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September 2018

The Inter-American Human Rights System: Impact, Challenges, and Perspectives

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011 Room

Join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a lunch discussion with Professor Flávia Piovesan, a commissioner for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, on the impact of and challenges currently facing the Inter-American human rights system. Dr. Piovesan is a professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Catholic University of São Paulo. She also teaches at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Academy on Human Rights at the American University Washington College of Law. Previously, she…

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SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Legal Authority through Judicial Organization in Early Islamic Courts

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 102

Nahed Samour, Early Career Fellow, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute for Advance Study The talk focuses on the judge’s authority as it emanated from the judicial organization under the early Abbasids. It discusses the concept of office as well as theories of professionalization and bureaucratization and their applicability to the Islamic history of adjudication.

Dr. Nahed Samour is an Early Career Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute for Advance Study, Germany and pursues her Habilitation at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Faculty…

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Book Talk with Bernard Harcourt

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Book talk with Bernard Harcourt,the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Executive Director of the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University.

Professor Carol Steiker will introduce Professor Harcourt.

Lunch will be provided. Hosted by the Criminal Justice Policy Program. Co-sponsored by HLS ACLU and the HLS Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.

“The Counterrevolution is…

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Law in an Era of Politics: A Conversation with Steven Engel and Jack Goldsmith

September 26 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Steven Engel, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel and Professor Jack Goldsmith will have a conversation about the role of the Office of Legal Counsel and the challenges Engel faces as an Assistant Attorney General. Hosted by the Harvard Federalist Society. Bolocco burritos will be served.

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Introduction to Effective Altruism feat. Prof. Joshua Greene

September 26 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join HLS Effective Alturism to learn about an exciting community dedicated to thinking empirically and strategically about how to do the most good. Harvard experimental psychologist, neuroscientist, and philosopher Joshua Greene will present. Lunch will be provided.

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Guest Lecture with Craig Phillips

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Guest lecture with Craig Phillips, Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

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Banned Books Week: James Tager, HLS ’13

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010

James Tager, HLS ’13 and Deputy Director, Free Expression Research and Policy at PEN America, will speak about contemporary issues related to banning books.

Lunch will be available first come, first served; no RSVP necessary.

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October 2018

“Learn from the Past to Appreciate the Present, That is What Makes One a Teacher: Confucius, Cohen(s) and Contemporary China, a talk by Professor William Alford

October 2 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
2019 Milstein West AB

Professor Alford’s lecture to celebrate his appointment as the Jerome A. And Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies. All are welcome at the reception immediately following the lecture.

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EALS Lunchtime Talk: Jerome Cohen

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

“Law and Power in China and in its Foreign Relations” with Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law, NYU; Of Counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Founding Director, EALS

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The Cardinal Virtues of Judging: Objectivity, Humility, Civility

October 3 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

The Harvard Federalist Society hosts Judge Kevin Newsom of the 11th Circuit, who will talk about the Cardinal Virtues of Judging: Objectivity, Humility, and Civility. Thai food will be served.

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The Judicial Selection Process

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Former member of the White House Counsel’s Office Michael McGinley will talk about the Judicial Selection Process in the Trump administration. Hosted by the Harvard Federalist Society. Shake Shack will be served.

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Electoral Redistricting: Present and Future – Opening Lecture

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019

Join the Harvard Journal on Legislation for the opening lecture of the Fall Symposium – Electoral Redistricting: Present and Future. Visiting professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos will deliver welcoming remarks to kick off the three day symposium. Come learn more about the current issues in electoral redistricting, recent developments and cases, and lingering questions.

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Remembering the Past: Japanese Internment at Heart Mountain

October 16 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Sam Mihara, survivor of the Heart Mountain internment camp will talk about his experience and life’s work.

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The Future of the Supreme Court with the Hon. Paul Clement

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

The Hon. Paul Clement will be discussing the Future of the Supreme Court. Pizza will be served.

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Janus Reconsidered: A Debate

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Professor William Baude will debate Janus and the future of labor law. Shake Shack will be served.

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There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia (Book Talk)

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a book talk with the writer, activist, and lawyer, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno. As the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Maria is at the helm of the leading U.S. organization fighting to end the war on drugs domestically and beyond. Her new book is a narrative non-fiction account of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia in the late 1990s. With close ties to the cocaine business, the paramilitaries carried out a violent…

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Study Strategies for the Bilingual Mind

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Explore cognitive processes of bilingualism and strategies for reading, writing, and public speaking/presentation in academic settings. Includes an introduction to techniques and approaches to enhance the learning experience for bilingual students at Harvard Law School. Sponsored by Harvard’s Bureau of Study Counsel.

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A Conversation with Judge O’Scannlain

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Judge Diarmund O’Scannlain joins the Federalist society for a conversation about the role of a federal judge, his career, and the importance of an independent judiciary.

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The Nature and Experience of Academic Writing

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
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Professor Martha Davis: US Abortion Law in the Global Context

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join the Harvard Law Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice and the HLS American Constitution Society for a lunch talk with Professor Martha Davis about her research on abortion in the United States compared to the global context.

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November 2018

Regulation and Emerging Technology

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Kathryn Ciano, Senior Counsel at Uber, will discuss regulation and emerging technology. Ciano has been at Uber for the past two years.

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Academic Freedom and Free Speech with David French

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

David French, Senior Writer for National Review, will be giving a talk on academic freedom and free speech. Chik-Fil-A will be served

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Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

November 6 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Please join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a talk by Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. Mr. Madrigal-Borloz is also the Secretary-General of the International Council for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (IRCT). He was previously Head of the Registry of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in addition to serving as a member of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture.

Co-sponsored by HLS Lambda…

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Doft Lecture 2018

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B
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The Doft Lecture with Jack Lew

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Milstein East B

Jacob Joseph “Jack” Lew was the 76th United States Secretary of the Treasury, serving from 2013 to 2017. He served as the 25th White House Chief of Staff from 2012 to 2013.

co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law

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Jacy Reese: The End of Animal Farming

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Jacy Reese discusses his new book: The End of Animal Farming

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Religious Fundamentalism and its Gendered Impact in Myanmar

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Join us for lunch and a discussion with Burmese Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Esther Htusan on the gendered impact of the rise of religious fundamentalism and populist nationalism in Myanmar. Having worked to uncover and disrupt human trafficking networks in Southeast Asia, including those exploiting Rohingya women, Htusan will share her insights on the threats facing women in vulnerable communities and the impact of the crisis on women’s rights advocacy in Myanmar. The workshop will be moderated by Yee Htun, Lecturer…

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Law for the People: Housing

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Under our current laws, housing is NOT a guaranteed or protected right. Nevertheless, there are numerous state and some federal laws that provide some significant protections for tenants. NLG experts in housing law, Jeff Feuer and Lee Goldstein, will review and discuss how those laws can be used to protect and empower tenants. In addition, they will discuss how lawyers can and should work with community – based advocacy groups to bring about progressive systemic change with the goal of…

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Domesticating the Holy: Women’s Movements and Struggles over Jerusalem’s Sacred Space

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Please join us for lunch and a discussion with Lihi Ben Shitrit, Research Fellow at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative, about the gendered dimensions of inter-communal disputes over Jerusalem. The discussion will cover three contemporary women’s movements and their role in this conflict: messianic Jewish Orthodox women’s activism; Orthodox Muslim women’s activism; and Women of the Wall’s Jewish feminist mobilization. Ben Shitrit will demonstrate how attention to gender and to women’s engagement in the conflict over sacred spaces is…

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