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Special Event:

Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

Please join us for a talk by Professor David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney and an Academic Expert Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, and has taught at Oxford and George Washington Universities, as well as the Sorbonne. He specializes in the area of the global economy and human rights and has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organizations, law firms, corporations and NGOs in the field. His forthcoming book, Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights (Oxford University Press), investigates the incredible impact the financial system has on human rights.

Tuesday, February 20
12 noon – 1 p.m.
WCC, Milstein West B
Lunch will be served.

Co-sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Human Rights Program.


Information Sessions:

Chayes International Public Service Fellowship:  Information Session and Coffee Hour

Come meet recent Chayes Fellows, talk with International Legal Studies staff, and learn more about these summer fellowships, which provide HLS students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks engaged in public service with an international scope and/or relevant to countries in development or those making transitions to peace, stability, and democracy.

Tuesday, January 23
3:30 – 5 p.m.
WCC 5053 (Graduate Program Lounge)
Coffee, tea and hors d’oeuvres

Semester Abroad in Brazil

Come meet Professor Thiago Bottino and learn more about studying abroad at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Schools of Law. Since their founding, both FGV Direito SP in São Paulo and FGV Direito Rio in Rio de Janeiro have played an important role in the transformation of corporate law and legal studies in Brazil and in serving as interlocutors in judicial reform and policy-making. Professor Bottino is a full-time professor at FGV Direito Rio, where he is also the director of the Undergraduate Course of Law. ILS staff and an HLS student who has recently studied in Brazil will also be on hand to answer your questions.

Wednesday, January 31
12 noon – 1 p.m.
WCC 4059
Lunch will be served