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 Daily/Weekly and the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute’s website for updates.

Spring 2014

Tuesday, February 11


The Modern Challenges of International Law
Ambassador David Scheffer, Formerly U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues
3:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Susman Classroom (No. 404)
Reception and book signing immediately following lecture 

Monday, February 24


Local Knowledge: Explorations in China's First Encounter with the Modern Company 
William C. Jones Lecture by Professor Madeline Zelin Columbia University 
4:30 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Zorensky Classroom (No. 306)

Thursday, April 3


Rule of Law, Criminal Justice, and the U.S. in Afghanistan
Karen Hall, U.S. Department of State
12 Noon, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom (No. 309)

Friday, May 16-
Saturday, May 17


Expert Meeting on "Fulfilling the Dictates of Public Conscience:
Moving Foward with a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity"

Villa Moynier, Geneva, Switzerland (invitation only)
(In partnership with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights)


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: Mr. Steven Schneebaum, Prof. Leila Sadat, and Prof. 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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  • For previous Conference information, click here.