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12:00 pm

Kelman Seminar Series with Matt Waldman – Why Peacemakers Fail

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join a virtual talk with Matt Waldman, Associate, Oxford University Centre for International Studies. Matt Waldman has conducted 86 non-attributable interviews with the world’s leading mediators and mediation experts. In this seminar, Matt reveals how they overwhelmingly believe that mediation efforts are failing or falling short. They identify serious flaws and deficiencies in a range […]

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12:10 pm

The prohibition of the headscarf in the public sphere: comparative EU–US perspectives

April 21 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
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The prohibition of religious dress or symbols especially the headscarf has been a highly contentious question in the European Union for years. Both the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights’ approaches have been incisively and insightfully criticized for legitimizing a policy of neutrality and a ban on expression of religious […]

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12:30 pm

Lunch Discussion: Antitrust, Big Tech, and the Public Interest

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Hall – Room 214

Would smaller, less powerful technology companies better serve the public interest? Many advocates have questioned the influence that large technology companies wield over everything from retail markets and consumer data to public expression and election integrity. But some technology-related services widely believed to serve the public interest involve significant fixed costs that may be difficult […]

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ICC Court of Arbitration’s LGBTQIA Network: Prospects for Success & Challenges

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

This event is organised by the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA), in partnership with Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights and Lambda. "Launched by Claudia Salomon in her first month as President of the ICC Court, the LGBTQIA network aims to build on a range of ICC efforts to champion the benefits […]

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“Binding Dicta?” with Judge Lawrence VanDyke [Federalist Society]

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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“A Uyghur Human Rights Lawyer’s Return to Harvard”: A Conversation with Rayhan Asat about Her Fight to Free Her Brother from a Xinjiang Internment Camp

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

HLS Advocates for Human Rights is proud to invite you to join a talk with Uyghur activist and human rights attorney Rayhan Asat, who is currently a Yale World Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Rayhan, who is Harvard’s first and only Uyghur graduate, will be sharing her powerful story of her ongoing […]

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[ACS] Working in the White House

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Attend this ACS professor panel on working for the Obama and Biden administrations with Professor Sharon Block, Professor W. Neil Eggleston, and Professor P. David Lopez. Students will have an opportunity to hear about the panel's time in the White House and participate in a Q&A about careers working for the president. Lunch will be […]

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Last Lecture featuring Nikolas Bowie, Assistant Professor of Law

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin West

For years, the graduating class at HLS has heard from select faculty members who have provided their guidance and advice for this sendoff moment of our careers. This year, the Class Marshals have asked four professors to join us and provide their thoughts. These lectures will range from advice to reflections to charges. Come be […]

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Last Lecture Series featuring Nikolas Bowie, Assistant Professor of Law

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin West
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12:45 pm

Mobilizing the Vote: Pathways to A More Inclusive Electorate

April 21 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3018

Join the Equal Democracy Project and La Alianza for "Mobilizing the Vote: Pathways to A More Inclusive Electorate" on Thursday, April 21st at 12:45 pm in WCC 3018. We'll be talking to leaders in civic engagement and voter turnout efforts about the unique challenges they've faced in mobilizing voters, as well as the innovative strategies they […]

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5:00 pm

Private Consciences and Public Companies: Whether and How to Work within Big Tech

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 515 Meeting Room, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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This in-person event is open to Harvard students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. "Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse." —Sophocles, as cited in The Social Dilemma Google. Meta. Apple. Microsoft. These companies dominate the stock market, pervade our professional and private lives, and increasingly act as quasi-governmental bodies whose decisions shape the […]

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April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Student Organization Work Room, WCC 2062

HLS Talk is a student-speaker series that provides an open forum for us to share our stories and connect as individuals: not just as law students. JoinJessie Dawe, J.R. Hamilton, Sammy Maltais, and HLS TALK as they share their stories with the HLS community. Refreshments will be available afterward.

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