Celebrating 10 Years at GW

As the Fall 2019 semester drew to a close, the GW Regulatory Studies Center celebrated its 10th year as part of the GW community. This page has a commemorative video featuring Center staff and supporters over the years, and a series of videos and photos from our celebratory event!


A Decade of Making a Difference

Our sincerest thank you to the GW community, our contributors, and supporters who helped make the past decade possible for the GW Regulatory Studies Center students, faculty, and staff!

From Prohibition to Flying Cars: The History and Future of Regulation

On Tuesday, February 4th the GW Regulatory Studies Center hosted an exciting event with key thought leaders in public policy and academia to look back on the past century of regulatory policy and to speculate on what the next century might look like.

Download Event Brochure (PDF)


Opening Remarks

Cary Coglianese; Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is also director of the Penn Program on Regulation.
Interviewed by Christopher Carrigan; Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School and Co-Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center.


Cary Coglianese at podium

"Ultimately, people make the decisions about when and how to regulate."

Cary Coglianese
Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Panel One: Regulatory Lessons from the Last Century


  • Sally Katzen; Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU Law.
  • Richard J. Pierce, Jr.; Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at GW Law.
  • Susan E. Dudley; Distinguished professor of practice in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at GW.
  • Jerry Ellig; Research Professor at the GW Regulatory Studies Center.
  • Moderated by Shawne McGibbon; General Counsel for the Administrative Conference of the United States.


Keynote Speaker

Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma)
Introduced by Robert H. Miller; Vice President for Research at the George Washington University.

*Note: Senator Tom Carper (D-Delaware) was unable to participate due to changes in the Congressional schedule.


"If we're going to get to flying cars we need a good, predictable regulatory system."

Senator James Lankford
United States Senator (R-OK)

Senator James Lankford at a podium

Panel Two: Opportunities and Challenges in the Century Ahead


  • Sarah A. Binder; Professor of political science at GW's Columbian College of Arts and Science.
  • Remington A. Gregg; Counsel for Civil Justice and Consumer Rights at Public Citizen.
  • Andrew W. Torrance; Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law at Kansas Law.
  • Moderated by Bridget C.E. Dooling; Research Professor at the GW Regulatory Studies Center.