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September 30th, 2006

Light and Rand present lecture on Indian gaming in Oklahoma:

Sep 30 2006
On October 9, 2006, Steven Andrew Light and Kathryn R.L. Rand gave the Annual Watkins Lecture at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. The lectureship brings recognized authorities to ECU to address subjects of public interest at the local, state, or national level. Besides their public lecture, Light and Rand also guest lectured in a class and presented an informal “brown bag” discussion with faculty, students, and tribal leaders. Read more.

July 31st

Rand and Light publish “How Congress Can and Should ‘Fix’ IGRA”

Jul 31 2006
Rand and Light’s recent article, “How Congress Can and Should ‘Fix’ the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: Recommendations for Law and Policy Reform,” appears in the Fall 2006 issue of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. Based on Rand and Light’s 2005 testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Indian gaming regulation, the article provides an overarching theoretical approach to law and policy reform in the area of Indian gaming.

May 24th

Rand and Light give presentations at international conference

May 24 2006
Kathryn R.L. Rand and Steven Andrew Light gave a presentation on their recent book, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise at the 13th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking in Tahoe, Nevada, on May 24, 2006. They also presented a paper on “guiding principles” for law and policy reform in tribal gaming and participate in a roundtable on university research institutes.

May 11th

Light and Rand receive grant to study state-level constraints on Indian gaming

May 11 2006
Light and Rand have received a research grant from the Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming Research Center at San Diego State University. The grant funds their study of state-level constraints on tribal political influence on Indian gaming law and policy through two empirical case studies.

March 3rd

Notable recent interviews and media appearances

Mar 4 2006
Rand and Light were interviewed about the Mashantucket Pequots and Indian gaming in Connecticut on Special Edition Saturday, WATR Radio (Hartford, CT), Apr. 15, 2006. Steven Andrew Light was interviewed on Indian gaming issues on two radio programs in March 2006, This is Hell, WNUR Radio (Chicago, IL), Mar. 4, 2006, and Straight Talk, KNOX Radio (Grand Forks, ND), Mar. 1, 2006.

February 11th

Light and Rand appear on C-SPAN2's "Book TV"

Feb 12 2006
On February 3, 2006, Light and Rand gave a presentation on their recent book, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise. They discussed the law and politics of Indian gaming, as well as the connection between Indian gaming and the Jack Abramoff scandal. The lecture was taped for C-SPAN2’s "Book TV", and aired Feb. 12 and Mar. 19, 2006.

January 14th

Recent and Forthcoming Scholarly Articles

Jan 15 2006
Kathryn R.L. Rand & Steven Andrew Light, “The Moral Landscape of Indian Gaming: Is It Any Different?,” in Alan Wolfe ed., Gambling and the American Moral Landscape (forthcoming)

Steven Andrew Light & Kathryn R.L. Rand, “Within Boundaries: Indian Gaming in North Dakota,” in Pauliina Raento & David Schwartz, eds., Gambling, Space, and Time (forthcoming)

Steven Andrew Light, “Indian Gaming and Intergovernmental Relations: State-Level Constraints on Tribal Political Influence Over Policy Outcomes” (forthcoming 2007)