INTERNATIONAL LAW & THE PEACE PROCESS

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INTERNATIONAL LAW & THE PEACE PROCESS

with Attorney General of Colombia Eduardo Montealegre

Date: April 22nd, 2015

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  102B

The current peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the FARC could lead to an end of a half-century-long armed conflict. In the context of this peace process, Mr. Montealegre will address the Colombian Constitutional Court and lower courts’ application of international law — in particular international humanitarian and human rights law — in achieving transitional justice. 

Prior to becoming Colombia’s national public prosecutor, Attorney General Montealegre was the Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court (2001-2004) and Deputy Inspector General (1997-2001). Author of leading publications in the field of criminal law and procedure, constitutional law and constitutional litigation, Montealegre has received multiple academic honors and recognitions and has lectured for over 15 years at his alma mater, Universidad Externado de Colombia.  Montealegre obtained his LL.M. from Universidad de León (Spain) and became a researcher at the University of Bonn in Germany. He graduated from Universidad Externado with honors and obtained a postgraduate degree in criminal law from the same University.

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A SHATTERED PEACE: VERSAILLES 1919 AND THE PRICE WE PAY TODAY

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A SHATTERED PEACE:

VERSAILLES 1919 AND THE PRICE WE PAY TODAY

with David A. Andelman, Editor & Publisher of World Policy Journal

Date: April 23rd, 2015

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  107

“The extraordinary errors committed by the negotiators of the Versailles Treaty of 1919, the poorly-drawn boundaries, and the failure to consider the nature of the people who would be impacted by their deliberations has proven to be a bloody framework for many of today’s most noxious problems. Despite this history, the negotiators of a nuclear agreement with Iran risk committing many of the same errors. If we do not learn from history’s mistakes, we will be condemned to repeat them.”
 
Mr. Andelman will address the effects of the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles on the present day, while also going deeper into other fascinating topics included in his recently released book, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today.
 
David A. Andelman is the Editor & Publisher of World Policy Journal, the 32-year-old global magazine and website dealing with international affairs. He is also a member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today. Previously he served as an Executive Editor of Forbes, Business Editor of The New York Daily News, and news editor of Bloomberg News. He began his career as a domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, serving in various posts in New York and Washington, as Southeast Asia bureau chief, based in Bangkok, then East European bureau chief, based in Belgrade. He then moved to CBS News where he spent seven years as Paris Correspondent. In the course of his career, he has traveled through and reported from 81 countries. He served for two years as Washington Correspondent for CNBC before moving to Bloomberg. He is the author of three books – The Peacemakers, published by Harper & Row; The Fourth World War, published by William Morrow, which he co-authored with the Count de Marenches, long-time head of French intelligence; and A Shattered Peace: Versailles, 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, in a new Centenary edition with a foreword by Sir Harold Evans, published by John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Andelman has written for such publications as Harpers, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. He is a graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. degree in diplomatic history and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, the Grolier Club, the National Press Club and is President-emeritus of the Overseas Press Club of America.
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CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS INSIGHTS

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CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS INSIGHTS

with Skadden London Partner Ryan Junck

Date: April 14th, 2015

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  546

Ryan Junck is the head of Skadden’s London-based corporate investigations practice. Mr. Junck represents corporations and individuals in criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts. He also has significant experience representing clients in U.S. and multinational regulatory investigations, including those brought by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general, district attorneys, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Congress and various international regulators.

This event is generously sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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CROSS BORDER M&A INSIGHTS

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CROSS BORDER M&A INSIGHTS

with Skadden London Partner Michal Berkner

Date: April 14th, 2015

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  546

Michal Berkner is a partner with Skadden, Arps in the London office concentrating on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions and public and private transactions. She represents Nokia, BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs, JPM, and Morgan Stanley, among others, on high profile cross border transactions. She was selected as an “M&A Rising Star” by Law360. Chambers Global and Chambers UK recommend her as an individual with high-end capabilities. Ms. Berkner lectures and participates in seminars on topics related to her practice and has written and co-authored articles for, among other publications, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). Ms. Berkner has also founded the Skadden Women Attorneys Network (SWAN), which organizes educational and networking events with senior women executives and counsel throughout Europe. 

This event is generously sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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THE “FROZEN” CYPRUS PROBLEM: WHITHER INTERNATIONAL LAW?

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THE “FROZEN” CYPRUS PROBLEM:

WHITHER INTERNATIONAL LAW?

with Dr. Aristoteles Constantinides 

Date: April 14th, 2015

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: Jerome Greene Hall  106

Dr. Constantinides will be presenting an overview of the legal and other complexities surrounding the decades-old Cyprus problem, highlighting legal developments relevant to other situations such as the non-recognition of the secessionist ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ and the property rights of displaced persons. He will also focus on the prospects for settlement and the place of international law in the settlement process.

Dr. Aristoteles Constantinides is an Assistant Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the Law Department of the University of Cyprus. He has been a visiting scholar at the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization in Venice, the Amsterdam Center of International Law, the University of Grenoble and the University of Vienna. He is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Recognition and Non-Recognition in International Law, the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors as well as various other academic and professional associations in Cyprus and abroad. His research interests and publications include the law of the United Nations, statehood and recognition, international law in domestic courts, socioeconomic rights and development. Since 2014 he is also a member of the team of lawyers advising the Greek Cypriot negotiator in the latest round of negotiations for the settlement of the Cyprus problem.

This event is generously sponsored by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

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2015 INTERNATIONAL CAREER SYMPOSIUM

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INTERNATIONAL CAREER SYMPOSIUM
Monday, April 6th 
and 
Wednesday, April 8th

CSIL’s 2015 International Career Symposium will bring together some of the brightest minds practicing international law to provide students an idea of the work they do and how they arrived to where they are today.  The symposium’s two panels will focus on the practice of private and public international law in the law firm setting.

PRACTICING PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Monday, April 6

12:10-1:15 pm | William June Warren Hall L104

Ariel Deckelbaum, Paul Weiss

Jonathan Blackman, Cleary Gottlieb

James Bromley, Cleary Gottlieb

Timothy Nelson, Skadden

PRACTICING PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

Wednesday, April 8

12:10-1:15 pm | W.C. Warren Hall 10th Floor Levien Room

Michael Feldberg, Allen & Overy

Jennifer Kroman, Cleary Gottlieb

Ulysses Smith, Linklaters

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FACULTY HONORS AWARD RECEPTION

The Columbia Society of International Law invites you to attend the Faculty Honor Award Reception at 8:00pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This year the Columbia Society of International Law (CSIL) is honoring Professor Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization and Director of the European Legal Studies Center, with the 2015 Faculty Honors Award. This award recognizes a professor who has made an exceptional impact on the international law community at Columbia Law School over the course of the school year and will be conferred at the reception.

Anu Bradford is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations at Columbia Law School. Her research focuses on international trade law, EU law and comparative and international antitrust law. Before joining the faculty at Columbia in 2012, she was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School. She has also taught at Harvard College, Brandeis University, and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law.

Bradford earned her S.J.D. (2007) and LL.M. (2002) degrees from Harvard Law School and also holds a law degree from the University of Helsinki. After completing her LL.M. studies as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, Bradford practiced antitrust law and European Union law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels for two years before returning to Harvard for her doctoral studies. She has also served as an adviser on economic policy in the Parliament of Finland and as an expert assistant to a member of the European Parliament.

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CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: A LUNCHTIME BROWN BAG WITH JOHN B. BELLINGER III

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CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: A LUNCHTIME BROWN BAG WITH JOHN B. BELLINGER III

Date: March 25th, 2015

Time: 12:10-1:10pm

Room: W.C. Warren Hall, 10th Floor

John B. Bellinger III is a Partner in Arnold & Porter’s National Security and Public International Law practices. Before joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Mr. Bellinger held several senior Presidential appointments in the US government, including as The Legal Adviser to the Department of State from 2005 to 2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House from 2001-2005.

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CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

CSIL Law Firm Luncheon Series

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
 
Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. 
Location: 919 Third Avenue

CSIL is excited to announce a law firm luncheon with Debevoise & Plimpton on Friday, April 3rd. This lunch will provide students with a unique opportunity to meet with attorneys and ask questions, in a smaller and more intimate environment than the law firm receptions.

“Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently.

Approximately 650 lawyers work in eight offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world. Our lawyers prioritize developing a deep understanding of the business of our clients. We then pursue each matter with both intensity and creativity to achieve optimal results.”

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The 41ST ANNUAL WOLFGANG FRIEDMANN CONFERENCE

The Columbia Society of International Law invites you to attend the 41st Wolfgang Friedmann Conference Honoring Lori Damrosch on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Information on the panelists and timeline is below, with additional context for the discussions at far bottom:

Friedmann Conference

Lunch Discussion: Travel Controls in Constitutional and International Law, Parts 1 and 2: Spring Break in Cuba, Summer in the Middle East 

12:10-1:10pm|JG 103

Lori Damrosch, Hamilton Fish Professor of Law & Diplomacy at Columbia Law School and President of the American Society of International Law with introduction by Dean Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin

Panel #1: Federalism and US Treaty Obligations

1:20-2:40pm|JG Annex

Panelists:

Philip C. Bobbitt, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and Director of Center for National Security, Columbia Law School

Donald Francis Donovan, Partner and Co-Head of the International Disputes Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Martin S. Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of International Human Rights Law and Co-Director of Leitner Center of International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School

Moderator: Gillian E. Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

This panel will examine tensions between federalism and the U.S. treaty power. Can treaties authorize Congress to legislate beyond the scope of its enumerated powers? To what extent does Bond limit Congress’s authority to pass implementing legislation pursuant to a valid treaty? To what extent does the system of federalism impose constitutional constraints on U.S. compliance with its treaties? The panelists will discuss the questions based on recent cases Medellin v. Texas and Bond v. United States.

Panel #1 Recording

http://media.law.columbia.edu/CSIL/150401_Friedmann_JG104.mp4

Panel #2: Comparative Perspectives: Economic Sanctions vs. Military Intervention in the Age of Globalization

2:50-4:10pm|JG Annex

Panelists: 

Augusto Maxwell, Partner and Chair of the Cuba Practice, Akerman LLP

Helen Mulvein, Legal Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom

Ana Cristina Rodriguez Pineda, Minister Counsellor, the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations

Kimberly Prost, the Ombudsperson to the UN Security Council’s Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee

Moderator: Michael Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science, Columbia Law School

This panel discussion will analyze how different mechanisms for imposing sanctions operate. When could and should unilateral or bilateral sanctions be implemented? To what extent would the triggering criteria apply to multilateral sanctions under authorization by the United Nations Security Council? Do clear rules exist as to when the Security Council can or should use economic sanctions, as opposed to military force? The panelists will contribute a wealth of sanctions experience, as they have worked for, and with, a variety of different stakeholders.

Panel #2 Recording

http://media.law.columbia.edu/CSIL/150401_Friedmann_Annex.mp4

SPONSORS: 

We are greatly thankful for our sponsors for making this conference possible. 

Allen & Overy LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP

Debevoise Plimpton LLP

Linklaters LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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