Events - Spring 2009


January
  • January 30, 2009: Roundtable on "Remaking the Developmental State" with Professors Gay Seidman (Sociology), John Ohnesorge (Law), and David Trubek (Law). Part of the WAGE Research Collaborative. Sponsored by GLS, WAGE, Global Studies, and Department of Sociology. Noon - 1pm, Room 8108 Social Science (Havens Seminar Room). 
February
  • February 4, 2009: Follow up Information Session on Study Abroad explaining the application and selection process conducted by study abroad program directors - Professors Heinz Klug, Steve Barkan and Nina Camic, Noon - 1:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). Open to all interested students.

  • February 10, 2009: "The Transformation of the Legal Profession in Contemporary China," by S. Sui, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago and Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Part of the Speaker Series on "Remaking the Developmental State." Sponsored by GLS and the WAGE Research Collaborative and the East Asian Legal Studies Center, Center for East Asia and the UW-Madison China Initiative. Hosted by Professor John Ohnesorge, 8:45-9:45am, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). 

  • February 26, 2009: "Live in Rural Afghanistan," by Professor Dyan Mazurama, Associate Professor and Research Director, Feinstein International Famine Center, Tufts University. Lecture in the Series Law, War and Human Security. Sponsored by the Human Rights Initiative and co-sponsored by Global Studies, International Institute, the International Division, Global Legal Studies Center, and Department of Political Science. 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall. All are welcome. 
March
  • March 5, 2009: "Equality and Freedom in the Culture of the Developing World," with Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Former Vice President of the International Court of Justice and former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Part of the "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries" Speaker Series. Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Divison of Interioantal Studies, the Interoantla Institute and Global Studies, and co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. Noon - 1:15pm, 206 Ingraham Hall.

  • March 5, 2009: "Environmentalism and Human Rights" with Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Former Vice President of the International Court of Justice and former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Sponsored by the Human Rights Initiative and the Global Legal Studies Center. 4-5:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), reception to follow. All are welcome. Audio Recording 

  • March 6, 2009: "Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities for International Law," Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium. Keynote Speaker: Judge Weeramantry, former Vice President of the International Court of Justice will speak on "Global Wisdom on Duties to Future Generations."
    Other speakers include Gabriel Eckstein (Texas Tech University), David Hunter (American University), Benjamin Richardson (Osgoode Law School, Canada), Konstantia Koutouki (University of Montreal, Canada), Dongsheng Zang (University of Washington, Seattle), Luis Martinez (NRDC, New York), Stephanie Tai (UW Law School), Sumudu Atapattu (UW Law School), Dan Anderson (UW-Madison), Tia Nelson (Governor's Task Force on Global Warming, Wisconsin), and Steven Vavrus (UW-Madison).
    8:15am - 5:30pm, Room 2260 Law School
    Multiple Sponsors. Approved for 8 hours of CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys.   

  • March 10, 2009: "Judicial Disempowerment in Post-Communist Countries: Why Political Competiton Does Not Help," Alexei Trochev, Law and Society Fellow, UW Law School. Part of the Speaker Series on "The Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries." Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute, and Global Legal Studies. Noon - 1:15pm Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • March 12, 2009: "The TRIPS Agreement and Access to Medicines," Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Divison, World Trade Organization, Geneva. Noon-1:00pm, 336 Ingraham Hall. Sponsored by the Center for South Asia and co-sponsored by Global Studies and the Global Legal Studies Center. 

  • March 24, 2009: Lecture by Professor Alex Downes, Department of Political Science, Duke University. Part of the Lecture Series on Law, War and Human Security. Multiple sponsors. Noon-1:00pm Ogg Hall (Political Science).

  • March 24, 2009: "Change or Continuity? Social Rights in Post-Transformation Constitutions of Poland and the Czech Republic" with Anna M. Jaron, Ph.D. Candidate European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Part of the speaker series on "The Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries." Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Divison of International Studies, the International Institue, and Global Studies. Noon - 1:15pm Lubar Commons (7200 Law). 

  • March 26, 2009:"The UN's Protection of Human Rights on the Ground: Dilemmas from Rwanda, Darfur, Nepal, Lebanon, and Beyond," by Ben Majekodunmi, Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights. 4-5:30pm, 206 Ingraham. Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, the African Studies Program and WAGE. 
  • March 27, 2009: What's the Difference Between Corporation Law and Securities Regulation? A US-EU Comparative Perspective,” by Richard Buxbaum, J.D. Program and Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law, UC-Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). Hosted by Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin Law School, part of the speaker series on Ideas and Innovations in Legal Scholarship and the Comparative EU Law Lecture Series. Sponsored by the UW Law School and the Institue for Legal Studies, cosponsored by the Center for European Studies, the EU Center of Excellence and the Global Legal Studies Center, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • March 30, 2009: "Challenges Confronting the Inter-American Human Rights System" by Felipe Gonzalez, Second Vice President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, sponsored by LACIS, GLS and the Human Rights Initiative and hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus, 3/30/09, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).
April
             
  • April 3, 2009: Poster session on the Global Financial Crisis, presented by the Center for International Finance and Development, University of Iowa, 11am-1pm, law School Atrium, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and Wisconsin International Law Society.

  • April 9, 2009: Lecture by Professor Karen Engle, Cecil D. Redford Professor of Law and Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas School of Law, in the series Law, War and Human Security, hosted by Professors Helen Kinsella (Political Science) and Heinz Klug (Law), sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, the Human Rights Initiative and Department of Political Science, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • April 14, 2009: "The Human Right to Identity: The Legal Regulation of Personal Names," by Professor Alison Renteln, Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, University of Southern California, sponsored by GLS, Center for South Asia, Human Rights Initiative and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group and hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).
  • April 15, 2009: "Arbitrating Human Rights," by Professor Roger Alford, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, paper available, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, hosted by Professor Anuj Desai, April 15, 2009, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). Download paper.

  • April 21, 2009: "The Culture of Non-Compliance with Norms in Latin America," by Professor Mauricio Villegas, National University of Colombia, Bogotá and Fellow, Institute for Legal Studies, UW Law School, part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Global Studies and co-sponsored by LACIS, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • April 21, 2009: Global Legal Issues Outreach Workshop on "International Agriculture and Food," sponsored by GLS and WAGE and co-sponsored by the International Practice Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2:45-5:30pm (reception from 5:30-6:00pm), Lubar Commons (7200 Law) CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending. Agenda and Speaker Biographies.

  • April 23, 2009: "International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage: A New Research Project at the University of Lucerne Faculty of Law" by Professor Christoph-Beat Graber, Professor of Law, University of Lucerne, sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies and the Global Legal Studies Center, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), and hosted by Professor Shubha Gosh.  Bring a lunch and join the discussion.

  • April 24, 2009: Workshop on Law, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship hosted by Professor Shubha Gosh, sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the Initiative for Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship (INSITE). Visit workshop webpage for details.

  • April 29, 2009: "'Intelligent Stupidity' and the Other in Australian Colonialism" by Professor Robert McQueen, University of Griffith, Australia, sponsored by ILS, GLS and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group and hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi, noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). Part of the Lecture Series Role of Law in Developing and Transitional Societies
May
  • May 1, 2009: “The Developmental State in the Information Economy: Liberalism, Social Reproduction and the Ireland-Silicon Valley Nexus” by Professor Sean O'Riain, Professor of Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Centre for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University, part of the speaker series on "Remaking the Developmental State" WAGE Research Collaborative sponsored by GLS and WAGE, 12:15pm in Room 8108 Social Sciences.

  • May 5, 2009: "US International Trade Policy under the Obama Administration: Living with the Legacy of the Bush Administration," by Professor Kevin Kennedy, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored by GLS and WAGE.l

  • May 5, 2009: Global Legal Issues Outreach Workshop on "Globalization and Labor: Outsourcing versus Immigration." Speakers: Professor Kevin Kennedy (Michigan State University), Grant Sovern (Quarles and Brady LLP & Adjunct Faculty, UW Law School), Daniel Morales (UW Law School) and Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti (Visiting NYU). Agenda and speaker biographies.  
    Sponsored by GLS and WAGE and co-sponsored by the International Practice Section, State Bar of Wisconsin and European Union Center of Excellence
    2:45-5:30pm (reception from 5:30-6:00pm), Lubar Commons (7200 Law)
    CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending. 


  • May 6, 2009: "In Search of a Gendered Approach to the European Immigration Policy," by Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti (Visiting NYU), sponsored by GLS, WAGE and European Union Center of Excellence and TARGET. Part of the Comparative EU Law Lecture Series. Noon, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • May 19, 2009: Workshop on Human Rights in honor of Alison Des Forges,  8:30am -5:00pm, Lubar Commons. The conference will honor Alison Des Forges, a major human rights figure and scholar of the African Great Lakes region, who died in the Buffalo plane crash in February. The gathering will bring together many leading scholars of the region, including several UW alums: Catharine Newbury, David Newbury, Tim Longman, and Michele Wagner. 

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