New Ideas in Insurance Returns for Second Round

New Ideas in Insurance: A Virtual ILC Speaker Series

Leading experts will present the latest and most compelling ideas in insurance during a series of online presentations sponsored by the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

The 2022 New Ideas in Insurance series will begin on Jan. 20 with a lecture by Hannah Farber of Columbia University about how insurance shaped the founding of the United States. The weekly series will continue on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. through April with presentations by scholars, lawyers and industry experts.

A session on Race and Insurance will be held March 31, featuring Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, and My Chi To, executive deputy superintendent of insurance for the New York State Department of Financial Services. Other topics will include ransomware insurance, firearm safety, third party moral hazard, adverse selection and the transfer of financial risk from government and businesses onto individual households.

”We’re really thrilled with the intellectually diverse lineup of scholars and practitioners that will be presenting this year,” said Travis Pantin, director of the Insurance Law Center. “This is the second year that we’re doing this, and we’ve learned that organizing fully remote workshops is a great way to bring together the geographically dispersed community of insurance law scholars and practitioners. Our goal is to make this the place that insurance law nerds gather to discuss the most interesting academic ideas circulating today.”

“I’m really looking forward to this series, which promises to be very informative and thought-provoking,” Dean Eboni S. Nelson said. “I applaud Insurance Law Center Director Travis Pantin for building upon the excellence of the center by assembling such a stellar roster of participants who will present on timely and interesting topics.”

There is no charge for attendance, but advance registration is required. A full schedule and registration link are available at, along with recordings of presentations from 2021, the first year of the series.

The Insurance Law Center at the UConn School of Law, established in 1998 with an endowment from the insurance community, is an internationally renowned academic center for the study of law, insurance and risk.

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