Events 2023-24 

Fall 2023

September 21, 2023:

"A Fading Star? Challenges Facing the Constitutional Court of South Africa," 
Professor Nurina Ally, University of Cape Town, 12:00pm, Room 5223 Law, hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, co-sponsored by the African Studies Program

September 22-23, 2023:

GRAD Workshop

October 17, 2023:

Annual Soffa Lecture by Antonia Urrejola

October 18, 2023

South Asia Legal Studies Workshop
In-Person and Virtual

November 2, 2023:

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Indermit Gill

"The World Bank's Development Work - And Why it Matters"
Presented by Dr. Indermit Gill
Chief Economist, World Bank Group & Senior Vice President for Development Economics
4:30-5:30pm (doors open at 4:00pm), reception to follow.

To facilicate planning, please register online. We welcome walk-ins, too.

                            Meeting with graduate students, November 2nd, 10:30-11:30am, 1328 Sterling Hall, register online 
                            Meeting with undergraduate students, November 2nd, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at 3290 Grainger Hall (Career
                            Engagement Studio), register online  

Sponsored by:

          • Global Legal Studies Center
          • Wisconsin School of Business
          • La Follette School of Public Affairs
          • IRIS

November 7, 2023:

Panel discussion on the international legal and humanitarian aspects of the Conflict in Middle East,
4:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law)
Speakers: Helen Kinsella (University of Minnesota), Kevin Kelly (UW Law School), Marwa Shalaby (UW-Madison), Kate Finley (UW Law School) and moderated by Alexandra Huneeus (UW Law School), light refreshments will be served.

November 13, 2023:

"The African origins of South Africa's Constitution," by Andre Odendaal with comments by Professor Heinz Klug,  12:00pm in 5223 Law, lunch provided on a first come-first served basis, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and co-sponsored by the African Studies Program.

December 2, 2023:

Virtual Component of SALS Workshop

December 4, 2023:

Live from Dubai: WI Goes to COP28
Speakers: Jonathan Patz (Nelson Institute and GHI), Nova Tebbe (Nelson Institute), Sumudu Atapattu (UW Law) and moderated by Deneine Christa Powell (African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs) online event
Live from Dubai - Wisconsin Goes to COP28 |


Spring 2024

February 27, 2024:

"Catch up on COP28," 1:00-2:00pm, Landmark Room (3rd Floor), Union South, University of Wisconsin-Madison, featuring: Sumudu Atapattu (UW Law School), Lisa Rausch (SAGE, Nelson Institute), and Nova Tebbe (Nelson Institute), moderated by Associate Dean Steph Tai, sponsored by the Climate People and the Environment Program, Center for Climatic Res m, Center for Climatic Research, Wisconsin Academy and the WI Initiative on Law & Climate Change.

Livestream available and cookies and coffee will be served. 

March 6, 2024

"Flash Talks on Climate Change: Climate Change is not Just About the Environment" in the speaker series "International Organizations and You," 4:00-5:00pm (followed by a reception), Plenary Room (1310 Grainger Hall), WI School of Business, featuring:

Tana Johnson (climate change & trade), Greg Nemet (climate change & energy), Sumudu Atapattu (climate change & human rights), Nova Tebbe (climate change & health), sponsored by International Business Program, WI School of Business, Global Legal Studies Center, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Laurie Carlson Progressive Ideas Forum and the WI Initiative on Law & Climate Change (WILCC).

To facilitate planning, please register here. We welcome walk-ins too

March 21, 2024:

Webinar on Montana Right to a Healthy Environment Case, details pending  

April 8, 2024: 

Annual Mildred Fish Harnack Lecture 
"El Territorio como víctima y sujeto de derecho en la JEP" ("Territory as a Victim and Subject of Law in the JEP"), Presented by Judge Belkis  Izquierdo, Vice President and Magistrate, Special Jurisdiction for the Peace of Colombia (in Spanish with English translation), 4:00pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center. Registration details coming soon.

Bio: Belkis Florentina Izquierdo Torres – Aty Seikuinduwa. Indigenous woman from the Iku people of Colombia. Judge of the Chamber for the Recognition of Truth and Responsibility and Determination of Facts and Conduct and Vice President of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) in Colombia. Lawyer from the National University of Colombia, with a master's degree in public administration with emphasis in governance and public policies from the Higher School of Public Administration. She has worked as an auxiliary magistrate of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, advisor to the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, consultant to the United Nations Development Program and legal advisor to different public and private entities.

April 22, 2024: 

Book launch of Atapattu's book on "UN Human Rights Institutions and the Environment" and panel discussion, 4:00-5:30pm, followed by a reception, Lubar Commons (7200 law), UW Law School.
Speakers: Professors David Boyd (joining virtually), James MayMaya Prabhu (tbc) and moderated by Professor Alexandra Huneeus, part of the Earth Fest sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Office of Sustainability, Global Legal Studies Center, Wisconsin Initiative on Law & Climate Change, and Laurie Carlson Progressive Ideas Forum.


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