ILS Events- Spring 2009 Archive

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Monday, February 2
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Documentary Film Screening, My Beijing Birthday
with filmmaker
Howie Snyder
My Beijing Birthday takes a heartfelt and humorous look at the rapidly changing lives of a group of young Beijingers through the eyes of an American, Howie Snyder.
 The story shows us the group as 8-year-olds in 1996 studying Chinese stand-up comedy with Howie and their teacher Mrs. Ma. We visit the group again in 2008 as they reflect on their lives and new dreams for the future. This generation of children, known as China’s new little emperors, is the first in the world to grow up without brothers and sisters. They have grown up amid the most rapid economic growth the world has ever seen. In My Beijing Birthday, Howie breaks through language and cultural barriers to show us how these children – and Beijingers in general – are a lot like his native New Yorkers: rough on the outside, but tender on the inside.
Austin East
Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


Thursday, February 5
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Semester Abroad Open Question and Answer Session
Semester abroad can provide excellent opportunities for academic and personal development.
Stop by for an open question and answer session with the International Legal Studies staff.
Lewis 211
Applications are due February 15 for Fall 2009 semester abroad.
For more information on semester abroad, please see the International Legal Studies website:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/special-programs/study-abroad/semester-abroad.html
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Tuesday, February 10
7:00-9:00 p.m.

"Gaza: Understanding the Conflict and Implications for Palestine"

Please join the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and HLS Justice for Palestine for this panel event featuring:
Professor Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
Prof. Elaine Hagopian
Simmons College
Husam Zolmot
Fellow, Center for Middle East Studies, Harvard University
For more information on this event, please contact the Human Rights Program at clrogers@law.harvard.edu.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Saturday, February 14
7:00 p.m.-12 a.m.
HLS International Fair & Party: It's Your Small World... Love It!
Come celebrate this Valentine’s Day with free exotic food, music and performances from around the globe.
Drop by this international carnival with your friends and loved ones to enjoy the best of what your colleagues have to offer from around the world.
Ropes-Gray Room
Sponsored by the Graduate Program


Friday, February 20
12:00-7:00 p.m.

The Harvard Human Rights Journal's 2009 Conference
Featuring a keynote address by
Edward C. Luck
Special Adviser to the U.N. Secretary-General
The purpose of this symposium is to expose students to the Responsibility to Protect doctrine -- its historical and current development, its implications for the international order and for the international human rights field.
This event is open to the public, though a free registration process must be completed. To register, please click here.  For more details on the conference, including background information on the Responsibility to Protect doctrine and a complete schedule of presenters and panels, please visit the Harvard Human Rights Journal Web site here.
Sponsored by the Harvard Human Rights Journal, with generous support from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP


Thursday, March 5
3:30 p.m. (First Panel)
5:00 p.m. (Second Panel)

"Climate Change and Global Justice: Crafting Fair Solutions for Nations and Peoples"
Participants include:
Jason Scott Johnston

Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law and
Director, Program on Law, the Environment, and the Economy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School;
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Professor of Law, Co-Director, Regulatory Program and
Director, Climate Change Research Network at the Vanderbilt University Law School;
Brooke A. Ackerly
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Global Feminisms Collaborative, Vanderbilt University;
Jonathan B. Wiener

William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law;
John H. Knox

Professor of Law at the Wake Forest School of Law;
Counsellor Marc Limon
Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Maldives to the United Nations in Geneva;
Tyler Giannini

Lecturer on Law and Clinical Director, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School;
Bonnie Docherty

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School and Clinical Instructor, Human Rights Program;
Moderators include:
Siobhan McInerney-Lankford
Counsel, Environment and International Law (Human Rights), The World Bank;
David A. Wirth

Professor, Boston College Law School
Langdell North, Harvard Law School
For more information, please email hlselr@law.harvard.edu.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Monday, March 9
12:00-1:00 p.m.

"Globalization and Public Interest Litigation in India"
featuring
Colin Gonsalves
Founder, India Center for Human Rights Law
Gonsalves is also the founder of the Human Rights Law Network in India, and is a former (1999) fellow with Ashoka, an organization that identifies "social entrepreneurs" in various fields whose work results in significant change.
Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall
Refreshments will be served. For more information on this event, please contact the Human Rights Program at hrp@law.harvard.edu.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program and Harvard Law Student Advocates


Wednesday, March 11
12:30 p.m.

"Multilingual Law: On the Role of Translation in EU Legal Discourse"
a talk given by
Sieglinde E. Pommer
Secretary-General of the European Society of Translation Studies, currently Post-Doc Fellow at HLS
Room TBA
Refreshments and lunch will be served.
Sponsored by the Harvard European Law Association


Friday, March 13
12:00-1:00 p.m.

East Asian Legal Studies Lunchtime Talk
"Law Reform to Meet the Needs of an Aging Society?
Revision of Trust Law in Japan and a New Image of Trustees"
delivered by
Keisuke Abe, LL.M. '96
Professor of Law
Seikei University
Pound Hall, Room 419
Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Wednesday, March 18
6:00 p.m.

"Interrogations, Forced Feedings, and the Role of Health Professionals"
This event will commemorate the newest Harvard University Press publication by the Human Rights Program, "Interrogations, Forced Feedings, and the Role of Health Professionals." The event will feature four panelists who contributed to the volume, and will be moderated by Professor Ryan Goodman, Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
Panelists for the event include:
Scott Allen
Assistant Professor (Clinical) Medicine, Brown University and
Co-Director, The Center for Prisoner and Health Rights Medicine as Profession Fellow, Physicians for Human Rights
Robert Jay Lifton
Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and
Former Director, Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Stephen Soldz
Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and
Founder, Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice
Leonard Rubenstein
President and former Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights and
Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace
Pound Hall 332
For more information on this event, contact the Human Rights Program at hrp@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-9362.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Monday, March 30
12:00-1:00 p.m.

"The United Nations Convention of Persons with Disabilities: A Paradigm Shift"
Please join OPIA and HRP for this event featuring Wasserstein Fellow
Tanya Smith
Human Rights Officer with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR)
We will discuss the work the UN is now involved in with regards to persons with disabilities.
Hauser 105
Lunch will be served.
For more information on this event, contact pia@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-3108.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Monday, March 30
1:30-6:30 p.m.

Wong Auditorium,
MIT Building E51
and Tuesday, March 31
1:30-6:30 p.m.
Austin Hall,
Harvard Law School
MIT/Harvard Gaza Symposium
The second annual Gaza symposium, this year jointly organized by MIT and Harvard, will host a series of panels on the role of US and international actors, as well as human rights and international humanitarian law in the wake of recent events in Gaza. Bringing together experts in the fields of human rights, history, political science, US foreign policy and law, the two-day symposium will include a range of views from US, Israeli, Palestinian and UN/NGO perspectives.
This symposium is free and open to the public. For more details on the symposium, visit:
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/middleeast/MEIevents/gaza09.html
http://web.mit..edu/cis/eventposter_033009_gaza.html
Sponsored by The Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School; The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; University Committee on Human Rights Studies; The Human Rights Program at the Harvard Law School; The Center for International Studies, MIT; and The Program for Human Rights and Justice, MIT


Friday, April 3
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Information Session
Study abroad can provide excellent opportunities for academic and personal growth. Come hear from students who have spent a semester abroad, and find out how you can take advantage of an international experience!
Information will be provided on semester abroad programs and the University of Cambridge joint-degree program. For more information, please see our webpage.
Room TBD
Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Friday, April 3
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Information Session
Study abroad can provide excellent opportunities for academic and personal growth. Come hear from students who have spent a semester abroad, and find out how you can take advantage of an international experience!
Information will be provided on semester abroad programs and the University of Cambridge joint-degree program. For more information, please see our webpage.
Room TBD
Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Friday, April 3
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Labor and Worklife Forum
"Strikes in Vietnam & China: Legal Frameworks and Diverging Industrial Relations Patterns"
delivered by
Anita Chan
Author, China’s Workers Under Assault: The Exploitation of Labor in a Globalizing Economy, and
Visiting Research Fellow, the Contemporary China Centre, Australian National University
125 Mt Auburn St., 3rd Floor
Sponsored by the Labor and Worklife Program and East Asian Legal Studies


Tuesday, April 7
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Talk
"Criminal Justice in China and Taiwan: Recent Developments"
delivered by
Jerome A. Cohen
Founding Director of EALS
Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Of Counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Pound 419
Lunchtime talks begin promptly at 12:00. You are invited to bring your lunch.
Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Wednesday, April 8
12:00 p.m.

"Reproductive Health and Rights in the Middle East and North Africa:
 Exploring Myths, Realities, Opportunities and Challenges"
Please join us for this event featuring
Dr. Angel Foster
Senior Associate with Ibis Reproductive Health.
Pound Hall 335
Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by HLS for Reproductive Justice, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Harvard African Law Association, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights


Friday, April 10
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Talk
"Chinese Legal Reforms in the 1990s and the 1070s: Insights from History?"
delivered by
Billy K. L. So
Professor of History
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pound 419
Lunchtime talks begin promptly at 12:00. You are invited to bring your lunch.
Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


International Travel Pre-Departure Briefing Sessions
Monday, April 13
12:00-2:00 p.m.
John Chipman Gray, Pound Hall
Tuesday, April 14
12:00-2:00 p.m.
John Chipman Gray, Pound Hall
Friday, April 17
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Pound 204
For students traveling abroad this summer - information about health, safety, and other travel considerations, as well as interaction among students who are going to particular regions and those who have spent time there.
The session will be offered at three different times. For more information or to determine which sessions will focus on particular regions, e-mail Ben Cook.
Drinks and dessert will be served; feel free to bring your lunch to the 12:00 sessions.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Tuesday, April 14
4:00-6:15 p.m.

"The Challenge of Accountability: A Conversation with Major General Antonio Taguba"
Major General Antonio Mario Taguba is a retired general in the U.S. Army, and the author of the 2004 "Taguba Report," an internal U.S. Army report on detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Austin Hall North
Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Harvard Law Student Advocates for Human Rights, Physicians for Human Rights, HLS ACLU, and the National Security and Law Association


International Legal Research Training Sessions
These sessions will be led by librarian Trinie Thai-Parker and are recommended for students working abroad this summer. You may attend one of the following sessions:
Tuesday, April 21
12:00-1:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, April 24
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Both sessions will be held in Langdell's second floor computer lab.
Please bring your Lexis/Westlaw and Harvard PIN numbers with you. If you RSVP by April 17 to Ben Cook, Trinie will tailor the sessions to expected attendees.


Thursday, April 23
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Talk
"Trends in Foreign Direct Investment Dispute Resolution in China"
delivered by
Wang Guiguo
Dean, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
Pound 419
Lunchtime talks begin promptly at 12:00. You are invited to bring your lunch.
Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Thursday, April 30
4:00-6:00 p.m.

"Learning From the Rwandan Genocide, Remembering Alison Des Forges:
Perspectives on Her Life and Work"
Pound Hall 332
Please join the Harvard University community for this event honoring the life of human rights advocate Alison Des Forges, former senior advisor for the African Continent for Human Rights Watch and an expert in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Des Forges was the author of a definitive work on the subject, Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1964 and received a master's degree in 1966 and a doctorate in 1972, both in history, from Yale.
Panelists for this event will include:
Catharine Newbury
Professor of Government, Smith College
Tim Longman
Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, Vassar College (invited)
Lindsey Hilsum
International Editor, Channel 4 News, UK
Barbara Mulvaney

Former Prosecutor, UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University's Committee on African Studies, Harvard University's Department of Government, Harvard University's Department of History, and the University Committee on Human Rights Studies
 

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