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.


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 

Thursday, April 16

German Conversation Table
12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108E)
Interested in improving your foreign language skills? Join the Harris Institute’s “Languages at Lunch” program. Bring your lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided! Conversation tables are open to all levels of proficiency. Kindly RSVP. For more info, visit here.

Monday, April 20

Mimi Azenstadt - Foreign Workers in the Israeli Court
4:00 PM, Brown Hall, Brown Lounge more... 



  • 2015 CICL/LJ Symposium on Human Trafficking [more]
  • International Dispute Resolution: Protecting Your Client In The Global Economy [more]
  • No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka - Callum Macrae [more]
  • CFR Academic Conference Call: The Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)- Thomas J. Bollyky 
  • 8th Annual William C. Jones Lecture Series - Curtis J. Milhaupt [more]
  • LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law: Progress and Contestation - Laurence (Larry) R. Helfer [more]
  • CFR Academic Conference Call: Security and Democratic Governance in Nigeria - John Campbelly 
  • Justice for Sergei film screening with Professor Walke [more]
  • International Justice: Beginning of the End, or End of the Beginning? - Prosecutor Serge Brammertz [more]
  • CFR Academic Conference Call: International Efforts to Combat Climate Change - Michael A. Levi 
  • International Human Rights Law in Action: Lessons from the Field - Professor Stephanie Farrior [more]
  • Global Perspectives on Colorism Conference more... 
  • CFR Academic Conference Call: U.S. Defense Policy - Janine Davidson 
  • Mimi Azenstadt - Foreign Workers in the Israeli Court  more... 

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