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Events at HLS

ILS Spotlight: Winter Term Opportunities Abroad
HLS offers 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students the opportunity to spend Winter Term abroad, pursuing internationally focused independent clinicals or research and writing projects. Representatives from International Legal Studies, the Graduate Program, the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects, and the HLS Registrar’s Office will discuss finding a clinical placement, developing a research and writing proposal, and applying for funding through the Winter Term International Travel Grant program, as well as registration and deadlines.
Thursday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m. | WCC, Milstein East C
Sponsored by International Legal Studies

Fall Semester Byse Workshop: Constitutions, Courts, and Climate Change
The Climate Crisis is the defining challenge of the 21st century. Despite the urgency of the challenge, many governments have failed to enact the transformations necessary to avert disaster. This workshop considers the role of constitutional law and theory both as a cause and a response to the Climate Crisis. We will consider how constitutions structure government decision-making, as well as the role of courts in adjudicating constitutional questions ranging from constitutional rights to the future of the administrative state. This not-for-credit workshop covers practice and theory from a wide range of jurisdictions and legal traditions. It is open to all students and affiliates of HLS and other Harvard schools: No prior knowledge is required. Please register at
Meeting dates: Thursdays, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, and 11/3 at 1:30 p.m. | Hauser Hall, Room 101
Sponsored by the Graduate Program’s Byse Fellowship

Affording Self-Determination: Human Rights and Indigenous Financial Autonomy
A discussion with a delegation of indigenous activists from the purhépecha plateau who are using human rights litigation to find new pathways toward indigenous financial autonomy
Friday, September 30 at 12 p.m. | WCC, Room 3007
Sponsored by the Native American Law Students Association and La Alianza

East Asian Legal Studies Open House
An opportunity to meet EALS faculty, staff, research fellows, and the 2022-2023 visiting scholars
Monday, October 3 from 12:15 to 2 p.m. | WCC, Milstein East C
Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies

Around the University

Japan, South Korea, and U.S. Alliance Politics in East Asia
A discussion with Sue Mi Terry, Director of the Asia Program and the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, The Wilson Center; Junya Nishino, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law and Politics, Keio University; and Christina L. Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Monday, September 26 at 8 p.m. | Online; register here
Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Korea Institute

What’s Next for US-Taiwan Trade Relations?
A discussion with Simon Nip, AU Optronics; Ryan Hass, Brookings Institution, and Phil Hsu, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University
Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 a.m. | Littauer Building, L150, Harvard Kennedy School
Due to space restrictions, registration is required; this event is open to Harvard ID holders only
Sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability: 30 Years After the Rio Earth Summit
A talk by Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative
Thursday, September 29 at 11:45 a.m. | Wexner G-02, Harvard Kennedy School, or online (register here)
Sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Chilean Constitutional Forum Day
Panel discussions with Marcela Ríos, Chile’s Justice Minister; Rodrigo Vergara, Senior Researcher CEP, Former President, Central Bank, Chile and Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government; David Landau, Dean for International Programs, and Mason Ladd Professor of Law and Associate, Florida State University; Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus; Sol Serrano, Professor, Institute of History, Universidad Católica de Chile; Claudio Fuentes, Professor, Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales; Cristián Rodríguez-Chiffelle, DRCLAS Luksic Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, and Steven Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, Harvard University
Thursday, October 6, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. | CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Room
Sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Deadlines & Announcements

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