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September 2018

How Russia Hacked the 2016 Election: A Breakdown of the Mueller Indictment

September 11 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join the Journal of Law and Technology to learn about how Russia hacked the 2016 election! Maurice Turner, Senior Technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology, will break down the details of the Mueller indictment and discuss how to protect our elections going forward.

Lunch will be served.

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Book Talk: “Big Data, Health law, and Bioethics”

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

“When data from all aspects of our lives can be relevant to our health – from our habits at the grocery store and our Google searches to our FitBit data and our medical records – can we really differentiate between big data and health big data? Will health big data be used for good, such as to improve drug safety, or ill, as in insurance discrimination? Will it disrupt health care (and the health care system) as we know it?…

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Janet Bell: Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Dr. Janet Dewart Bell will discuss her book, Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Bell is the widow of Derrick Bell, the first African American tenured professor at Harvard Law School.

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Women, Business, and the Law

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

LIDS, HALB, Center on the Legal Profession welcomes Nayda Almodovar-Reteguis from the World Bank to present the newest findings of the Women, Business and the Law survey. About Women, Business and the Law 2018:

Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations and institutions differentiate between women and men in ways that may affect women’s incentives or capacity to work or to set up and run a business. It provides data on legal and regulatory barriers to women’s…

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Entrepreneurial Negotiation

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join us for a book talk on “Entrepreneurial Negotiation” by MIT Professor Lawrence Susskind, and Samuel Dinnar, mediator and negotiation consultant. The authors build on decades of research and practice accumulated in the real world and with the Program on Negotiation, to help entrepreneurs and those who deal with them create more value.

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Book Talk: “Governance Feminism: An Introduction”

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

“Feminists walk the halls of power. Governance Feminism: An Introduction shows how some feminists and feminist ideas—but by no means all—have entered into state and state-like power in recent years. Being a feminist can qualify you for a job in the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the local prosecutor’s office, or the child welfare bureaucracy. Feminists have built institutions and participate in governance.

The authors argue that governance feminism is institutionally diverse and globally distributed. It…

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Catharine MacKinnon Book Talk: “Butterfly Politics”

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

“The minuscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Under the right conditions, small simple actions can produce large complex effects. In this timely and provocative book, Catharine A. MacKinnon argues that the right seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.

Butterfly Politics brings this incisive understanding of social causality to a wide-ranging exploration of gender relations. The…

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HIALSA Workshop Session 1: Initial Steps in a Dispute

September 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

The Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) will host its kick-off session in the Workshop series. The Workshop will cover ten individual sessions with prominent practitioners and academics each time, beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. The Workshop would serve as a novel space to learn about the practice of international arbitration. Further information on the Workshop can be found here: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hialsa/workshop/.

We are pleased to welcome…

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HIALSA Lunch Event with Jose Daniel Amado

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

“Arbitrating the Conduct of International Investors” with Jose Daniel Amado

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Herb Kelman Seminar

September 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join us for the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

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NAFTA and the Future of International Dispute Settlement

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

Mr. Matt Swinehart, Counsel for International Trade at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will give a presentation on NAFTA and its implications on international dispute settlement. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office, WCC 3039, at accessibility@law.harvard.edu,or 617-495-1880 in advance of the event.

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October 2018

Impact Litigation for Youth and Indigenous Rights

October 1 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Cindy Blackstock is a Canadian-born Indigenous activist for for child welfare. She and her organization, the Caring Society, successfully sued the Canadian government for discriminating against Indigenous children, winning their human rights complaint. This talk will touch on Indigenous issues in North America, impact litigation, and advocacy for youth and children.

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HIALSA Arbitration Workshop: Evidence in International Arbitration

October 2 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

The Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) will host its second session in the Workshop series. The Workshop will cover nine individual sessions with prominent practitioners and academics each time, beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. The Workshop would serve as a novel space to learn about the practice of international arbitration. Further information on the Workshop can be found here: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hialsa/workshop/.

We are pleased to welcome…

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John Carreyrou Book Talk

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East BC

“Bad Blood” book signing with John Carreyrou, two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where he will discuss the Theranos scandal. Hosted by Douglas Eby Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School and Jesse Fried, Dane Professor of Law.

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Mark Tushnet Book Talk: “Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?”

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

“Is the world facing a serious threat to the protection of constitutional democracy?

There is a genuine debate about the meaning of the various political events that have, for many scholars and observers, generated a feeling of deep foreboding about our collective futures all over the world. Do these events represent simply the normal ebb and flow of political possibilities, or do they instead portend a more permanent move away from constitutional democracy that had been thought triumphant after…

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HALB Presents: Deborah Majoras, Chief Legal Officer of P&G and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair under Bush

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

HALB presents Deborah Majoras, Chief Legal Officer of Procter & Gamble (P&G), former chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division.

After earning her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, Deborah Majoras clerked in the Federal District Court in D.C. and was a partner at Jones Day doing antitrust work. In 2001, Ms. Majoras was appointed the Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s…

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Cass Sunstein Book Talk: “The Cost-Benefit Revolution”

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

“Why policies should be based on careful consideration of their costs and benefits rather than on intuition, popular opinion, interest groups, and anecdotes. Opinions on government policies vary widely. Some people feel passionately about the child obesity epidemic and support government regulation of sugary drinks. Others argue that people should be able to eat and drink whatever they like. Some people are alarmed about climate change and favor aggressive government intervention. Others don’t feel the need for any sort…

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Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Fordham Law School Professor Tanya Hernandez will discuss her work on the legal and political implications of discrimination experienced by people of multi-racial background.

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HALB Presents: Bryant Aaron, GC of Novartis Pharmaceuticals

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

HALB Presents: Bryant Aaron, GC of Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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What it Means to Be an Associate in a Leading International Arbitration Team?

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Multi-firm panel event of mid-level and senior associates. The goal of this event is to have rising arbitration practitioners introduce Harvard Law School students to the main features and challenges of working as an associate in a leading international arbitration team. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office, WCC 3039, at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or 617-495-1880 in advance of the event.

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The Supreme Court Now: A Conversation with Don Verrilli and Jamal Greene

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North
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Book Talk: “Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories About Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made”

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have it easy—all they have to do is to present the evidence and make arguments. It’s the judges who have the heavy lift: they are the ones who have to make the ultimate decisions, many of which have profound consequences on the lives of the people standing in front of them.

In Tough Cases, judges from different kinds of courts in different parts of the country write about the cases that proved most difficult for them…

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HALB Presents: Karen Roberts, GC of Walmart

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

HALB Presents: Karen Roberts, General Counsel of Walmart

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The New Path to Yes” – First Steps to Solving Intractable Conflict

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Join us for a presentation by William Ury, co-author of “Getting to Yes,” and James Sebenius, Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

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Forensic Science in the Courtroom

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

Presented in partnership with ProPublica, this discussion will shine a light on faulty forensic science in the courtroom and will examine what the path toward reform looks like

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“The 1958 New York Convention Guide” with Professor Emmanuel Gaillard and Dr. Yas Banifatemi

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

As this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention and considering Shearman & Sterling’s extensive work on the UNCITRAL Secretariat Guide on the New York Convention, Professor Emmanuel Gaillard and Dr. Yas Banifatemi will give a presentation on how the Guide provides an insightful gateway into the Convention, its philosophy and recent developments. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office, WCC 3039, at accessibility@law.harvard.edu,…

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November 2018

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Johns Hopkins University Professor Martha Jones will discuss her work documenting the struggle and contribution of African Americans to the meaning of citizenship in the United States.

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HALB 1L Jobs Panel

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

HALB 1L Jobs Panel: Come hear from 2Ls and 3Ls about where they worked over their 1L summer and learn more about the application process!

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Ames Final Round

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom
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Sanford Levinson Book Talk: “Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies”

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

“From the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans in the spring of 2017 to the violent aftermath of the white nationalist march on the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville later that summer, debates and conflicts over the memorialization of Confederate “heroes” have stormed to the forefront of popular American political and cultural discourse. In Written in Stone Sanford Levinson considers the tangled responses to controversial monuments and commemorations while examining how those with political power configure public spaces…

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