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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer Speaks During Prestigious Bernstein Lecture

April 29, 2016 – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke during Georgetown’s annual Bernstein Symposium April 28 in the university’s historic Gaston Hall.

Breyer, who focused largely on the relationship between the United States and foreign laws in an era of globalization, said it is important for people to know what goes on outside our borders.

“If we want a world where finance is worldwide and combatting fraud is a worldwide effort, we [have to] interpret statutes in a way that will allow us to coordinate efforts.”

Fellow Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett are among the distinguished guests who have spoken during the symposium presented by Georgetown College’s government department.

The Bernstein Symposium is designed to provide ongoing discussions with scholars, policymakers and students about challenges and opportunities confronting public institutions. It is named for the late Marver H. Bernstein, a former professor of politics and philosophy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.