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Events: International, Comparative and Foreign Law

All event times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT/UTC-4) unless otherwise noted. Please check back often for more events at HLS and around the university as the academic year begins.

Events at HLS

Law and Violence in Pakistan
A conversation with Mohammed El-Kurd, writer and poet
This event is only open to the Harvard community.
Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. | Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom; registration required
Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Law Student Association

ILS Spotlight

International Legal Studies Coffee Hour
Please join International Legal Studies staff and fellow students for a coffee, tea and snack break in the Jarvis Tent. This is an opportunity for informal networking among students involved or interested in international and opportunities at HLS. Come share your projects and experiences, and find out more about what your colleagues are working on! RSVPs appreciated.
Thursday, October 28 from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.Jarvis Tent
Sponsored by International Legal Studies

Information session:  Chayes International Public Service Fellowships
These summer fellowships, open to 1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence, provide HLS students with an opportunity to spend eight weeks abroad working with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition.
Join ILS staff and recent Chayes Fellows to learn about seeking a placement, the application process, and how to make the most of summer public interest work abroad.
Wednesday, November 3 at 12:45 p.m. EST | WCC, Room 1010
This in-person event is open to members of the HLS community.  RSVPs appreciated.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies

Information session: Semester Abroad
The HLS Semester Abroad program offers J.D. students the opportunity, during their 2L or 3L year, to study law and live in a foreign country, through an exchange program at one of 10 foreign law schools or by designing an independent semester abroad at any foreign law school that meets the program’s requirements.
Thursday, November 4 at 12:45 p.m. EST | Online; register here
This event is open to the HLS community. Please register in advance with your HLS email address to access the zoom link.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies

Around the University

Technocracy vs Politics
A discussion with Miguel Angel Centeno, Professor of Sociology and Vice-Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Eduardo Dargent, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru; Matthew Rhodes-Purdy, Assistant Professor, Clemson University; Katherine Bersch, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Davidson College; and Steven Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center and Professor of Government, Harvard University (moderator)
Tuesday, October 26 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Digital Weapons:  How Cyber Arms Proliferation Threatens Human Rights
A discussion with John Scott-Railton, Senior Researcher, University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, and Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy
Tuesday, October 26 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Bearing Witness at Nuremberg: The Soviet Contribution to the Record of the Holocaust
A discussion with Francine Hirsch, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Maxim Shrayer, Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies, Boston College
Wednesday, October 27 at 12:30 p.m. | Online (register here), and livestreamed on YouTube
Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies

Book Talk — Workers and Change in China: Resistance, Repression, and Responsiveness
A discussion with the author, Manfred Elfstrom, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia; Yao Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology and Law, University of Florida; and Edward Cunningham, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of Ash Center China Programs (moderator)
Thursday, October 28 at 8 pm. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Deadlines and Announcements

  • Program registration and funding application deadlines for 2022 Winter Term International Travel Grants fall between Friday, October 29 and Friday, November 12. Please see our Winter Term International Travel Grants web pages for complete information.
  • Applications are open for the 2022-2023 International Legal Studies Post-Graduate Fellowships, open to graduating J.D. and LL.M. students or recent alumni who will be clerking or interning at an international or foreign regional/supranational court or tribunal. Fellowship details and application instructions are available on our International Legal Studies Post-Graduate Fellowships web page; the application deadline is January 13, 2022.