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Forum Overview

Established in 2007, the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy provides a unique opportunity to foster public education and civic action on important public policy issues, building on the late Governor Dick Thornburgh’s legacy by creating a framework for advancing his vision of creating effective and principled governance.The Forum engages in a variety of activities that enhance the accountability and integrity of governmental institutions at the local, state, and national levels. Internationally, it seeks to advance those values as well as the commitment to rule of law for all levels of government.

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American Experience Distinguished Lecture. 2019. Mark Nordenberg, Dave Davies, Samantha Balbier, Ed Rendell, Dick and Ginny Thornburgh, Tom Ridge, Audrey Murrell, Patrick Gallagher.

Mission
Mission

Through annual lectures and a University-based archive spanning Thornburgh’s diverse career, the Forum is intended to develop program relationships with schools and departments across the University. 

Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg
Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg

Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg has been actively involved at every step along the way – beginning during his years as Dean of our School of Law, extending through his tenure as Chancellor, and also as Chair of the Institute of Politics.  

Message from the Director
Message from the Director

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy will continue its mission of fostering public education and civic action on important public policy issues under the direction of Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg.

Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee

Review the list of our distinguished committee members

Contact Us
Contact Us

University of Pittsburgh
Hillman Library
Dick Thornburgh Room (First floor)
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
kac15@pitt.edu