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With Congress increasingly engaged on the question of US arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the coalition’s role in exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, this talk by Kristine Beckerle (Yemen and UAE Researcher in the Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch) will explore both the legal and policy avenues open to rights advocates for pushing the US to adopt more rights-respecting policies and practices in Yemen and in counter-terror efforts in MENA more broadly. A plant-based…More event details »
The universality and coherence of modern international is increasingly challenged by technical fragmentation and identity-driven claims to particularity. This talk critically examines both the historical contribution of Islamic law to the regulation of international relations and whether relations with and between Islamic nations are in fact different.
How to meet the justified demand for greater pedagogical recognition of diversity, with an intellectually honest critical engagement with non-Western cultural and legal traditions has become one of the defining challenges of teaching…More event details »
Diversity and Social Justice in First Year ClassesMore event details »
Please join us for a talk by Australian High Court Justice Stephen Gageler AC, LL.M. ’87 Justice Gageler studied law and economics at the Australian National University before earning an LL.M. at Harvard Law School. After serving as a lawyer in the federal Attorney-General’s Department, he practiced at the private bar in Sydney, where he specialized in constitutional, administrative and commercial law. In 2008, he became Solicitor-General of Australia, the nation’s second highest law officer. He was appointed to…More event details »
Carl Route and Pastor Donna Lynne Hubbard are civic and religious leaders in Atlanta, Georgia. Formerly incarcerated citizens themselves, they are inspiring advocates for a better prison reentry system.
Route is the co-founder of both the National Association of Previous Prisoners, a community agency providing support for returning citizens, and the Young Fathers of Metro Atlanta, a community agency that provides fatherhood services to young Atlantans.
Pastor Hubbard is the founder of the Woman at the Well Transition…More event details »
Charles “Chuck” Marohn is the Founder and President of Strong Towns, a leading non-profit advocating for models of city planning and development that allow for financially strong and resilient cities, towns and neighborhoods. Marohn is a Professional Engineer licensed in Minnesota, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the lead author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) and A World Class Transportation System. In 2017, he was named one of the 10…More event details »
The move to determinate sentencing in the federal and state systems a generation ago has produced a serious overincarceration problem. It has many dimensions, and the efforts to address it include calls for: bail reform; reforms to mandatory sentencing laws; less harsh sentencing guidelines; “second look” mechanisms for lengthy prison terms; more diversion and alternative to incarceration programs; and better re-entry programs. This presentation will focus on one such effort in the federal system – the “No-Entry” programs…More event details »
Once nestled in the revenue from its Oil & Gas industry and in funds received for the Olympics and the Soccer World Cup, Rio de Janeiro has been plagued by a deep financial crisis and a political turmoil in recent years. Despite a bailout by the Federal government, the State’s outstanding debt exceeds US$ 33 billion, more than 20 times the State’s GDP. Also, three former Governors of the State were arrested on multiple charges of corruption, embezzlement, and conspiracy.…More event details »
Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He was the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives.
He is coming to Harvard Law School to share his thoughts and experience on what the path forward for the Democratic Party is in the Trump era.
Free and open to the public, with lunch provided. Contact Pete Davis at PeDavis@jd18.law.harvard.edu for more…More event details »
ACS and Lambda host Mary Bonauto to speak on current LGBT issues. Ms. Bonauto is the Civil Rights Project Director at GLAD and has been a leader in movement for LGBT rights, arguing both Goodridge, legalizing marriage equality in Massachusetts, and Obergefell, which led to marriage equality nationwide.More event details »
Joshua Matz is a constitutional and appellate lawyer involved in many cases against the Trump Administration. He is also the Publisher of Take Care, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, and the co-author (with Larry Tribe) of “To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.” He is of counsel at Kaplan & Company LLP and Gupta Wessler PLLC.
He is coming to Harvard Law School to share his experience and expertise on the legal backlash against the Trump administration:…More event details »
Ruth Coffey is a Lecturer on Law and an Academic Fellow at Harvard Law School. She is a criminal barrister and a member of Red Lion Chambers in London, which specialises in criminal and regulatory law. Her research has two strands; criminal procedure and its reform, with a focus on fair criminal trials; and a study of the criminal legal profession. Coffey will discuss the provision of exculpatory material to the defence in the UK, which is currently in a…More event details »
Isabel V. Sawhill is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She has served as co-director of the Center on Children and Families, a senior fellow at The Urban Institute, an Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and co-founder of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Her research has spanned a wide array of economic and social issues, including fiscal policy, economic growth, poverty and inequality. Over the past decade, her…More event details »
The very meaning of citizenship at local, national, and global levels is in flux in most countries and continents. More than 65 million human beings are currently displaced from their homes, while even in countries where armed conflict is not prevalent, separatist and nationalist movements have reshaped policy. Gender—in all its forms—is essential to any analysis of these trends and to our understandings of citizenship around the world, although it is often overlooked in public debate.
Citizenship means more than…More event details »
Join us with a conversation on 21st century diplomacy with former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and current CEO of the Center for a New American Security Victoria Nuland.
Food will be served!More event details »
For a country that is not engaged in a conflict, statistics on homicide, enforced disappearances, and the use of torture in Mexico are staggering. Jimena Reyes, Director for the Americas at the International Federation for Human Rights and Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program, has documented these crimes and argued that some of these can be considered crimes against humanity. Examining the collusion between the Zetas drug cartel and the authorities in Coahuila, Reyes will explore the legal issues…More event details »
Linda Ji, Partner at the Law Firm Mcdermott, Will & Emery, and former official of the Ministry of Commerce of PR China (MOFCOM), would join CLA for a lunch talk. Details will be updated soon. Lunch is provided.More event details »
Corey Robin teaches political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind, which has been called “one of the more influential political works of the last decade” and “the book that predicted Trump.” His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, and the London Review of Books.
He is coming to Harvard Law School to share his insights on the history of the Right — and what it…More event details »
Jane McAlevey is a longtime organizer in the environmental and labor movements. She is a contributing writer at The Nation magazine and is the author of “Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)” and “No Shortcuts: Organizing For Power in the New Gilded Age.” She was recently a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program here at Harvard Law School.
She is returning to Harvard Law to to share her experience and insights into what it will take to organize…More event details »
States across the country are adopting legislation targeting supporters of the Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, but such legislation raises serious First Amendment concerns. Join the Progressive Jewish Alliance and the Harvard Law ACLU for a conversation with Brian Hauss, staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Brian was on the team that won a preliminary injunction blocking Kansas’ anti-BDS law in Koontz v. Watson. He will be discussing the Koontz case and the First…More event details »
Hosted by the Office for Human Research Protections and the 2018 Boston OHRP RCF Planning Committee.
Forum Workshop: May 1, 2018 8:00am-5:00pm The Forum Workshop is presented by the Office for Human Research Protections. It will combine didactic instruction and engaging interactions to help participants interpret and apply the federal regulations and policies on human research protections. This event will focus on the Revised Common Rule and will address the upcoming changes to informed consent. OHRP will engage…More event details »