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Wednesday, January 9 12:30 p.m.

Hauser 102

The Role of Designers in Negotiating Israeli-Palestinian Borders

A panel discussion with

Nizar Farsakh, General Director, PLO Delegation to the United States

Dan Rothem, Senior Research Consultant, The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat, Architect and Co-Founder of SAYA

Sponsored by the Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI) at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Graduate Program on Design.

Tuesday, January 15 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West B

Chayes International Public Service Fellowships Information Session and Reception

Please join us for an opportunity to learn about the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship and to hear about the experiences of past Chayes Fellows. Bring your questions! This reception is open to 1Ls and others eligible for the Chayes Fellowship. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tuesday, January 22 12:30 p.m

Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor

Redefining the Quote: Using the Social Web to Gauge Grassroots Sentiment in China

A talk with

David Wertime, Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Tea Leaf Nation

Sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Wednesday, January 23 12 p.m.

The Morgan Courtroom, Room 308, Austin Hall

Plain Tobacco Packaging: Broader Implications for East Asia and International Law

A talk with

Professor Tania Voon (LL.M. ’01), Melbourne Law School

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies.

Wednesday, January 30 12 p.m.

Hauser 102

Is the Inter-American Human Rights System Effective? A Brazilian Perspective

A talk with

Professor Paula Spieler, Fundação Getulio Vargas Faculty of Law

Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Brazilian Studies Association and the Human Rights Program.

Thursday, January 31 12 p.m.

Lewis 301

Semester Abroad at Fundação Getulio Vargas Schools of Law, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

Come learn about spending a semester studying in Brazil under the HLS exchange program with the Fundação Getulio Vargas Schools of Law. Professor Paula Spieler from FGV and International Legal Studies staff will share insights and answer questions. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Legal Studies..


Monday, February 4 12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West B

European Self-Determination and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo

A talk with

Prof. Dr. Enver Hasani, President, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo

Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Harvard European Law Association.

Tuesday, February 12 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 3036

Human Rights and Palestinian Statehood after the “Arab Spring”

A talk with

Ahmed Fathalla, Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States at the United Nations

Mr. Fathalla will discuss recent developments with regard to human rights in North Africa and the Middle East in the wake of the “Arab Spring,” and progress in the United Nations with regard to the issue of Palestinian statehood. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.

Wednesday, February 13

12 p.m.

Hauser 105

Litigating Disability Rights: Landmark Decisions from the European Court of Human Rights — An HLS Student’s Road to Europe’s Highest Court

A talk with

Janos Fiala, S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School

Sponsored by the Harvard European Law Association, International Legal Studies and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability.

Wednesday, February 13 12 p.m.

Austin Hall, Morgan Courtroom

From the Crime of Sodomy to the Love of Comrades: A Very Brief Legal History of Homosexuality in China

A talk with

Zhou Dan, LGBT and Human Rights Lawyer and Executive Director of Yu Dan

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies.

Tuesday. February 19 12 p.m.

Wasserstein B015

A Passage to India? Globalization of the Indian Legal Profession and the “Foreign Entry” Debate

A talk with

Aditya Singh, Former Student Empirical Research Fellow, HLS Program on the Legal Profession

Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program on the Legal Profession.

Wednesday, February 20 12 p.m.

Hauser 104

Reasserting the Unity of International Law: The ICJ as a Human Rights Court, and Other Departures from Old Doctrines

A talk with

Mads Andenas, Professor of Law, University of Oslo

Professor Andenas, one of the five members of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, will assess recent developments in international adjudication that attempt to overcome the fragmentation of the field, including the effort of the International Court of Justice to reassert its centrality by taking on the role of a human rights court. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.

Wednesday, February 20 12 p.m.

Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall

Regulating Recovery: Reflections on the U.S. Occupation of Japan

A talk with

Temple Jordan, Retired Attorney- District of Columbia, Japan and Special Student, Department of History, Harvard University

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies.

Wednesday, February 20 Panel discussion, 4 p.m.–5 p.m.; reception, 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

CGIS South, S020 Belfer 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Sexual Assault and Gender Violence in South Asia: What Can We Learn from the Delhi Rape Incident?

A panel discussion with

Jacqueline Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and interested students from across various disciplines

Students can also learn more about a developing public policy task force Sponsored by Harvard College Pakistan Student Association, Harvard College South Asian Association, Harvard College South Asian Women’s Collective, Harvard India Student Group, Harvard Kennedy School Pakistan Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School South Asia Caucus, Harvard Pakistan Student Group, India, Student Seminar. Harvard Law School Women’s Law Association.

Wednesday, February 20 7:15-9:15 p.m.

Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom

My Neighbourhood

A film screening and discussion with

Julia Bacha, Director/Producer, and other special guests

This new documentary short from Just Vision tells the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager growing up in the heart of East Jerusalem. When his family is forced to give up a part of their home to Israeli settlers, local residents begin peaceful protests; in a surprising turn, they are joined by scores of Israeli supporters. Sponsored by the Program on Negotiation and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Friday, February 22 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 1010

Israeli Settlement Withdrawal: Negotiation lessons from the past, and planning for the future

A talk with

Karen Lee Bar-Sinai, Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Robert H. Mnookin, Samuel Williston Professor of Law and Chair, Program on Negotiation

This is the fourth of four seminars exploring the role of urban planners in negotiation. Sponsored by the Middle East Initiative of the Program on Negotiation and the Loeb Fellowship of Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Monday, February 25 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 2012

Rethinking Foreign Aid to Africa

A talk with

Dr. Dambisa Moyo, international economist, and Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director, Science, Technology, Globalization, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Sponsored by The Harvard Federalist Society, the Harvard African Law Association, and the Law & International Development Society.

Monday, February 25 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wasserstein 3019

Visions for Development at a Crossroads

A talk with

Dr. Dambisa Moyo, international economist

Dr. Moyo will speak on her latest work regarding the “race for resources” and its impact on international development. A reception will follow. Space is limited; RSVP to Ashley Belyea at Sponsored by the Law & International Development Society, the Harvard Federalist Society and the Harvard African Law Association.

Tuesday, February 26 12 p.m.

Wasserstein B015

Representing Asylum-Seekers: Comparing Lawyers’ Use of Human Rights Treaties in the US, Canada, and the UK

A talk with

Stephen Meili, Vaughan G. Papke Clinical Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Professor Meili is the supervising attorney in the University of Minnesota Law School Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where students represent asylum-seekers and detained individuals in various immigration and appellate court proceedings. His teaching interests include human rights and immigration law, civil procedure, consumer law, and legal practice. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Program on the Legal Profession.

Tuesday, February 26 12:30–1:45 p.m.

Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor

Internet Censorship and the Remembrance of Infowars Past

With Internet censorship on the rise around the world, organizations and researchers have developed and distributed a variety of tools to assist Internet users to both monitor and circumvent such censorship. This talk will examine more closely some of the international law and politics of such censorship resistance activities. Sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society..

Tuesday, February 26 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Hauser 102

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal and Its Contribution to Transitional Justice

A talk with

Andrew Cayley, QC, United Nations Chief International Co-Prosecutor, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Sponsored by The Humanitarian Academy at Harvard Lecture Series and the Human Rights Program.

Wednesday, February 27 12 p.m.

Austin Hall, Morgan Courtroom

The Past and Future of Constitutional Adjudication in Korea

A talk with

Justice Kang Kook Lee, Former President, Constitutional Court of Korea

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies and the Korean Institute.

Wednesday, February 27 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 1015

The “Real Environmental Law” in China

Meet and hear from a former Director of NRDC China who is writing for the Harvard Environmental Law Review about how environmental goals are managed through the internal Chinese Communist Party’s self-governance structure. In an country where environmental laws are difficult to enforce, understand how China’s internal party discipline regime balances development and environmental safety. Sponsored by Harvard Environmental Law Review, Harvard Asia Law Society, Harvard China Project, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard Environmental Law Program and East Asian Legal Studies.

Wednesday, February 27 12 p.m.

Hauser 104

Transforming Education in India: Challenges and Possibilities

A talk with

Swati Sahni, Masters Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the South Asian Law Students Association.


Friday, March 1 12–1:30 p.m.

Wasserstein 3036

Perspectives on International Criminal Justice

A discussion with

Serge Brammertz, prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Brown bag lunch. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.

Monday. March 4 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wasserstein 2012 Panel discussion:

Negotiations by Other Means: Track II, Unilateral Action, Robust Third Party Role and Islands of Coordination in the New Middle East

As direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations appear to have ground to a halt, attention has shifted to less conventional methods for achieving mutually desirable outcomes for the two peoples. These include Track II diplomacy, isolated areas of coordination, a pro-active role of the third party and even unilateral action. Tonight’s panelists, all of whom have experience with direct Israeli-Palestinian talks, will suggest ways these alternative means can be used to the most constructive effect, while also discussing the dangers of their misuse. Sponsored by the Harvard Program on Negotiation.

Wednesday. March 6 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Globalization of Arbitration: A Legal and Cultural Analysis of Arbitration in China

A talk with

Professor Fan Kun, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute William P. Alford, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law and Director, East Asian Legal Studies (discussant)

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and East Asian Legal Studies.

Thursday, March 7 12 p.m.

WCC Clinical Wing, Suite 4133

From Hysteria to Realism: Critiquing the Construction of Child Trafficking for Labor Exploitation in Nigeria

A talk with

Sedoo Manu, LLM. Candidate, Harvard Law School

RSVP to Sponsored by the Child Advocacy Program (CAP).

Thursday, March 7 12 p.m.

Hauser 105

Migration and Human Rights in the Americas – A Discussion on the Dorzema et al. v. Dominican Republic Case

A talk with:

Professor Bernard Duhaime, University of Quebec Professor Susan Akram, Boston University

Last October, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights adopted a standard setting decision in the Dorzema et al. v. Dominican Republic case when it condemned the Dominican State for the killing and collective expulsion of Haitian migrants by the armed forces. Professor Duhaime, the lead attorney on the case, will discuss the importance of the ruling, along with Professor Akram, who participated in the case as Amicus Curiae. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.

Friday, March 8 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 1010

The Rule of Law in the World Bank: Legal and Policy Issues

A talk with:

Anne-Marie Leroy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The World Bank

Sponsored by OPIA and International Legal Studies.

Friday, March 8 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Wasserstein 2004

The Harvard International Law Journal 2013 Symposium: Investment Treaty Arbitration – Approaching the System’s Adulthood

Keynote speaker:

Judge Charles N. Brower, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

The 2013 ILJ Symposium will bring together leading practitioners and academics to explore the rapidly evolving regime of international investment arbitration. The keynote speaker will be followed by three panel discussions addressing the investment treaty arbitration system’s design, remedies and damages, and environmental and human rights concerns. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Harvard International Law Journal.

Tuesday, March 12 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 3009

Semester Abroad Info Session

The Semester Abroad Program is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard Law School students to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. Come talk with faculty members from the Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and the University of Geneva Faculty of Law (Switzerland), HLS students who have studied abroad, and ILS staff about the wide range of opportunities available. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, March 13 12 p.m.

Milstein West C, Wasserstein Hall

Just How Transformative Is South Africa’s Constitution?

A talk with

Sanele Sibanda, Senior Lecturer. Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand

Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Harvard African Law Association.

Tuesday, March 26 12 p.m.

Milstein West B

LGBT Rights in the Inter-American System: Atala Riffo and Daughters v. Chile

In Atala Riffo and Daughters v. Chile (2012), the Inter-American Court ruled for the first time that sexual orientation is a suspect classification. Karen Atala, a mother and a judge, successfully challenged Chile’s decision to award custody over her children to her ex-husband based on Ms. Atala’s sexual orientation as a lesbian. Ms. Atala and her lawyer, Macarena Saez, will speak about their experiences litigating this important case and the implications for the future. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Women’s Law Association and Milbank Tweed; co-sponsored by ACS, Advocates for Human Rights, La Alianza, Lambda, LIDS, Human Rights Journal, and Journal of Law and Gender.

Tuesday, March 26 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Wasserstein 2012

For Us, The Wars Aren’t Over

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School marks the anniversary with speakers from two groups who are still living the consequences of the last decade of U.S.-led wars: Iraqis and U.S. veterans and service members. Members of the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will speak about the costs of war they share—and the Right to Heal Campaign, the partnership they have formed to fight for redress. Sponsored by Human Rights Program, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, Harvard National Security and Law Association, Islamic Society of Boston,National Lawyers Guild (Mass. Chapter), Veterans for Peace (Ch. 9, Smedley D. Butler Brigade), BC Law Holocaust/Human Rights Project, HKS Human Rights Professional Interest Council, HLS American Constitution Society, HLS Democrats, HLS Human Rights Journal, Harvard International Law Journal,HLS Muslim Law Students Association, Harvard Women’s Law Association, HSPH Muslim Student Group, MIT Amnesty International, MIT Center for International Studies, MIT Muslim Student Association, Northeastern Univ. Arab Student Association, Human Rights Caucus at Northeastern Univ. School of Law, Tufts Univ. New Initiative for Middle East Peace, Tufts Univ. Fletcher School Human Rights Project.

Wednesday, March 27 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 1015

Land Grabs in Africa: Economic Growth or Re-Colonization?

A talk with:

Anuradha Miital, Founder and Executive Director, Oakland Institute

Ms. Mital will speak about the recent move by companies, governments, and universities around the world to buy large tracts of land in different areas of Africa. This event will focus on the politics of land in Africa. It will introduce the topic to interested students and facilitate a discussion of the potential benefits and consequences of these recent moves as well as the future direction of the African land grab. Sponsored by the Harvard African Law Association.

Thursday, March 28 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 3009

Advocating for Prisoners’ Rights: A Practitioner’s Perspective

A talk with

Sarah Belal, Director of Justice Project Pakistan

Ms. Belal will speak about the provision of direct pro bono legal services to prisoners and litigation to effect change in the Pakistani justice system. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Harvard Asia Law Society, and the Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Friday, March 29 12 p.m.

Austin West

Iraq, 10 Years Later

A talk with

Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law

Pizza will be served at 11:50 a.m. Sponsored by the Muslim Law Students Association.


Wednesday, April 3 12 p.m.

Hauser 102

Defending Political Prisoners in Belarus

A talk with

Maryna Kavaleuskaya, LL.M. ’13

Ms. Kavaleuskaya will speak on her personal and professional experience as an attorney in Belarus: challenging the repressive and corrupt practices of the national judicial and penitentiary system and appealing to the UN Human Rights Committee. A non-pizza lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, the Graduate Program, International Legal Studies and the Harvard National Security & Law Association.

Wednesday, April 10 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 3016

Seekers or Infiltrators: African Immigrants and the State of Israel

A talk with:

Ruvi Ziegler, Lecturer, School of Law of the University of Reading and Editor-in-Chief. Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series. University of London

Brown bag lunch. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.

Wednesday, April 10 12 p.m.

Hauser 104

Women, Religion and Public Interest Litigation in Israel

A discussion with:

Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), and founding member of Women of the Wall

Hoffman will discuss some of the landmark Israeli Supreme Court cases that IRAC has litigated, such as its recent winning case about desegregating buses, as well as IRAC’s other work to promote religious pluralism, Jewish-Arab coexistence, equal rights for women and minorities, and to combat racism and religious coercion. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Advocates for Human Rights and the Jewish Law Students Association.

Thursday, April 11 12 – 4 p.m.

Wasserstein 3019

Litigating the Right to Health: Comparative Perspectives from Across the Globe

A symposium with:

Katharine Young, Australian National University College of Law

Julieta Lemaitre, Universidad de los Andes Law School

Colleen Flood, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Frederick Abbott, Florida State University College of Law

Come join the Harvard Human Rights Journal and an illustrious group of experts for a symposium on how courts have treated the right to health and how its justiciability has affected access to healthcare and medicine across the globe. Sponsored by the Harvard Human Rights Journal.

Thursday, April 11 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 1015

Saudi Women and the Practice of Law

Please join us for a panel discussion on the role of Saudi women in the practice of law, both within Saudi Arabia and abroad. We will be joined by three female lawyers from the country who will offer their perspectives and discuss the emerging opportunities – and persistent limitations – for Saudi women in the legal profession. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by The Harvard Women’s Law Association.

Thursday, April 11 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 1019

International Development at a Law Firm

LIDS invites you to meet panelists from Sidley Austin, Allen & Overy, Freshfields, and Skadden Arps. Panelists will discuss work related to international development, including project finance, energy and infrastructure, and public-private partnerships. Panelists will address what these opportunities look like for partners and for associates. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Harvard Law & International Development Society (LIDS).

Monday, April 15 12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A


Wednesday, April 17 12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West B

Summer International Travel Pre-Departure Information Sessions

HLS requires ALL students who are receiving credit or funding for summer international travel to attend one of these information sessions. These sessions are also strongly recommended for HLS students who will be traveling abroad this summer but not receiving Harvard funding or credit. The sessions will provide information about health, safety and other travel considerations, and facilitate conversations and networking among students who are going to particular regions and others who have spent time there. For more information, or to determine which session will focus on particular regions, please e-mail Alexis Boyce. Drinks and dessert will be served; please feel free to bring your lunch.

Monday, April 15 12 p.m.

Wasserstein 2012

Dealmakers, Dealbreakers: A Discussion with Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiators

The TPP is a massive 12-country trade pact currently under negotiation between NAFTA members, and several Latin American and Asian countries. The panel will highlight strategic negotiating differences between developed and developing countries, and shed light on recent political developments. Panelists include USTR lead investment negotiator Daniel Bahar (J.D.’02), and Chile’s Raimundo Gonzalez and Cristian Rodriguez-Chiffelle (LL.M.’13).

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Hauser 102

A Critical Outlook on the International Investment Regime

Is the current foreign direct investment regime equitable? We will hear from the U.S. and Chile lead foreign investment treaty negotiators Daniel Bahar (’02) and Raimundo Gonzalez, and from Argentina’s Ignacio Torterola. Mr Torterola, currently at Foley Hoag LLP, was the Head of the Argentine Liaison Office before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C., and has represented Argentina in more than 25 high-stake ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations. Sponsored by Harvard Law & International Development Society (LIDS) and East Asian Legal Studies.

Tuesday, April 16 12 p.m.

Wasserstein B015

PLP Speaker Series – Interning in India: Student Experiences

A panel discussion with:

Ashish Nanda, Robert Braucher Professor of Practice

Linklaters India Interns

The Linklaters India Internship provides Harvard Law School students the opportunity to receive hands on experience interning in Indian law firms, legal departments, and courts. During the winter term, students travel to Mumbai and conduct research on topics of their proposal Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Program on the Legal Profession.

Wednesday, April 17 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Harkness South

IHRC launches MSI Integrity: A New Business and Human Rights NGO

Join the International Human Rights Clinic for the launch of the Institute for Multi-stakeholder Initiative Integrity (MSI Integrity), a non-profit organization that the Clinic has helped get off the ground. MSI Integrity examines the impact and value of voluntary business-related human rights initiatives, such as Fairtrade labeling and the Kimberley Process certification for conflict diamonds. The launch will coincide with the release of a major report evaluating five prominent global initiatives from a human rights perspective. Sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic.

Tuesday, April 23 12 p.m.

The Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308

China, the Philippines and International Law in the South China Sea

A talk with:

Francis Jardeleza, Solicitor General of the Republic of the Philippines

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies, International Legal Studies and the Harvard Law & International Development Society (LIDS).


Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4

Harvard Law School

New Directions in Global Thought: IGLP at Five

In celebration of the Institute for Global Law and Policy’s first five years, the 2013 Conference is open to all those who are interested in pursuing new thinking about law and global policy, including those who are new to our network as well as IGLP alumni and friends. Our aim is to provide an ongoing opportunity for scholars connected to the Institute to return to Cambridge to present their research, to reconnect with peers from across the globe, and to find new opportunities for collaborative research with other innovative scholars.
Sponsored by the Institute for Global Law and Policy.