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On Dec. 14, Harvard Law School Professor Adriaan Lanni gave the annual Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Lecture on Aristotle and the Moderns at Columbia University. The title of the talk was “Reconciliation after Mass Atrocity: Lessons from Ancient Athens.”
On December 24, President Barack Obama ’91 nominated Ronald Machen ’94 to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, pending confirmation by the Senate. Currently a partner at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C., Machen devotes his practice to complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and internal corporate investigations.
President Barack Obama ’91 has appointed Rita Hauser ’58 and Roel Campos ’79 to serve on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB). As members of the PIAB, Hauser and Campos will provide the President with independent advice on the effectiveness of the U.S. intelligence community.
Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig received an honorary doctorate from the University of Amsterdam on January 8 for his well-known efforts to foster informational and cultural liberty on the Internet.
With the future of television soap operas looking grim, a group of actors participated in a day-long training with HLS’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinic to learn negotiation skills for dealing with networks during tough economic times and a changing daytime TV industry.
“Five myths about who becomes a terrorist,” was written by HLS Lecturer Jessica Stern, the Academic Director of the Program on Terrorism and the Law at HLS. The op-ed appeared in the Jan. 10, 2010 edition of the Washington Post.
The Green Bag, a quarterly journal devoted to readable, concise, and entertaining legal scholarship, has named a number of HLS faculty members and alumni to its “Exemplary Legal Writing 2009” list.
“Haiti’s Angry God,” an op-ed by Pooja Bhatia ’06, appeared in the Jan. 14 edition of the New York Times. Bhatia is currently living in Port-au-Prince as a fellow at the Institute of Current World Affairs. A former Wall Street Journal reporter, Bhatia is also filing reports and was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
On Jan. 15, The New York Times included commentary by HLS Professor Jonathan Zittrain ’95 on “What web sites can do” in the wake of Google’s recent announcement that it would no longer censor search results in China.
President Barack Obama ’91 has appointed another HLS alumnus to a key post in his administration. Walter Crawford Jones ’88 will serve as the United States executive director of the African Development Bank.
HLS Professor Lucian Bebchuk testified before House Financial Services Committee at a hearing entitled “Compensation in the Financial Industry,” on Friday, Jan. 22.
The op-ed “Amid Disaster, Haitian Orphans Find Homes,” co-written by HLS Professor Elizabeth Bartholet ’65 and Paulo Barrozo S.J.D. ’09, an assistant professor of law at Boston College, appeared Jan. 21, 2010 on NPR.org. Bartholet was also interviewed on France 24's International News Program.
On January 19, Harvard Law School Assistant Professor Glenn Cohen welcomed participants to the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Industry Summit at Harvard.
Professor Mark Roe assesses the Supreme Court's decision (in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) permitting more corporate spending for and against political candidates. The decision, says Roe, may ultimately be bad for the economy.
Robert D. Joffe ’67, former presiding partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and an active member of the HLS alumni community, died Thursday, Jan. 28. He was 66.
Lucy Koh ’93 has been nominated by President Obama on to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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