GLS events

fall 2017

  • September 14, 2017: "Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act’s Evolving Genocide Exception to Immunity," Professor Vivian Curran, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hosted by Jason Yackee. Co-sponsored by ILS, GLS, EALSC, and the EU Center. 12:00pm in Lubar Commons.

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  • September 14, 2017: Public Lecture and Discussion forum, 5:30pm, Mechanical Engineering Hall Auditorium 1106: “Searching for Answers on a Warming Planet: Why We May Need Climate Engineering” by Simon Nicholson, American University, School of International Service & Co-Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment

    Overview: Artificially whitening clouds. Injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere. Seeding the oceans with iron. These and a range of other climate engineering or "geoengineering" schemes are gaining increasing visibility and credibility as options for tackling climate change. What, though, is to be made of such efforts? Is climate engineering a new form of hucksterism? A dangerous and distracting folly? Or some meaningful part of the toolkit to generate a sustainable

    Moderator:   Paul Robbins, Nelson Institute
    Dominique Brossard, UW-Madison
    Elisabeth Graffy, Arizona State University


  • September 15, 2017: Workshop on Climate Engineering Governance: Deepening the Dialogue, 8:00am-5:15pm, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Conference room 1115. Space is limited. Contact Emily Reynolds if you are interested in attending. Multiple sponsors

  • September 16, 2017: Day 2 of workshop on Climate Engineering (brainstorming session on next steps), by invitation
  • September 21, 2017: “Beyond the Muslim Ban: Coalition Politics and Feminist Futures” by Professor Nadine Suleiman Naber, University of Illinois Chicago, 7PM, L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building (800 University Avenue), sponsored by Comparative US Studies, HRP, Anonymous Fund, Haven Center and Freedom Inc. (GLS/HRP)

  • September 25, 2017: "Settling for Justice? Rana Plaza and After" GLS Speaker Sara Hossain, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, co-sponsored by Center for South Asia


  • October 2, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At Noon in Room 7205, by invitation.

  • October 12, 2017: Law and De-Globalization Series Speaker Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Distinguished Legal Scholar at UW Law School, Hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus.

    Overview: This talk will explore whether recent political trends from Brexit and referendum in Catalonia to President Trump’s appeal to restore the idea of national sovereignty and possible denunciation of international treaties signal the emergence of an anti-globalization trend or represent the most recent metamorphosis of globalization.
  • October 12, 2017: “When Victims Aren’t Blameless: Police Killings and Reasonable Doubt,” by Professor Lisa Marie Cacho, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 7pm, Elvhejem Building (800 University Avenue), with funding from Anonymous Fund and HRP, hosted by Professor Sara McKinnon (GLS/HRP)

  • October 17, 2017: "Upholding America's Promise for All," Mildred Fish Harnack Lecture by Farhana Khera. 4:00pm, 2260 Law Building. Reception to follow

  • October 20, 2017: "Social Justice Advocacy and Innovation:The Wisconsin Center for Public Representation 1974-Present" by Louise Trubek with comments by Marsha Mansfield, CLE credits pending.

  • October 23, 2017: Information Session on Study and Internships Abroad, 12:00pm-1:00pm, 3260 Law, conducted by directors of study abroad programs. Open to all interested law students. Questions? Contact Sumudu Atapattu, Director, Research Centers

  • October 25, 2017: "Opportunities and Traps: Comparing the Death Penalty in India and the United States'," GLS Speaker Anup Surendranath. Hosted by Mitra Sharafi, co-sponsored by ILS.

  • October 26, 2017: Eleventh annual South Asia Legal Studies workshop

  • November 6, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At Noon in Room 7205, by invitation.

  • November 16, 2017: "The 'De-Globalization' of International Criminal Justice: What's the Future of War Crimes Tribunals?" Law and De-Globalization Series Speaker Thierry Cruvellier, hosted by Alexandra Huneeus at 12:00pm, Lubar Commons. This lecture is part of the International Education Week.

    Overview: Twenty-five years into the historic development of international war crimes tribunals, international criminal justice is in crisis. It is questioned because of its own lack of efficiency and credibility, and its legitimacy is growingly challenged or dismissed by states, including among some of its long-standing supporters. How can we understand this crisis? Can it lead to creative initiatives or alternatives?

  • November 16, 2017: Celebrating International Education Week, Screening of movie Uncondemned, followed by comments by Thierry Cruvellier and Jean Geran, 5:15pm Lubar Commons, sponsors: Human Rights Program, International Division, Global Legal Studies Center, 4W Initiative, 4W STREETS program.

  • November 27, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. 11am-12pm in Room 7205, by invitation.

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