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Institute for Global Law and Policy

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    Recent Faculty Books – Winter 2014

    January 1, 2014

    “The New Black: What Has Changed—and What Has Not—with Race in America,” edited by Professor Kenneth W. Mack ’91 and Guy-Uriel Charles (New Press). The volume presents essays that consider questions that look beyond the main focus of the civil rights era: to lessen inequality between black people and white people. The contributors, including HLS Professor Lani Guinier, write on topics ranging from group identity to anti-discrimination law to implicit racial biases, revealing often overlooked issues of race and justice in a supposed post-racial society.

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    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate joins IGLP Honorary Council at HLS

    December 6, 2012

    The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School recently welcomed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste José Manuel Ramos-Horta to the IGLP Honorary Council.

  • HLS Professor David Kennedy ’80

    David Kennedy among co-founders of new Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council

    September 7, 2012

    David Kennedy ’80, Harvard Law School’s Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy, recently joined a team of former political leaders and diplomats from across Asia in founding the new Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC), which will work to promote peace and reconciliation in the Asian region through quiet diplomacy.

  • Honorary degree recipients

    Professor Duncan Kennedy receives honorary degree from Sciences Po (video)

    January 5, 2012

    Harvard Law School Professor Duncan Kennedy, whose scholarship has focused on juridical thought, economic analysis of the law, the links between law and literary theory, and legal globalization, has become the first law professor to receive an honorary doctorate from Sciences Po in Paris.

  • Richard S. Levick

    Addressing communications issues in legal cases

    November 9, 2011

    What must lawyers know about litigation and public affairs communications in the global marketplace? Richard S. Levick, lawyer, president and CEO of Levick Strategic Communications, addressed this question in an event organized by the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School on Oct. 13.

  • Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    Youth Empowerment and Leadership: An Evening with former president of India, A.P.J Abdul Kalam

    October 18, 2011

    It was hard to see him though the cheering crowd when he first walked in, a small, amiable-looking man. By the end of the session, he had gotten his message across about the importance of global leadership and youth empowerment. He was even able to get a room full of people to recite poetry with him. He is Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th president of India.

  • Harvard Law School and Sciences Po Launch Student/Faculty Exchange Program

    June 2, 2011

    Harvard Law School and Sciences Po Law School (SPLS) have launched a wide-ranging program that includes exchanges of faculty and students, both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral, and co-sponsorship of joint conferences on U.S. and European legal issues.

  • Trita Parsi

    President of the National Iranian American Council puts the conflict between Israel and Iran in historical perspective

    February 22, 2011

    War between Israel and Iran is not inevitable, argued Trita Parsi, the president of the National Iranian American Council, in an event sponsored by the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School last week. 

  • Harvard deans, others probe rising import of overseas study, research and recruitment

    February 15, 2011

    During a Feb. 4 workshop called “Strategic Decision-Making in International Affairs,” sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs at the Center for Government and International Studies, the deans of Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School laid out some of the challenges facing the University in this era of increasing globalization. They were joined by Jorge Dominguez, the vice provost for international affairs, who offered the University’s viewpoint, David Hunter, dean for academic affairs at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Beth Simmons, director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

  • Professor Hal Scott

    Scott testifies before House Committee on Financial Services

    January 26, 2011

    On Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, HLS Professor Hal Scott testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services in a hearing entitled “Promoting Economic Recovery and Job Creation: The Road Forward.”

  • Professor David Kennedy ’80

    Mapping the New Global Order

    January 1, 2011

    HLS institute seeks to broaden the solutions to global challenges.

  • Xiaobo Lu, David Kennedy and Joseph Stiglitz

    Kennedy co-chairs China task force

    November 19, 2009

    HLS Professor David Kennedy ’80, Faculty Director of the new Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, co-chaired a major conference on financial regulation in China on October 29 and 30, at Peking University in Beijing.