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March 2014

Three Globalizations Virtual Workshop

March 10, 2014 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 4059 Room

Virtual workshop with Renmin University, China on the reception and influence of Professor Duncan Kennedy's article "Three Globalizations of Law and Legal Thought" on Chinese legal thought. To attend, please RVSP to

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March 2015

Thomas Piketty overflow

March 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West
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April 2016

Systemic Justice Conference

April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Harvard Law School

Please join us for the 2016 Systemic Justice Conference, focusing on access, inclusion, protest, and education. Spanning three days (Friday through Sunday, April 8th - 10th), with over 100 presentations, panels, and showcase items, the conference will highlight the work of students, lawyers, activists, and educators who are attempting to understand, protest, and solve systemic problems. ACCESS Friday April 8th, 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm, WCC 2012 CRIMINAL JUSTICE & CAMPUS PROTEST Saturday April 9th, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm,…

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March 2017

Universities and Slavery: Bound by History – Conference Live Streaming

March 3, 2017
WCC 2063 (Student Orgs Lounge)

On March 3, 2017, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University will host a daylong conference to explore the relationship between slavery and universities, across the country and around the world: Universities and Slavery: Bound by History. The HLS Reparatory Justice Initiative invites those of you who were not able to register for the events at Radcliffe to watch the live webcast of the conference this Friday March 3, from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Student…

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April 2017

LIVESTREAMED EVENT: The US Supreme Court meets the European Court of Justice

April 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 2004

LIVESTREAMED EVENT: The US Supreme Court meets the European Court of Justice Friday 2:30 – 4 pm in WCC 2004 US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will have a conversation with European Court of Justice President Koen Lenaerts in Washington – and the conversation will be livestreamed for a Harvard Law School audience on Friday, 21 April from 2:30-4 pm in WCC 2004. The conversation between the justices will identify points of comparison and contrast in the case law of…

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April 2018

Zuckerberg Congressional Testimony Stream

April 10, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

Student Journals Suite WCC 3048

Join the Journal of Law and Technology to watch the livestream of Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony about the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg will be testfying before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on April 10 at 2:15pm and before the the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11 at 10am. JOLT will be streaming both in our office on the 3rd floor of WCC — feel free to drop by when you're free!

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April 2019

Coffee Chat with Suzette Long, Chief Legal Officer of Caterpillar Inc.

April 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Coffee Chat with Suzette Long, Caterpillar Chief Legal Officer

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April 2020

Environmental Law-Teaching Program Interest Meeting

April 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom + Google Map

Come learn about a nationally unique opportunity for 3L law students at Harvard Law School to teach the University-level environmental law course, with faculty status, in Boston College’s undergraduate curriculum, for law school credit. Since 1991, students from Harvard, Boston College, and Boston University have annually taught the 3-credit law course with great success. If selected, teaching in two-person teams, with Boston College faculty status, you are assigned your own class at Boston College, (15-35 mainly undergraduate students from a…

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May 2020

Covid-19 and the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

May 7, 2020 @ 12:10 am - 1:10 pm

The global pandemic is exacerbating discrimination against, and challenges faced by, persons with physical and mental disabilities. Some may face increased risk of becoming infected or seriously-ill with COVID-19, including in institutions, and others may face obstacles in accessing healthcare and other necessary services and supplies. How can advocates promote a disability rights-based response to the pandemic, including one that centers persons with disabilities in decision-making on prevention and containment measures? Join us for a talk with Catalina Devandas Aguilar (UN Special Rapporteur…

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Rethinking Essential: Business, Work, and Human Rights in the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 14, 2020 @ 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

As society grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, the most vulnerable workers and communities bear the brunt of its immediate and long-term devastating effects, even as they provide essential services to our societies. But can the pandemic also present opportunities to address market failures and position workers’ rights as central to a more sustainable, just, and resilient economy? Join us for a talk with Anita Ramasastry (UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights), Alison Kiehl Friedman (ICAR), Kim Cordova (UFCW),…

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COVID-19 and the Human Rights of LGBTI People

May 19, 2020 @ 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

As governments respond to the novel coronavirus, the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people are under increasing threat. Some face increased risks from stay-at-home orders when home is not a safe environment or when health care discrimination deters LGBTI people from seeking COVID-19 treatment. Discriminatory measures that stigmatize and blame LGBTI people for outbreaks as well as governments’ crackdown on LGBTI rights defenders, heighten vulnerabilities and violence. Instead, solutions must be found that center the rights…

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June 2020

Decarceration and Community: COVID-19 and Beyond (Part I)

June 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

The Radcliffe Institute is offering a two-part series of virtual programs to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on incarcerated people. Part I of this discussion series, cosponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, focuses on people in jails and prisons as well as the communities from which they come and to which they will return. The panelists work directly with people impacted by incarceration and several focus particularly on the all-too-often neglected plight of…

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Decarceration and Community: COVID 19 and Beyond (Part II)

June 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

The Radcliffe Institute is offering a two-part series of virtual programs to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on incarcerated people. Part II of this discussion series considers how public officials responsible for the operation of jails and prisons are responding to the current pandemic. What challenges and opportunities present themselves, given the reality of COVID-19 in carceral spaces? Responding to the issues raised by impacted people during the first session, how do we understand public health in and…

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September 2020

Pompeo’s “Commission on Unalienable Rights”: Shrinking U.S. Human Rights Policy

September 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This summer, the highly controversial State Department “Commission on Unalienable Rights,” chaired by HLS Professor Mary Ann Glendon, published its formal report. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had created this advisory commission in 2019 to revise the basis of U.S. human rights policy. The Trump administration plans to promote the report, which argues for a narrower and more selective approach to human rights, at the UN General Assembly in September. Please join the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School…

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December 2020

Improvising Agreement: Strategic agility and quick-on-your feet tactics

December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School presents a virtual talk with Mike Wheeler: Improvising Agreement: Strategic agility and quick-on-your feet tactics. About the event: Mike Wheeler has taught negotiation at Harvard Business School since 1993. Over those years, he admits to becoming more skeptical about one-size-fits-all negotiation approaches, whether they’re “win-win” or the “hard bargaining” type. The best negotiators instead improvise as the process unfolds, depending on the situation and who it is that they’re dealing with. Mike…

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October 2021

Private Social Media Data in the Public Interest: What’s Next?

October 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To address the variety of problems related to social media like disinformation, harassment, and hate speech, governments and civil society need better information and evidence bases. Recent challenges in platform research (including testimony by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen) have made this clearer and led to renewed attention to the difficulty of accessing data held by social media companies. The complex, persistent barriers to access have led journalists, academics, and members of civil society to devise other ways to study key…

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Perilous Medicine

October 25, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

More than 150 years ago, the first Geneva Convention obliged that wounded and sick combatants of all parties be collected and cared for and that belligerents protect and respect ambulances and military hospitals. Over time, the law extended protections to wounded and sick civilians and required parties to take numerous affirmative measures to protect health workers, hospitals, ambulances, and patients. These laws and their underlying norms are among the most widely accepted elements of international law. Yet the persistence and…

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Practicing Video Game Law with Rafal Kloczko, Counsel at CD PROJEKT RED

October 28, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall 105 Jackson Meeting Room

Join the Video Game Law Association for a Zoom discussion with Rafal Kloczko, chief legal counsel at CD PROJEKT RED, about the practice of video game law. Mr. Kloczko advises the company on IP, contract, data privacy, and labor issues. CD PROJEKT RED is known for games like The Witcher, Gwent, and Cyberpunk 2077. Mr. Kloczko is also a member of the board of the European Games Developer Federation.

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November 2021

The Humanitarian Civilian

November 8, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

At this talk, Dr. Rebecca Sutton, a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Law School, will discuss her new book, The Humanitarian Civilian. In international humanitarian law (IHL), the principle of distinction delineates the difference between the civilian and the combatant, and it safeguards the former from being intentionally targeted in armed conflicts. The Humanitarian Civilian explores how the idea of distinction circulates within and beyond IHL. Taking a bottom-up approach, the multi-sited study follows the…

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Non-Firm Private Sector Career Talk [WLA]

November 15, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Lunch talk hosted by the WLA for students interested in a non-firm summer internship or long-term career. All are welcomed. Three panelists working as in-house counsel will attend: Mandy DeFilippo - Managing Director and Global Head of BU Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities at Morgan Stanley Beibei Sun - Senior Corporate Counsel, Global Licensing and Business Development at Sanofi Uzma Saghir - Senior Corporate Counsel, Liberty Mutual

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February 2022

“CBDCs and Stablecoins: A New Era for Money?” HELA x HLBSFI Conference on Central Bank Digital Currencies”

February 17 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Please join HLSBFI and HELA for a discussion on Central Bank Digital Currencies, featuring Professor Howell Jackson as moderator, Jess Chang from the Federal Reserve, Dante Disparte, Cheif Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy at Circle, and Marino Ottavio Perassi, General Counsel of the Bank of Italy. Lunch will be provided for those that join in person.

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