ILS Events- Fall 2008 Archive

Monday, September 8
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Study Abroad Information Session
Semester abroad can provide excellent opportunities for academic and personal development.
Come find out more!
Additional information is available on the Harvard Law School website: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/special-programs/study-abroad/index.html
Pound 335
Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Tuesday, September 23
3:00 p.m.
"The Idea of Justice"
A talk by
Amartya Sen
Nobel Prize Laureate
Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University
Introduction by Dean Elena Kagan
Pound 200
Reception to follow
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Wednesday, September 24
4:00 p.m.
“A letter from Brussels to the next President of the United States”
José Manuel Barroso
President of the European Commission
Chaired by Beth A. Simmons, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS)
Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street
Sponsored by the Harvard European Law Association


Friday, September 26
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Orientation to the East Asian Legal Studies Program
Join us for an opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Staff, Research Fellows, and the 2008-2009 Visiting Scholars.
Pound 419


Monday, September 29
7:30 p.m.
The Harvard European Law Association 2008-2009 Kick-Off Social
Come meet the other Euro-curious and learn about our 2008-2009 programs, including the Guest Speakers Series, the European Law Moot Court, possibilities for publication, the Breakfast Series with Members of the European Commission and Institutions and other incredible events at the HLS and beyond!
Any level of European interest is more than welcome and there are many opportunities to get actively involved!
Pizza and refreshments will be served. Beer tickets available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Hark South


Thursday, October 2
12:00-1:00 p.m.
"Healing a Colossus: Developing World-Class Healthcare in Nigeria"
Afam Onyema
Chief Operating Officer, The GEANCO Foundation
Afam Onyema is Chief Operating Officer of the GEANCO Foundation, a non-profit organization that designs, develops, and manages medical, educational, and athletic facilities in Nigeria. A graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, Mr. Onyema has worked for international law and public relations firms and has many years of experience initiating and supporting programs designed to strengthen communities in Nigeria.
Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall
Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Monday, October 6
12:00-1:30 p.m.
"International Criminal Justice: Does it Work?"
This luncheon event will feature Judge Theodor Meron, who will discuss the efficacy of international criminal justice and its role in human rights over the past several decades.
Lunch will be included with this event, but an RSVP is necessary to attend. To RSVP, please e-mail hrp@law.harvard.edu by Thursday, October 2, 2008.
John Chipman Gray, Pound Hall
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Tuesday, October 7
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
"The Iraq History Project: Personal Narratives on Political Violence Before and After the U.S. Invasion"
This event will feature a presentation by Etelle Higonnet, the Analysis Director of the Iraq History Project, an initiative that has gathered close to 10,000 testimonies about human rights violations in Iraq -- making it one of the largest human rights documentation projects in the world. Higonnet's talk will focus on personal narratives from victims, witnesses, and perpetrators of human rights violations committed during Saddam Hussein's regime and after the U.S. invasion in 2003. Higonnet will also cover the current state of political violence in Iraq and the experience of doing fieldwork in dangerous environments.
Lewis 202
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Tuesday, October 7
12:30 p.m.
"Banning Copyright Infringers from the Internet: A View from Europe"

Jacques de Werra 
Professor, University of Geneva, School of Law
Berkman Conference Room
23 Everett St., 2nd Floor
RSVP required- please send to rsvp@cyber.law.harvard.edu.
Sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and International Legal Studies


Wednesday, October 8
9:00-10:00 a.m.
A Discussion with Professor Jacques de Werra
University of Geneva, Faculty of Law
Continental breakfast will be served.
Professor de Werra specializes in intellectual property, and has a particular interest in the fight against biopiracy, trademark cybersquatting, and the cross-border exchange of trade secrets.
Students interested in learning more about international law, intellectual property, or opportunities in Geneva are all welcome!
Lewis 202
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Tuesday, October 14
12:00-1:30 p.m.
"The War on Terror and Human Rights Law in the U.K."
This event will feature Shaheed Fatima, a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Barrister with the Blackstone Chambers in London. Ms. Fatima will examine human rights law in the U.K. and abroad since September 11, looking specifically at the human rights ramifications of the war in Iraq, pre-charge detention, the use of "control orders" restraining suspected terrorists, extraordinary rendition, and the admissibility (in U.K. legal proceedings) of evidence obtained from torture.
Pound 335
Lunch will be provided for this event. Please RSVP to hrp@law.harvard.edu.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Wednesday, October 15
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Information Session on Winter Term Projects and Funding
Come learn about programs that offer non-course academic projects in the winter term and funding opportunities. This information session will cover Independent and Continuing Clinicals, as well as the Winter Writing Program. Find out about program requirements, how to construct a project and how to apply and register. Funding resources for both domestic and international projects will also be explained in detail, including eligibility, guidelines and how to apply.
Pound 102
Lunch will be served
Sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs


Thursday, October 16
3:00-5:00 p.m.
"Foreign Laws in Domestic Courts: Perspectives from Outside the Pool"
Please join us for the first event of the Graduate Forum Panel discussions, featuring:
Ori Aronson
Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2006-07) and Supreme Court of Israel (2003-05); S.J.D. Candidate.
"Three Tales of the Domestic/Foreign Nexus: History, Methodology, Law. "
Mekonnen Ayano
Judge, Supreme Court of Oromia (Ethiopia); LL.M. Candidate.
"The Judiciary of Ethiopia in the Process of Legal Modernization. "
Dorcas Quek
Magistrate, Supreme Court of Singapore (05-07); LL.M.(08); Visiting Researcher.
"The Singapore Legal System: Constant Evolution and Adaptation. "
Pound 332
Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
Please contact Yun-Ru Chen (ychen@law.harvard.edu) or Ermal Frasheri (efrasheri@law.harvard.edu) for questions.
Sponsored by HLS Graduate Program and the Graduate Forum


Monday, October 27
1:30 p.m.
Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court
Gilmar Mendes
"Judicial Control of Constitutionality in Brazil"
John Chipman Gray, Pound Hall
Reception to follow.
Sponsored by the International Law Journal, International Legal Studies, and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies


Monday, October 27
6:00 p.m.

"Litigating International Law: Israel's Settlement Policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories"
A talk and discussion with
Mark Arnold, Attorney for the Village Council of Bil'in
and
John Reynolds, Researcher with al-Haq
This event is open to all. For more information on this event, please e-mail hsimpson@law.harvard.edu.
Hauser 102
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, the Islamic Legal Studies Program, and HLS Justice for Palestine


Tuesday, October 28
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Alain Lamassoure, Member of the European Parliament
A Member of the European Parliament, Mr. Alain Lamassoure is the former French Minister for European Affairs and a former Member of the European Convention. He is one of the top European politicians, as well as an expert on constitutional issues, foreign policy and Transatlantic relations. This event is an excellent opportunity to meet with Mr. Lamassoure in an informal setting and get your questions answered.
Spaces are extremely limited and they are awarded on a first come-first serve basis, so if you are interested in attending, please e-mail Eva (ekuhelj@post.harvard.edu). Those who have previously emailed to Zeynep Sener please reconfirm to (ekuhelj@post.harvard.edu). Be sure to include your name, degree program, and country of origin.
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, FAS, and HELA


Wednesday, October 29
5:00-6:30 p.m.

"The Intent to Destroy in Whole or In Part: Legal Concepts of Genocide from the ICTY, ICTR and the Bosnian ICJ-Genocide Case"
Phon van den Biesen,
Deputy Agent for Bosnia and Herzegovina at the International Court of Justice
This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Pound Hall 332
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Thursday, October 30
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Information Session on Study Abroad Opportunities in South Africa
Come find out how you can spend a semester in South Africa, and learn more about the University of Witwatersrand from Wits law professor Karmini Pillay.
Lunch will be served.
Lewis 211
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Thursday, October 30
12:00-1:30 p.m.

"Dialogical Justice and the Protection of Social Rights"
Roberto Gargarella,
Visiting Professor, Columbia University
Roberto Gargarella is a Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), an independent center for research on international development and policy. CMI was founded in 1930, and is located in Bergen, Norway.
This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Thursday, October 30
5:00-6:30 p.m.
"The Right to Health - Lessons from HIV/AIDS"
Anand Grover,
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
This event will feature a presentation by Anand Grover, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. Grover fought the first HIV-related case in Indian courts, is a practicing lawyer in India, and is the Project Director for the Lawyers Collective.
This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please e-mail hrp@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-9362.
Hauser 102
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Friday, October 31
12:00-1:30 p.m.

"Milosevic, Taylor, and al-Bashir: Is Justice Possible for Chiefs of State?"
Stephen Rapp,
Chief Prosecutor at the Special Court of Sierra Leone
This event will feature Stephen Rapp, the Chief Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. From 1993 to 2001, Rapp was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. In 2005, he became the Chief of Prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he assisted Chief Prosecutor Hassan Bubacar Jallow in investigating violations of international criminal law in Rwanda during 1994.
Lunch will be served.
Hauser 102
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Monday, November 3
12:00-1:00 p.m.

“The Cartoon Controversy: How South African Courts Define Hate Speech”
Professor Karmini Pillay
University of Witwatersrand
 Introduction by former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Richard Goldstone
Lunch will be served. 
Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Monday, November 3
12:00 p.m.
"Autism in China"
Helen McCabe

Assistant Professor of Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Light refreshments will be served.
Pound Hall, 419
Sponsored by the Harvard Project on Disability and East Asian Legal Studies


Friday, November 7
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Discussion with the Deans of Baghdad College of Law
Please join us for a discussion with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Baghdad College of Law, the 100-year-old premier law college in Iraq. Dr. Ali Kadhum Aziz Al-Rufaie and Dr. Salah Hadi Saleh will be in the US to learn about how American law schools operate and to speak about the state of legal education in Iraq.
Breakfast will be served.
Lewis 211
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Friday, November 7
12:00 p.m.
"Legislating Equality in Korean Law and Policy"
delivered by
Ilhyung Lee
Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law, University of Missouri and
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution
Pound 419
Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Wednesday, November 12
12:00 p.m.
Information Session on Harvard Law School/University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program
Join us for an information session about the Harvard/Cambridge joint degree program! The program allows Harvard J.D. candidates to earn a Cambridge LL.M. and a Harvard J.D. in a total of three-and-a-half years. Up to six Harvard 2Ls are selected annually to spend their 3L year reading for the LL.M. degree in Cambridge, England. The 2009–2010 application deadline is Friday, November 21, 2008. Further information about the program, eligibility, and application requirements can be found at:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/special-programs/study-abroad/joint-degree-program.html.
Lewis 202
Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Thursday, November 13
12:00 p.m.
International Summer Funding Information Session
Want to know what funds exist for International public interest work? This event will discuss International Summer Funding and will be helpful to anyone considering applying for a Chayes International Public Service Fellowship or Human Rights Program Internship for summer 2009. These two funding sources supplement the guaranteed summer funding disseminated by the Student Financial Services. The event will feature brief presentations by past Chayes Fellows who will talk about how they obtained their placements, the projects they worked on, and what advice they would give to students considering the program.
Austin East
Pizza lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies, OPIA, Student Financial Services, and the Human Rights Program


Thursday, November 13
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Can Democracy Survive Prolonged Occupation and War on Terror?
   Please join us for this panel presentation, featuring:
Adv. Michael Sfard

Legal Counsel, Yesh Din (Volunteers for Human Rights)
Adv. Sari Bashi
Director, Gisha (Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement)
Adv. Limor Yehuda
 Director of Occupied Territories Program (Association for Civil Rights in Israel)
Dr. Amir Paz-Fuchs, Board Member
Bimkom (Planners for Planning Rights)
This event is open to the public.
For more information on this event, please contact the Human Rights Program at hrp@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-9362.
Pound 202
Refreshments will be served
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program and the Middle East Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government


Friday, November 14
12:00-1:00 p.m.

"The International Court of Justice and Enforcement of Human Rights Law:
Reflections from the Georgia v. Russia Case"
A presentation by
Dr. Payam Akhavan, LL.M. '90, S.J.D. '01
This event will feature Dr. Payam Akhavan (LL.M. '90, S.J.D. '01). Dr. Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is the lead Counsel for Georgia in the World Court Case on the Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination alleging Russian support for ethnic cleansing and secessionism in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Professor Akhavan was previously the Legal Advisor to the ICTY-ICTR at The Hague, Senior Fellow at Yale Law School, and has published extensively on international criminal law and human rights.
Lewis 202
This event is open to all. For more information on this event, please contact the Human Rights Program at hrp@law.harvard.edu.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Tuesday, November 18
5:00-6:30 p.m.
"The U.S. and Human Rights: What Difference Would a National Institution Make?"
This panel will look at the potential difference a U.S. Human Rights Institution could make. Panelists include:
Robin Toma
Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission;
Yvonne Johnson

Mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina;
Richard Carver
Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, Oxford Brookes University;
Prof. Chris Stone
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
The panel will be moderated by Professor Ryan Goodman, and will address what state and local human rights commissions are doing that could be a good example for a national human rights institution, how international mechanisms might be used to address human rights concerns within the U.S., and case studies of truth and reconciliation commissions convened in the U.S. and how they may be relevant to the creation of an NHRI.
Pound Hall 335
 For more information on this event, please contact the Human Rights Program at hrp@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-9362.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Wednesday, November 19
10:00 a.m.
Please join us for the presentation of the
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
to
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
IFTIKHAR CHAUDHRY
in recognition of his courageous efforts to uphold the rule of law
Dean Elena Kagan will present the award
Chief Justice Chaudhry will offer remarks and respond to questions
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Please note: large bags and backpacks will not be allowed
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Wednesday, November 19
12:15-1:30 p.m.
National Human Rights Institutions and the Domestication of International Law
Richard Carver
Associate Lecturer, Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, Oxford Brookes University
Richard Carver has worked for Oxford Media Research, Article 19, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and served as a consultant to many non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations including Fahamu, the International Institute for Democratic and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He has written books on health and development and on the post-independence history of Malawi, and was lead author of the International Council's report Performance & Legitimacy: National Human Rights Institutions as well as a report on national human rights institutions in Africa for the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies.
Lewis 301
Lunch provided, but RSVP is necessary. Please e-mail hrp@law.harvard.edu to RSVP. The event is open to the public.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Thursday, November 20
8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
"Hope, Critique, and Possibility: Universal Rights in Societies of Difference"
Harvard Law School, Pound Hall
For further details and registration information, please see www.facinghistory.org/conference08.
Sponsored by Harvard Law School and Facing History and Ourselves


Wednesday, December 3
6:30 p.m.
Informational Reception for Chayes International Public Service Fellowship
Please join us for an opportunity to learn about the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship and to hear about the experiences of past Chayes Fellows.
Open to 1Ls and others eligible for the Chayes Fellowship.
For more information, see:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/spotlight/ils/fellowships/chayes-fellowship-info-for-students.html.
Bring your questions!
Ropes Gray Room, Pound Hall
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies

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