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Events: International, Comparative and Foreign Law

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Events at HLS

ILS Spotlight
Chayes International Public Service Fellowships:  Drop-in Advising

The Chayes International Public Service Fellowships – open to 1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence – provide Harvard Law School students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer working with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition. Applications for 2021 Chayes Fellowships are due on Monday, February 1.

Please join ILS Staff and recent Chayes Fellows at these drop-in advising sessions, for advice on seeking a summer placement or to ask any questions you might have.

These session is open to the HLS community.  Please register before or during the sessions, with your Harvard email address to access the Zoom link.

Tuesday, January 26, from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. | Register here
Thursday, January 28, from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. | Register here

COVID-19 and the Law: The Interaction of COVID-19 and Health Law
A discussion with Abbe R. Gluck, Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School, and Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine), Yale Medical School; Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Policy and Law; and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Ruqaiijah Yearby, Center for Health Law Studies, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law, School of Law Professor, and Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, Saint Louis University; and Nicole Huberfeld, Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, BU School of Public Health, and Professor of Law, BU School of Law
Tuesday, February 2 at 12:00 p.m. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics

Around the University

How Cultural Biases Influence Success or Failure in War
A talk with Dr. Pete Mansoor, Mason Chair of Military History, The Ohio State University
Monday, January 25 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Global Mobility and the Threat of Pandemics: Evidence from Three Centuries
A discussion with Michael Clemens, Director of Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy, and Thomas Ginn, Research Fellow, Center for Global Development
Friday, January 29 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the Center for International Development

Human Rights and the Future World Order
A discussion with Hina Jilani, former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders; Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School and Professor of History, Yale University; and Zeid Ra’ad, Perry World House Professor of the Practice of Law and Human Rights, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, February 1 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Global Food+ 2021: 40 Speed Talks at the Nexus of Food, Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Society
Researchers at Boston University, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts will be present their recent research findings
Friday, February 12 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here
Additional sessions on February 19, February 26 and March 5 (see website for registration links)
Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Deadlines and Announcements

  • Monday, February 1, 2021 is the deadline to apply for a 2021 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship.
  • Monday, February 15, 2021 is the deadline to apply to study abroad in fall 2021, at one of HLS’ exchange partner schools or through an independent semester abroad.
  • Monday, February 15, 2021 is also the deadline to apply for a Cravath International Fellowship for internationally focused independent clinical or research writing projects undertaken during Winter Term.
  • Want to connect with a fellow student to learn more about how to approach international opportunities at HLS?  Contact an ILS Peer Advisor: you can ask a question via email or even set up a Zoom chat to learn more about their experiences.  Meet the ILS Peer Advisors here (HarvardKey required).

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