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Events: CAP Working Paper Luncheon Series - Spring 2010

In Spring 2010, CAP hosted a Luncheon Series with HLS Graduate Program students and visitors.  Click here for a slideshow with photographs from the series.

More about the series: Each month a different presenter will discuss his/her work-in-progress, and luncheon attendees will have the opportunity to brainstorm and provide feedback and suggestions on the presenter's project.  Lunch will be provided, although you should RSVP below to ensure we have enough food available for each session.  Contact CAP's Visiting Program Coordinator Mary Welstead with questions.  Upcoming luncheons are:

 

A Child of the Nation

Discussion with SJD Candidate Lisa Kelly

Tues, Jan 26, 2010
Noon - 1:00 PM
Pound 407
Harvard Law School
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Lunch will be provided.

Paper Topic: Inter-country adoption remains the subject of fraught debate and growing restriction.  International law essentially splits the difference between opponents and proponents by permitting inter-country adoption, but only as an alternative to domestic placement and under strict regulation.    This paper questions the claim that this compromise reflects “the best interests of the child” - the relevant international legal standard - by contextualizing inter-country adoption within an international legal order that structurally privileges state interests.  My claim is that the isolated child is perceived both as an identity bargaining chip by “sending states” and as a migratory threat by “receiving states.”  My aim is to reframe the inter-country adoption debate such that state interests on both sides of the adoption equation are made intelligible and, therefore, contestable.  

Biography: Lisa Kelly graduated with a J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law where she was a Fellow of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme.  She completed the LL.M. Program at Harvard Law School in 2008 before clerking for Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada.  Lisa is currently an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School where she works under the supervision of Professor Janet Halley.  She is a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow and Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Her doctoral dissertation will examine the legal regulation of children and adolescents at home, in the school, and in detention.  Her research interests include family law, children and the law, and international law.  

The Problem of Drug and Alcohol Affected Babies: Is Forced Birth Control an Option?

Discussion with LL.M. Candidate Claire Houston

Tues, Feb 16, 2010
Noon - 1:00 PM
Pound 407
Harvard Law School
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Lunch will be provided.

Paper Topic:  The problem of drug and alcohol-affected infants will be considered, with emphasis on various state responses to manage the problem. Particular attention will be directed to the proposal of mandated birth control.

Biography:  Claire Houston holds a B.A. in Women's Studies and Sociology from Trent University, and an LL.B. from Queen's University. Prior to attending Harvard, she articled at the Ontario Office of the Children's Lawyer and clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Religious Freedoms in Public Schools: Theoretical and Practical Problems Related to the Rights of Children

Discussion with Visiting Researcher Rashad Ibadov

Tues, March 23, 2010
Noon - 1:00 PM
Pound 407
Harvard Law School
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Lunch will be provided.

Paper Topic:  The paper will examine, first, theoretical aspects of religion-public education relations, second, what religious freedoms children have in public education under international law, third, different emerging injunctive conditions or issues related to their rights, and fourth, the different approaches toward religious freedoms which is pursued by international human rights bodies.

Biography:  Rashad Ibadov is a Ph.D. candidate in Law at European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Currently, he is a visiting researcher at graduate program (VSRP) of Harvard Law School, Harvard University (USA) for 2009-2010. Furthermore, Mr. Ibadov has been a visiting scholar in the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley (USA) for 2008-2009. He has LL.M degree from the Faculty of Law and Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University, Sweden, and LL.B degree with high honor from the School of Law and Social Sciences, Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Chocolate Heist: How Pennsylvania authorities converted the Hershey Trust, America’s largest childcare charity, into a shield for corporate insiders and piggy bank for local interests

Discussion with Visiting Scholar F. Frederic (Ric) Fouad

Tues, April 13, 2010
Noon - 1:00 PM
Austin East in Austin Hall
Please NOTE change in location!
Harvard Law School
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Lunch will be provided.

Paper Topic:  The best kept non-secret in charities is the Hershey Trust, a residential childcare facility with $7 billion in resources, including 10,000 acres of land. The Hershey Trust funds the Milton Hershey School, an orphanage established in 1909 by philanthropist and chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey together with his wife Catherine.  The presentation will focus on misappropriation of Hershey Trust resources for non-child use by local insiders and compromised oversight officials, producing fiscal waste and poor childcare policy.

Biography:  F. Frederic (Ric) Fouad has a Japan-focused commercial law practice spanning twenty years, including securities and civil rights work.  He began his career at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue before serving in-house at Taisei Corporation, a Japanese construction company.  He most recently served as General Counsel at Lexington Corporation, a Japanese financial advisory firm.  Ric is fluent in Japanese and is adjunct faculty at Temple Law School’s Japan Campus.  His pro bono work includes assisting with refugee property restoration in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as a ten-year effort to gain childcare and governance reforms of the Hershey Trust.  Ric received his B.A. from Penn and his J.D. from NYU.  Ric was separated from his family as a child and spent seven of his formative years at the childcare facility funded by the Hershey Trust, a circumstance that informs his childcare reform efforts. 

Recording: Click on the image below to view a video recording of Ric Fouad's talk, including the Powerpoint slide presentation.  Click here for the YouTube version.

 
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