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About the Forum

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy was established in 2007 at the University of Pittsburgh. It is housed under the Institute of Politics and provides good governance and disability-related programming as well as student and faculty awards.The Dick Thornburgh Archive Papers are held by the University's Hillman Library where thousands of original papers are available for research purposes in addition to a vast online archive.

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Mark Nordenberg

Mark Nordenberg

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy continues its mission of fostering public education and civic action on important public policy issues under the direction of Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg.  Nordenberg also serves as the Chair of the Institute of Politics.

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News and Events

Upcoming Governance Lecture Series
Join Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg for a lively conversation with Barbara McQuade to discuss her new book, Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America.
The Dick Thornburgh Disability Service Award has been granted to Zachary Miller - 2024
Mary Crossley, Interim Dean, Professor of Law, John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and former Dean of Pitt Law
The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy is proud to announce the availability of the Dick Thornburgh Forum Disability Service Award for 2023