Calendar of Events

The following list of events has been confirmed. Dates, times, and locations of events will be announced as quickly as possible.
Please check the Law Weekly and the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute’s website for updates.


Friday, January 30

2015 CICL/LJ Symposium on Human Trafficking
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., St. Louis University School of Law, John K. Pruellage Courtroom

Friday, February 6

International Dispute Resolution: Protecting Your Client In The Global Economy
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Draft Agenda | Register Online | Flyer
Sponsored by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program;
International Chamber of Commerce/United States Council for International Business; and United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M)

Monday, February 9

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka
Award-winning filmmaker, Callum Macrae.  Pizza will be provided. 
12:00 Noon, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom (No. 309)  

Wednesday, February 11

CFR Academic Conference Call: The Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)
11 a.m., Seigle Hall 108E, Detjen Seminar Room
Speaker: Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, CFR
Optional Background Reading: NCDs Interactive, A New Direction for Global Health
Task Force Report: The Emerging Global Health Crisis 

Tuesday, February 17

8th Annual William C. Jones Lecture Series 
Party-State, Inc: Chinese Corporate Capitalism in the 21st Century
Curtis J. Milhaupt, Columbia Law School
12:00 Noon, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Cullenbine Classroom (No. 305)

Friday, February 20

LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law: Progress and Contestation  
Laurence (Larry) R. Helfer, Duke University School of Law
3:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)

Thursday, February 26

CFR Academic Conference Call: Security and Democratic Governance in Nigeria
11 a.m., Seigle Hall 108E, Detjen Seminar Room
Speaker: John Campbelly, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, CFR
Optional Background Reading: U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram, Nigeria Security Tracker
Africa in Transition Blog 

Tuesday, March 18

Justice for Sergei film screening with Professor Walke
4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Seigle Hall (No. 306)

Wednesday, March 18

International Justice: Beginning of the End, or End of the Beginning?
Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
12:00 Noon, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Cullenbine Classroom (No. 305)

Wednesday, March 25

CFR Academic Conference Call: International Efforts to Combat Climate Change
11 a.m., Seigle Hall 108E, Detjen Seminar Room
Speaker: Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director, Maurice R. Greenberg
Center for Geoeconomic Studies, CFR
Optional Background Reading: Department of Defense: Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, 2014
Global Governance Monitor: Climate Change, Energy, Security, and Climate Blog 

Wednesday, April 1

International Human Rights Law in Action: Lessons from the Field 
Professor Stephanie Farrior, Vermont Law School
12 noon, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Cullenbine Classroom (No. 305)

Thursday, April 2- Friday, April 3

Global Perspectives on Colorism Conference
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Cullenbine Classroom (No. 305) more...

Wednesday, April 8

CFR Academic Conference Call: U.S. Defense Policy
11 a.m., Seigle Hall 108E, Detjen Seminar Room
Speaker: Janine Davidson, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, CFR
Optional Background Reading: What the U.S. Navy of the Future Looks Like
In Foreign Policy Debates Ahead, Look to Echoes of 2006, Defense in Depth Blog 


Fall 2014

  • CFR Academic Conference Call: Implications of Drones on U.S. Foreign Policy, Speakers: Sarah Kreps, Associate Professor,
    Department of Government, Cornell University and Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • CFR Academic Conference Call: U.S. - China Relations, Speaker: Elizabeth Economy, CFR's C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and
    Director for Asia Studies
  • CFR Academic Conference Call: NAFTA at 20, Speaker: Shannon K. O'Neil, Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies
  • 8th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs [more]
  • Legal Globalization and Efficiency: Towards Standardization or Jurisdiversity: Prof. Bertrand du Marais [more]
  • Constitutional Implications of the Financial Crisis in Europe: Prof. Goncalo Matias [more]
  • Fires, Fuel and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Improverished: Gautam Yadama and Mark Katzman [more]
  • CFR Academic Conference Call: The Future of Guantanamo Bay - Matthew C. Waxman

Spring 2014

  • The Modern Challenges of International Law: Ambassador David Scheffer [more]
  • William C. Jones Lecture: Professor Madeline Zelin [more]
  • Rule of Law, Criminal Justice, and the U.S. in Afghanistan: Karen Hall, U.S. Department of State [more]
  • Expert Meeting on "Fulfilling the Dictates of Public Conscience:
    Moving Forward with a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity" [more

Fall 2013

  • 7th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs [more]
  • International Law Weekend (ILW) Midewest Conference [more]
  • Challenges of Global Governance (Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference
    Call): Stewart M. Patrick
  • 2013 World Peace Through Law Lecture: H.E. Sir Christopher Greenwood [more]
  • Holocaust memorial Lecture Speaker: Sarah Wagner
    "Srebrenica's Legacies of Loss and Remembrance" [more]
  • American Grand Strategy(Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference
    Call): Richard N. Haass
  • Roundtable on "Sebrenica's Legacies of Loss and Remembrance
  • Seeds of Hope: Can the Women of Congo Dare to Dream of Peace and Justice:
    Fiona Lloyd-Davies [more

Spring 2013

  • Harris Institute Speaker Series: Professor Raj Bhala [more]
  • Third Annual Workshop on International and Comparative Law
  • William C. Jones Lecture Series: Tae-Ung Baik [more]
  • Panel on Conceptualizing a New Institutional Framework for International Taxation [more]
  • Harris Institute Speaker Series: Robert Petit [more]

Fall 2012

  • 6th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs [more]
  • Harris Institute Speaker Series: Ambassador Louis Susman [more]
  • Harris Institute Speaker Series: The Honorable Kim Post [more]
  • Film Screening of Blood in the Mobile [more]
  • The International Criminal Court at 10 [more]

Spring 2012

  • Immigration Law and Family Reunification: A Comparative Perspective [more]
  • William C. Jones Lecture presents Judge Xue - International Criminal Court [more]
  • Conversation with J.D. Stier from the Enough! Project [more]

Fall 2011

  • Live Seminar: “Countries in Upheaval: Developing a Protection Network in Situations Short of Armed Conflict” [more]  
  • 5th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs - "Widespread and Systematic!" Crimes Against Humanity in the Shadow of
    Modern International Criminal Law" [more
  • 2011 World Peace Through Law Award Recipient: Fatou Bensouda, Deputy Prosecutor, International Criminal Court [more
  • Dr. Andreas Schloenhardt Lecture - “Be Careful What You Pay For: Trafficking in Persons in Australia". 
  • Public Lecture by Andrew Cayley - "Prosecuting Mass Atrocities at the ECCC". 
  • Panel Discussion on Litigating International Human Rights Violations - Speakers: Steven Schneebaum, Leila Sadat, and Melissa Waters. 
  • Faculty Colloquium on International Law and Theory [more

Spring 2011

  • International Graduate Student Conference - "Creating Healthy Opportunities for Healthcare Management in a Global Context" [more
  • Rebecca Hamilton - "Sudan Divided: What Next for the People of Africa's Newest Country?" [more

Fall 2010

  • International Criminal Justice Day
  • 4th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs - "Reflections on Crimes Against Peace: Aggression in the 21st Century" [more
  • IHL/Red Cross Students as Teachers Enrollment/Training [more
  • Arsalan Iftikhar - "Islamic Pacifism" [more
  • Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Presentation - "Downstream: Untold Stories on Water, Sanitation and Wetlands" [more
  • Harris Institute Debate Series - "Are U.S. Drone Attacks in 'The War on Terror' Lawful? Do They Make for Sound Foreign Policy?" [more
  • Dawn Johnsen, Indiana Law School - "Reflections on Promoting Liberty and the Rule of Law" [more


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