International Legal Studies Events Calendar Fall 2010 Archive

Thursday, September 2
12:00 p.m.
Pound Hall, Room 332

"Habeas Corpus after Guantanamo"

Please join Professor Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Oxford University, as he discusses challenges facing the judiciary posed by the “war on terror.”

Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Wednesday, September 8
12:00 p.m.
Pound Hall, John Chipman Gray Room

Study Abroad Information Session

Study abroad can provide excellent opportunities for academic and personal growth. Come 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.

Pizza will be served.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Monday, September 13
12:00 p.m.
Pound 102

Special session for 1Ls:
 International Opportunities for Students

HLS students will speak about their experiences with study abroad, international summer fellowships, and winter term projects in other countries.  International Legal Studies staff will explain program parameters and answer questions.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Monday, September 13
12:00 p.m.
Pound 419

"Chinese Corporate Disclosure Rules: History, Politics and Practice"

by

Jane Fu
Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Deakin University, Australia

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Tuesday, September 14
4:00-5:15 p.m.
Pound 419

HPOD Fall Open House

Professor Alford and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability welcome you to our Fall Open House, featuring an update on HPOD’S current work in China, Bangladesh & beyond. Meet our faculty, staff, affiliates, and others interested in our project.

Light refreshments will be served.


Thursday, September 16
12:00 p.m.
Austin East

"Law and National Security in the Obama Administration"

James Steinberg
United States Deputy Secretary of State

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies and International Legal Studies


 Tuesday, September 21
12:00–1:30 p.m.
Langdell South

“International and Comparative Law at HLS:
A Conversation with Professors William Alford, Grainne de Burca, and Gerald Neuman”

Sponsored by the Graduate Program


Friday, September 24
12:00 p.m.
Pound 419

"Legal Reforms for Economic Development in Vietnam: Impacts of the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement"

by

Nguyen Qui Binh
Fulbright Scholar; Former Ambassador for Vietnam to the UN and WTO

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Tuesday, September 28
12:00 p.m.
Pound 100

"Renewable Energy Regulation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Developing Countries"

Mr. Tumai Murombo
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Dessert will be served.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Environmental Law Program, and the Law and International Development Society


Tuesday, September 28
4:30 p.m.
Center for Government and International Studies South, Harvard University
Belfer Case Study Room (SO20)

"Beyond Transitional Justice, Toward Historical Justice:
South Korean Efforts at Truth and Justice after Democratization"

by

Young Jo Lee
President, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Republic of Korea

Sponsored by the Korea Institute and East Asian Legal Studies


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

Pound 204

"The Rise of Drones and Targeted Killings in US National Security Policy"

A presentation featuring

Philip Alston
Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School

John Norton Pomeroy
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to hrp@law.harvard.edu.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Thursday, September 30
Film Screening 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion 5:45 p.m.
Center for Government and International Studies South, Harvard University
Belfer Case Study Room (SO20)

Film Screening of A Woman in Berlin

followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion

"The Meaning of Trauma: Sexual Violence in Berlin, 1945"

featuring

Atina Grossman
Professor of History, The Cooper Union, New York

Janet Halley
Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

PD Dr. Philipp Kuwert
Department of Psychiatry, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Germany

Wendy Lower
Department of Eastern European History, Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany

and moderated by

Heidi Matthews
S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School

Sponsored by the Project on Justice, Welfare & Economics; Center for European Studies; Fondation Trudeau Foundation; Institute for Global Law and Policy; Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality; and International Legal Studies


Tuesday, October 5
12:00 p.m.
Pound 419

"How to Conduct Research on East Asian Law at Harvard"

by

Nongji Zhang
HLS Bibliographer for East Asian Law

and

Mariko Honshuku
HLS Librarian for Japanese Law

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Wednesday, October 6
12:00 p.m.
Pound 102

Winter Term Opportunities:
Information Session on Writing and Clinical Projects and International Travel Grants

HLS JD and LLM students can apply to participate in winter term writing or clinical programs. Students who will be traveling abroad in furtherance of an approved winter term writing or clinical project are eligible to apply for Winter Term International Travel Grants. Come find out more!

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/special-programs/winter-term/index.html

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, Registrar's Office, and the Graduate Program


Wednesday, October 6
12:00 p.m.
Pound 419

"Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability & Social Innovation in China"

by

Bill Valentino
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bayer, Greater China
Adjunct Professor, Tsinghua University

Sponsored by Harvard Law School Project on Disability and East Asian Legal Studies


Wednesday, October 6
1:15 p.m.
Pound 419

"International Legal Practice in the Chinese Legal Profession"

by

Chen Ke
Partner, AllBright Law Offices, Shanghai

Sponsored by the Program on the Legal Profession and East Asian Legal Studies


Friday, October 8
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Pound 335

"Prosecuting War Crimes in Sri Lanka"

A presentation featuring

Jim Ross
Legal and Policy Director at Human Rights Watch

For more information or to RSVP, email hrp@law.harvard.edu.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Friday, October 8
12:15 p.m.
Center for Government and International Studies South, Harvard University
Room S153

"From Legal Aid to Public Interest Litigation: Testing the Limits for Advocacy NGOs in China"

by

Hong Zhang
Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College

Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and East Asian Legal Studies


Thursday, October 14
12:00 p.m.
Hauser 102

Winter Term Research Strategies and the Use of Human Subjects

Students whose winter term projects will involve research and/or human subjects are strongly urged to attend this session with HLS research librarians and a representative from the Harvard Committee on the Use of Human Subjects. All students interested in learning more about research guidelines for the use of human subjects are welcome.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Thursday, October 14
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Pound 334

"A New Dawn: Reflections on Kenya's New Legal Order"

Panelists:

Nkatha Kabira
SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School

Mahat Somane
MPP/LLM Candidate, Harvard Law School

Dan Juma
LLM, Harvard Law School

Ahmed Idris
MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

A non-pizza lunch will be served. All are welcome!

Sponsored by the Harvard African Law Association and the Human Rights Program


Thursday, October 14
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Center for Government and International Studies
Room S250

"The Floods in Pakistan: Acute Catastrophe, Long-Term Disruption"

Panel Discussion featuring

Professor Asad Ahmed
Department of Anthropology, Harvard

Professor John Briscoe
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Harvard School of Public Health

Professor Ali Cheema
Visiting Scholar, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Professor Asim Khwaja
Harvard Kennedy School

Professor Herman Dutch Leonard
Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School

Moderated by:

Professor Sugata Bose
Department of History, Harvard

Sponsored by The Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard Kennedy School, the South Asia Initiative, and the Program on Crisis Leadership


Monday, October 18
5:00-6:30 p.m.

Pound 204

"Responding to the Challenges of Corruption, Human Rights and Rule of Law:
Reforms in Legal Education and the Establishment of India's First Global Law School"

Professor C. Raj Kumar
Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi

Reception to follow.

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies, International Legal Studies, and the Program on the Legal Profession


Monday, October 18
12:00-1:15 p.m.

John Chipman Gray, Pound Hall

"Marriage Equality and Contemporary Politics in Argentina"

A presentation featuring

Ida Scherman
Professor of Law, University of Buenos Aires

Professor Scherman will discuss marriage equality within the framework of the 1994 Constitutional reform in Argentina, focusing on the country's new same-sex marriage law. She will explore the repercussions it may have in marriage-equality movements in other countries in the region, as well as what may lie ahead for other areas of social concern in Argentina.

For more information, email hrp@law.harvard.edu.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Thursday, October 21
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Pound Hall 100

"Pursuing Reconciliation in Iraq:
The Art of Mediation Between Warring Religious Factions"

A presentation featuring

Canon Andrew White
Recipient of the Train Foundation's 2010 Civil Courage Prize

Canon White is the President of the Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East, the Anglican Chaplain to Iraq, and Rector of St. George's Church in Baghdad. He is also chaplain to the Episcopal and Lutheran Congregation based in the Green Zone. He has been personally involved in the release of over 50 hostages in the Middle East, and currently oversees the largest church in Iraq, which also houses a school and clinic for primarily Muslim patients.

For more information, email hrp@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-9362.

--Brown bag lunch--

Sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and the Human Rights Program


"Africa in Motion": University Reception and Symposium

Please join us for a reception

Thursday, October 21
5:30-7:30 p.m.

and all-day symposium

Friday, October 22
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
The Laboratory at Harvard, Northwest Science Building

For more information, please see www.africa.harvard.edu.

Sponsored by the Harvard University Committee on African Studies


Friday, November 5
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Pound 204

"Hunger as Politics: The Right to Food and Global Security"

A special workshop with

Olivier de Schutter
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

who will discuss his mandate and global right to food challenges. To learn more about the right to food, go to www.srfood.org. Space is limited, so register now at http://hlsorgs.com/lids/workshop/.

Sponsored by Harvard Law and International Development Society, the International Legal Studies Program, Advocates for Human Rights, Food Law Society, Black Law Students Association, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal


Monday, November 8
12:00 p.m.
John Chipman Gray, Pound Hall

"A Dialogue with China on Human Rights: A Personal Odyssey"

 a presentation featuring

John Kamm
Founder and Executive Director, Dui Hua Foundation

For more than 20 years, John Kamm has conducted a dialogue on human rights with the Chinese government, first as a business person and later as founder and executive director of The Dui Hua Foundation. He has intervened on behalf of hundreds of political and religious prisoners, all the while maintaining a good working relationship with central and local officials. In his remarks Kamm will reflect on some of the most important cases he's worked on, as well as briefing the audience on initiatives in areas including death penalty and juvenile justice reform. Kamm, who graduated with an A.M. in East Asian Studies from Harvard in 1975, has won two presidential awards for his human rights work, and is the only businessman to have been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In the words of The New York Times, "No other person or organization in the world, including the State Department, has helped more Chinese prisoners."

Sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Program and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


Monday, November 8
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Hauser Hall 102

"Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics"

Beth Simmons
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University

Featuring an introduction by

Dean Martha Minow

and a response by

Professor Sally Engle Merry

The event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Tuesday, November 9
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Austin East

"Leadership and Cooperation"

A Special Lecture by

Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

On May 26, 2010, Kamla Persad-Bissessar made history when she was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.  She was recently named one of the top 10 female leaders by Time.com in partnership with CNN.  A former teacher and social worker, Persad-Bissessar also became the first woman to serve as Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago in 1995 and went on to continue her public service as Minister of Legal Affairs, Minister of Education, and Member of Parliament.  Come and hear this remarkable woman's story of her rise to the top and her philosophy on governing in a multi-ethnic society as she leads a coalition of five political parties.

Sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard International Negotiation Program


Wednesday, November 10
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pound 202

Information Session on HRP's Summer Program in Buenos Aires

Lunch provided.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Friday, November 12
12:00 p.m.
Pound 102

International Summer Public Interest Funding Information Session

Bring your lunch and come learn about opportunities for international public interest work over the summer! This information session will cover Summer Public Interest Funding, the Human Rights Program Summer Internships, and the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship. Students who did public interest work last year will also talk about finding a job and their summer work experience.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, Summer Public Interest Funding, the Human Rights Program, and the Office of Public Interest Advising


Wednesday, November 17
12:00 p.m.
Pound 335

Expand your legal education with a semester abroad! HLS has several exchange programs around the world that offer students a terrific opportunity for academic and personal development. Come hear more about the exchange programs from students spending a semester at HLS from exchange partner schools in the following countries:

Australia
Brazil
Chile
China
France

South Africa
Switzerland

Lunch will be served.

For more information on semester abroad, please see the International Legal Studies website: www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/special-programs/study-abroad/semester-abroad.html.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Thursday, November 18
5:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, Barker Center

The African Language Program and Department of African and African American Studies present the

15th African Language Theater Night

Featuring 15 African Languages

Amharic, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, Krio, Shona, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu

Harvard Students performing in African Languages with special guests from Boston University & Northeastern University

Dinner will be served.


Thursday, November 18
6:30–8:00 p.m.
John Chipman Gray Room, Pound Hall

Chayes International Public Service Fellowship Informational Reception

The Chayes Fellowship provides funding for HLS students to engage in summer international public service work. Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about the Fellowship and to hear from past Fellows about their experiences.

Open to 1Ls and others eligible for the Chayes Fellowship.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

For more information on the Chayes Fellowship program, please see our webpage.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Office of Public Interest Advising


Friday, November 19
12:00-7:00 p.m.
Ropes-Gray, Pound Hall

"Rebuilding After the Storm: The Role of Law in Post-Natural Disaster Development"

Featuring keynote addresses by

Amartya Sen
Thomas W. Lamont Professor, Harvard University; Nobel Prize Winner; Speaking on Post-Flooding Pakistan

and

Michele Pierre-Louis
Former Prime Minister of Haiti

This year’s symposium will focus on “first steps” and debates that arise immediately following and in subsequent years after natural disasters occur. Foremost scholars and practitioners will come together to discuss the role of law in aiding recovery and long-term development in post-disaster situations. Several symposium participants will use the recent disasters in Pakistan and Haiti as a prism through which to examine these development issues.

For more information and to register for this free event, please visit us here.

Sponsored by the Law and International Development Society; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Harvard Pakistan Student Group; HLS Advocates for Human Rights; HLS International Law Journal; HLS International Law Society; Harvard Human Rights Journal; Harvard South Asian Law Students Association; Harvard African Law Association; and Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Club


Friday, November 19
12:00 p.m.
Pound 419

"US-China Relations: A Vision for the Future"

by

Steve Orlins, '76
President, National Committee on US-China Relations

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


Friday, November 19
2:15-3:15 p.m.
John Chipman Gray, Pound Hall

"Stones of Hope: African Activists Reclaim Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty"

Please join us for the panel discussion featuring

Duncan Kennedy
Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School

and

Jeffrey Sachs
Director, the Earth Institute, and Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Human Rights Program, and Unbound


Monday, November 22
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Hauser 101

Study Abroad in Paris!

Through a new partnership with the renowned Institut d'Etudes Politiques ("Sciences Po") Law School, HLS students can spend a semester taking courses in French or English. Sciences Po Professor Mikhail Xifaras and HLS Professors Duncan Kennedy and Jeannie Suk will provide an overview of the program and answer questions.

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies


Tuesday, November 23
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Pound 108

"The Ergenekon/Sledgehammer Trials and the Rule of Law in Turkey"

A talk by

Dani Rodrik
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

This is a brown bag lunch. For more information, email hrp@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-9362.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, International Legal Studies, Advocates for Human Rights, and the Human Rights Journal


Monday, November 29
12:00 p.m.

Pound 419

"What China Does about What It Doesn't Know:
Exploring the Regulatory Robustness of China's New Food Safety Law"

by

Stephanie Tai
Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Wisconsin

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Wednesday, December 1
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Pound 101

"European Law Firms: Past, Present, and Future"

Antonio Garrigues
Chairman, Garrigues Law Firm

Based in Spain, Garrigues is one of the largest European law firms, employing over 2,000 lawyers in total across Europe and in international offices in the U.S., South America, China, and North Africa. Mr. Garrigues will be talking about his career and experiences as the chairman of a large global law firm, as well as giving us his thoughts on the current state of law firms in Europe and his insights into the future of legal practice in Europe and around the world. Mr. Garrigues has been publicly recognized throughout his life as the importer of American law firm structure into continental Europe and as such, it should be fascinating to hear his views on law firms in Europe and in the United States in the context of the global legal market.

Please RSVP to zsener@jd11.law.harvard.edu to save a seat. We will have food and refreshments.

Sponsored by HELA and the HKS European Club


Thursday, December 2
12:00 p.m.
Hauser 102 

"Access and Advocacy: Gendering Human Rights in the Global South"

Please join us for a panel discussion on women’s rights issues in developing countries. HLS students who worked as Chayes International Public Service Fellows will discuss their research and work in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.  

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Women’s Law Association, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights


Thursday, December 2
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Pound 108

"Ethnic/Religious-Based Admission Criteria in British and Israeli Schools: Comparative Judicial Perspectives"

A talk by

Reuven Ziegler
Visiting Professor from the University of Oxford 

This talk will offer comparative perspectives on the recent UK Supreme Court's ruling in the Jews Free School case (alleged discriminatory admissions policy), and the Israeli Supreme Court's ruling in the Emanuel Jewish Ultra-Orthodox school case (alleged Ashkenazi/Mizrachi ethnic segregation). It will explore the impact that the rulings, and their aftermath, may have on the fragile balance between state, religion and ethnicity.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program


Friday, December 10
4:00 p.m.
Center for Government and International Studies South, Room S250
1730 Cambridge Street

"The United States as Nation Builder: Assessing Experience in Occupied Japan (and Germany)"

by

John Owen Haley
Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


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