|Phil Hogen on campus to speak Sept. 15|
Phil Hogen, National Indian Gaming Commission Chair, will serve as the Inaugural Distinguished Public Administrator in Residence, jointly sponsored by the School of Law and the College of Business and Public Administration.
Hogen's visit will be highlighted with a keynote address titled “Achievements and Challenges in Indian Gaming from the Perspective of the National Indian Gaming Commission” at 4 p.m., Sept. 15, in the UND School of Law Baker Courtroom.
Immediately following Hogen’s keynote lecture, he will be joined by two members of First Nations University of Canada for a panel discussion on Aboriginal economic development and gaming. The participants will be Bob Kayseas, director of the School of Business and Public Administration, and Richard Missens, a professor in the Business school. The keynote lecture and panel discussion are free and open to the public.
President George W. Bush appointed Hogen to Chair the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) in the Fall of 2002. The NIGC is the independent federal regulatory agency created within the Department of the Interior by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) to provide federal oversight for the Indian gaming industry, now involving more than 200 federally recognized Indian Tribes and more than 400 tribal gaming operations in 28 states.
Prior to his appointment as Chair of NIGC, Hogen served as the Associate Solicitor for the Division of Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. He earned his law degree at the University of South Dakota in 1970. Hogen is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and currently makes his home in the Black Hills.
While the keynote address is the highlight of his residency from September 14-16, 2009, Hogen will also serve as guest lecturer in both business and law school classes, meet with current students and faculty and spend time specifically with the Native American Law Student Association.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni & Public Relations, Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2856