Global Legal Studies Events

Fall 2018

  • September 11, 2018: 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (room 7200). Human Rights Program speaker Rebecca Crootof, Yale Law School. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Hosted by Professor BJ Ard. More details TBA. 
  • September 13, 2018: Human Rights Program Mildred Fish Harnack Lecture by Navi Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 4pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center. Reception to follow. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, International Division, and Global Legal Studies Center. For planning purposes please register at eventbrite. More details pending.
  • September 20, 2018: 4pm-5pm in Elvehjem Museum of Art. Mrinalini Sinha, University of Michigan, will present "The Woman Behind the Abolition of Indian Indentured Labor in the British Empire." Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Gender and Women, The Center for South Asia, the Harvey Goldberg Center, and the Global Legal Studies Center. 
    Abstract: Kunti, a dalit ("untouchable" caste) woman, became the poster child for the nation-wide movement in India against the abolition of the system of indentured labor in 1917. The system, managed by the colonial government in India, had supplied approximatley 1.3 milion workers from India to plantations overseas in the aftermath of the abolition of Atlantic slavery in the 1830s. This presentation explores how a woman at the very bottom of the caste hierachy in India became the face of an empire-wide change. It will argue that Kunti's role in the movement illustrates how a gendered politics underwrote the construction of the "people" (or the demos) as the subject of a new kind of politics in large colonial India.
  • September 27, 2018: 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (room 7200). Human Rights Program speaker William Burns, American University. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Hosted by Professor Sumudu Atapattu. More details TBA.
  • October 11, 2018: 12th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Workshop. Call for paper proposals has passed. More details TBA. 
  • October 16, 2018: 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (room 7200). Human Rights Program Speaker Loren Landau, Wits University. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Hosted by Professors Gay Seidman and Alexandra Huneeus. More details TBA. 
  • October 25, 2018: 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (room 7200). Marcella David, Florida State University College of Law. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Hosted by Professor Mark Sidel. More details TBA.
  • November 29, 2018: 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (room 7200). Pablo Rueda Saiz, UW-Madison visiting scholar. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. More details TBA.
Spring 2019
  • April 6, 2019: Annual Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium. More details TBA.  
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