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September 2019

“Israeli Law and Society: Judicial Reflections” with Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 105 Jackson Meeting Room

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents “Israeli Law and Society: Judicial Reflections" with Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12-1pm Location: Hauser Hall 105 Lunch from Milk Street Café Justice Daphne Barak-Erez was appointed to the Supreme Court of Israel in 2012. Before that, she was a professor of law at Tel Aviv University for many years, where she held the Stewart and Judy Colton…

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Prof. Francis Shen: Neuroscience and the Law — hosted by Law and Behavioral Sciences Association (LaBS)

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4063 Room

Professor Francis Shen will present his work on the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience and lead an interactive discussion about the implications of cognitive neuroscience for criminal law, tort, and legislation in the United States. Dr. Francis Shen is a Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Professor of Law.

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Israeli Law and Society: Judicial Reflections with Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Hauser Hall 105 Jackson Meeting Room

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents “Israeli Law and Society: Judicial Reflections" with Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12-1pm Location: Hauser Hall 105 Lunch from Milk Street Café Justice Daphne Barak-Erez was appointed to the Supreme Court of Israel in 2012. Before that, she was a professor of law at Tel Aviv University for many years, where she held the Stewart and Judy Colton…

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HLS Forum: Proust Today

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Virginie Greene is a professor of French at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences who specializes in the study of Proust and his times as well as logic and fiction in medieval French literature. Professor Greene will deliver a talk about Proust's life and the relevance of A la recherche du temps perdu to the current political moment.

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From Israel to the United States: Living in Different Cultures

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall HAU101

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents “From Israel to the United States: The Culture Learning Road" Tamar Frankel, Professor Emerita, Boston University School of Law Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12-1pm Location: Hauser Hall 101 Lunch from Milk Street Café A discussion of Tamar Frankel's latest book "Living in Different Cultures": a memoir-like collection of keen observations about global culture. Vignettes by the Israeli-born distinguished legal scholar, now 93, guide those from different…

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From Israel to the United States: Living in Different Cultures with Tamar Frankel, Professor Emerita, Boston University School of Law

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 101 Borenstein Meeting Room

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents “From Israel to the United States: Living in Different Cultures" Tamar Frankel, Professor Emerita, Boston University School of Law Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12-1pm Location: Hauser Hall 101 Lunch from Milk Street Café A discussion of Tamar Frankel's latest book "Living in Different Cultures": a memoir-like collection of keen observations about global culture. Vignettes by the Israeli-born distinguished legal scholar, now 93, guide those from different…

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Banned Books Week: “Cancel Culture: Can Free Speech in Cultural Institutions Survive the Onslaught of Moral Outrage?”

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018

Svetlana Mintcheva, Director of Programs at the National Coalition Against Censorship and a literary scholar and public commentator will present a talk on the effects contemporary moral outrage has on the arts and culture.

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Banned Books Week: “Censorship by Fire; Book Burning as an Act of Cultural Violence”

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

Andras Riedlmayer, Bibliographer in Islamic Art and Architecture, Harvard Fine Arts Library and Radu Popa, Assistant Dean for Library Services & Director of the Law Library, NYU will share their stories, from testifying before the ITCY to fleeing communist Romania.

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Banned Books Week: American Slavery / American Censorship

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015

Professor Randall L. Kennedy of HLS weaves a story of the fight against slavery and the censoring of David Walker’s 1822 tract Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World.

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Human Rights Backlash: The Judicial Story

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for a talk with András Sajó, former judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The ECHR has a jurisdiction of 800,000,000 people. It was the first international court where individual human rights complaints were judicially considered, rendering enforceable judgments against sovereign states. The ECHR has changed the law in Europe for the better in many ways. Recently, however, it has been responding to the populist mood that reclaims state sovereignty, and judicial doctrines of the…

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October 2019

A well-founded fear of being persecuted… but when? A talk by Jane McAdam

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

In refugee law, the meaning of ‘well-founded fear of being persecuted’ has been extensively examined by courts and scholars alike. Yet, there has been very little consideration of how far into the future a risk of persecution may extend for protection to be warranted. This lack of guidance on the question of timing has allowed an inappropriate notion of ‘imminence’ to infiltrate refugee decision-making across a range of jurisdictions – at times resulting in people being denied protection. It is…

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Policing Pregnancy: Criminalized Pregnancies and Self-Managed Abortion in an Increasingly Hostile America

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

A conversation with Yveka Pierre, litigation counsel for If/When/How, on how law enforcement officials are using anti-choice laws to prosecute pregnant people and those seeking abortions. Hosted by the Alliance for Reproductive Justice.

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Forum: Gandhi and Our Times

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Sugata Bose is the Gardiner Chair of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, a former Indian Member of Parliament, and a prominent scholar of the life of Mahatma Gandhi. He will speak on the relevance of Gandhi's philosophy to the current political moment.

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Conversation with Regan Smith, HLS ’06, GC at the US Copyright Office

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

A conversation with Regan Smith, HLS alum and now General Counsel at the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Book Talk: Human Rights & Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

In Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia, Catherine Renshaw recounts an extraordinary period of human rights institution-building in Southeast Asia. She begins her account in 2007, when the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed the ASEAN charter, committing members for the first time to principles of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. In 2009, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights was established with a mandate to uphold internationally recognized human…

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Randall Kennedy Lecture

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

On October 7 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Milstein West B in the WCC there will be a gathering to discuss the career of Thurgood Marshall, "Mr. Civil Rights" — activist lawyer, court of appeals judge, Solicitor General, and Supreme Court Justice. Professor Randall Kennedy will make remarks focused on neglected features of Marshall’s career followed by commentary offered by Professor Terry Fisher. The floor will then be open to questions, comments, and objections. Pizza, cookies, and soft drinks will…

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Victor Madrigal-Borloz

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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“The Lawyer and the Messiah: Jacob Sasportas, Sabbetai Zevi, and Sephardic Halakha in the Seventeenth Century” Professor Yaacob Dweck

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 101 Borenstein Meeting Room

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents “The Lawyer and the Messiah: Jacob Sasportas, Sabbetai Zevi, and Sephardic Halakha in the Seventeenth Century” A Lecture by Professor Yaacob Dweck Monday, October 28, 2019, at 12-1pm Location: Hauser Hall 101 Lunch from Milk Street Café Professor Yaacob Dweck is a professor of history and Judaic Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of “The Scandal of Kabbalah” and “Dissident Rabbi," both published by Princeton…

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A Talk By Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court of Canada

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East BC

Sponsored by International Legal Studies.

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November 2019

“A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion” with Tom Segev

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall HAU102

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents "A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion" Tom Segev Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12-1:30pm Location: Hauser Hall 102 Lunch from Milk Street Café co-sponsored with Derek Penslar and the Center for European Studies Tom Segev is a leading historian and one of Israel’s most distinguished journalists. He was born in Jerusalem in 1945 to parents who fled Nazi Germany. Segev holds a BA…

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“A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion” with Tom Segev

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents "A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion" Tom Segev Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12-1:30pm Location: Hauser Hall 102 Lunch from Milk Street Café co-sponsored with Derek Penslar and the Center for European Studies Tom Segev is a leading historian and one of Israel’s most distinguished journalists. He was born in Jerusalem in 1945 to parents who fled Nazi Germany. Segev holds a BA…

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“How Intellectuals Can Create Political Change” with Ruth Calderon, Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law at Harvard Law School

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School, Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies and the Robert and Florence Dreben Lecture and Publication Fund present: "How Intellectuals Can Create Political Change" Ruth Calderon, Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law at Harvard Law School (2019-2020) Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 4-6pm Location: Austin Hall 200, Ames Courtroom Dr. Ruth Calderon is one of Israel’s leading figures in the effort to revive…

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“How Intellectuals Can Create Political Change” with Ruth Calderon, Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law at Harvard Law School (2019-2020)

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School, Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies and the Robert and Florence Dreben Lecture and Publication Fund present: "How Intellectuals Can Create Political Change" Ruth Calderon, Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law at Harvard Law School (2019-2020) Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 4-6pm Location: Austin Hall 200, Ames Courtroom Dr. Ruth Calderon is one of Israel’s leading figures in the effort to revive…

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Carwil Bjork-James

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room
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“The Legal Strategy of Israeli Settlements: A Lecture by Israeli Ambassador Dani Dayan” – Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019 @ 12-1pm

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents: “The Legal Strategy of Israeli Settlements: A Lecture by Israeli Ambassador Dani Dayan” Wednesday November 13, 2019 @ 12-1pm Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA Ambassador Dani Dayan is the Consul General of Israel in New York. He previously served as the Chairman of the Yesha Council (Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria) from 2007 to 2013. He has served…

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guest lecture by Justin Muzinich, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Justin Muzinich, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will speak and answer questions from the qudience.

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“Abortion and Jewish Law: A Lecture by HaRav Asher Weiss” – Friday, Nov. 15 @ 12-1pm

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents “Abortion and Jewish Law: A Lecture by HaRav Asher Weiss” Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 12-1pm Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA HaRav Asher Weiss is a Chassidic Rabbi, Rosh Yeshivah, Av Beis Din, and an internationally recognized authority on Jewish Law. He serves as the Rosh Yeshivah of Mosdos Minchas Asher, and serves as the Av Beis Din (chief rabbinical court…

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“ Maimonides on Repentance: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives,” by Professor Bernard Septimus – Monday, November 18 @ 12-1pm

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents a Memorial Lecture for Professor Isadore Twersky: “Maimonides on Repentance: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives” Lecture by Professor Bernard Septimus Monday, November 18 @ 12-1pm Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA Lunch from Milk Street Café Professor Bernard Septimus is the Jacob E. Safra Professor (Emeritus) of Jewish History and Sephardic Civilization at Harvard University. He is the author of *Hispano-Jewish Culture in Transition*…

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Ben Saul

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Professor Saul has an international reputation in public international law with particular expertise in anti-terrorism law. Dr Ben Saul is Professor of International Law and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Sydney. Ben is internationally recognised as a leading expert on global counter-terrorism law, human rights, the law of war, and international crimes. He has published 10 books, 70 scholarly articles, and hundreds of other publications and presentations, and his research has been used in various…

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