40th Annual Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Banquet
to honor this year’s Friedmann Award recipient
President Emeritus of Open Society Foundations
Founder of Human Rights Watch
National Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union (1970–1978)
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: Cocktail Reception at 7:00 PM
Formal Dinner at 8:00 PM
Location: 21 Club
21 W 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
Tickets may be purchased at http://jtlfriedmann2014.eventbrite.com.
“Reining on the Ratings Parade?: Civil Liability of Credit Rating Agencies in Europe”
with Brigitte Haar, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt.
Date: Wednesday, March 12
Time: 12:10 – 1:10pm
Location: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
A sandwich lunch will be served.
Please RSVP to join our special guest Brigitte Haar, International Visiting Professor of Law, for this lunchtime presentation and Q&A session co-hosted by the European Legal Studies Center and the Columbia Society of International Law.
Brigitte Haar, is a professor of law and holds a chair for private law; German, European, and international business law; law and finance; and comparative law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt.
Since 2013, she has been principal investigator for the Global Research Network in Law and Finance led by Katharina Pistor, the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Haar is also principal investigator at the Center for Excellence SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe). She is the director of the Doctorate/Ph.D Program on Law and Economics of Money and Finance at the House of Finance at Goethe-University and—among other appointments—a member of the Administrative Council and the Consumer Advisory Council of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
Haar has also been a research fellow and senior research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. She holds an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School and a Doctorate in Law from the University Hamburg.
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Please join MELSA, CSIL and Rightslink for a screening of:
THE ACT OF KILLING
Date: Wednesday March 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: JG 103
The Oscar-nominated documentary takes us inside the minds of Anwar Congo and Herman Koto, two of the men responsible for the Indonesian killings of 1965-1966. These killings targeted hundreds of thousands of Communists, ethnic Chinese and critics of the military government after the failed coup against Indonesia’s first President. Congo and Koto, now national heroes, re-enact some of the killings in the style of their favorite film genres, and describe their memories and feelings about the killings.
A delicious falafel dinner will be served.
See the trailer here
Lama Fakih, Human Rights Watch researcher on Syria and Lebanon, will talk about her work on the human rights crises in Syria after more than two years of civil war. She will discuss the overall approach and strategy involved in working as a human rights lawyer, including how HRW chooses areas of focus and applies tools strategically.
Ms. Fakih previously worked for the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. She is a graduate of NYU law school.
Full bio available at http://www.hrw.org/bios/lama-fakih
When: February 24, 6:00pm
Where: Jerome Greene Hall 103
Sponsored by: Rightslink, The Human Rights Institute, The Middle East Institute, MELSA, CSIL, and SIPA Arab students Association (ASA)
A delicious Dino BBQ dinner will be served!
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Professor Alejandro Garro will lead a seminar style discussion on comparative perspectives of both public and private actors in international arbitration. Professor Garro has extensive expertise in comparative law and international commercial law, including a focus on Latin American arbitration.
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Date: Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Time: 12:10 – 1:10 pm
Location: JG 502
Join CSIL for a small discussion with Professor Michael Doyle on Responsibility to Protect in Libya. Evolving out of the failures to protect in Rwanda and Bosnia, Professor Doyle argues that Responsibility to Protect has become both a license to and leash against forcible intervention. Professor Doyle is the Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, a three-fold appointment in the School of International and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, and Law School.
Date: November 18, 2013
Time: 12:10 – 1:10PM
Location: WH Levien Room, 10th Floor
A non-pizza lunch will be provided.
Interested in a career in public international law? Join CSIL for a Public International Law Panel featuring Minna Schrag.
Ms. Schrag is a former partner in the law firm of Proskauer Rose in New York who served at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where she was a senior trial attorney and the senior American on the staff of the chief prosecutor. She has also served with the US delegation that negotiated for the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Non-pizza lunch will be served.
Please join CSIL for a small seminar-style discussion with Professor Katharina Pistor, the Director of Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School, on her recent research about regulatory capabilities (paper will be distributed).
Professor Pistor predominantly focused on Russia and Central and Eastern European transitional economies in the 1990s. Her research has since expanded to include other emerging markets in East Asia and the impact of globalization on the transformation of law and legal institutions in the areas of finance, property rights and transnational regulation.
Date: Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2013
Location: JG 501
Please join CSIL and NALSA in welcoming Professor Elsa Stamatopoulou, Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights for a discussion of indigenous peoples rights and their development within international law.
Professor Stamatopoulou worked at the UN for over 20 years, and was the first Chief of the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She joined Columbia University in 2011 and teaches a class on indigenous rights in addition to her role at the ISHR. Professor Stamatopoulou has received various awards for her work, including The Ingrid Washinawatok El Issa O’Peqtaw Metaehmoh-Flying Eagle Woman Peace, Justice and Sovereignty Award; the award of the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples; and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award of the Human Rights Center and of Voices 21.
Date: Monday, November 11th, 2013
Where: JG 101
Non-pizza lunch will be served.