GLS Events - Fall 2010


  • September 3, 2010: “Reparations for Mass Human Rights Violations: A Gendered Approach” by Professor Ruth Rubio Marin, Professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, European Union Center for Excellence, FEMSEM, The Gender and International Policy Research Circle (TARGET) and the Human Rights Initiative. This is part of the Comparative EU Law Lecture Series, 12:00-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  All are welcome, no registration necessary.
  • September 15, 2010: "The Challenges of Creating Inclusive, Democratic City-regions in Post-Apartheid South Africa," lecture by David Everatt, Professor and Executive Director, Gauteng City-Region Observatory, Johannesburg, part of the WAGE speaker series on Remaking the Developmental State sponsored by WAGE and GLS and African Studies Program's Africa at Noon series, 206 Ingraham Hall, Noon-1pm, hosted by Professor Gay Seidman. Details 

  • September 23, 2010: Workshop on “Brazil: Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies,” 9:00 – 11:50 a.m., Thursday, September 23, 2010, Grainger Hall, Executive Dining Room, 975 University Avenue, Madison. $30.00 (includes breakfast).
    Overview: Brazil offers a domestic market of more than 190 million people; a stable democracy with a sound financial system; strength in a range of industries; and openness to trade. Yet challenges remain, including a U.S.-Brazil dispute on cotton that threatens to affect other U.S. exports to Brazil. This program features a senior Brazilian trade official and a U.S. legal Expert and will cover key aspects of the Brazilian market and legal environment. Speakers: Dr. Welber Barral, Foreign Trade Secretary, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Government of Brazil and Tim Sheehan, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP,
    Sponsored by CIBER, GLS, UW-Madison Division of International Studies, UW-Madison Brazil Initiative, Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Madison International Trade Association.  
  • September 23-24, 2010: Conference on "Emerging Issues in US-Brazil Relations," sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, UW-Madison and co-sponsored by the Research Collaborative on Remaking the Developmental State and GLS, details pending.


  • October 8, 2010: Lecture by Bertha Oliva on Alternative Truth Commission for Honduras, sponsored by GLS, HRI and LACIS, Ingraham Hall.
  • October 12, 2010: Information Session on Study Abroad, conducted by program directors, Professors Heinz Klug, Steven Barkan, Shubha Ghosh and Nina Camic, Noon-1:00pm, Lubar Commons.  Open to all interested law students.
  • October 14, 2010: South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference workshop, 2-6pm, followed by dinner for speakers and participants. Details
  • October 15, 2010: Ideas & Innovations lecture, "International Travel, National Security and the US Constitution," by Jeffrey Kahn, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law. Faculty workshop hosted by Assoc. Dean Kathryn Hendley and cosponsored by CREECA, ILS and the Global Legal Studies Center, at noon in Lubar Commons (7200 Law). Details
  • October 18, 2010: GLS planning meeting.  All GLS faculty affiliates are invited.  Noon-1:00pm, Lubar Commons
  • October 26, 2010: "Learning to Use Law in addressing Gender Inequalities in South Africa," by Professor Catherine Albertyn, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and GLS Visiting Scholar, in the series "Reconceptualizing the Role of Law in Human Rights," sponsored by GLS, African Studies Program and the Division of International Studies , Noon-1:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). Paper


  • November 3-4, 2010: Conference on Law and Development in Brazil in Global Context, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  UW Participants include Professors David Trubek, John Ohnesorge, Marc Galanter and Shubha Ghosh, sponsored by GLS, Tinker Foundation and ABDI, Brazil.  Other sponsors pending.
  • November 10, 2010: "The Importance of Actor Cleavages in Negotiating a European Constitution," by Professor Madeleine Hosli, Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, Leiden University, visiting professor University of Michigan. This is part of the Comparative EU Law Lecture Series, sponsored by EU Center and GLS, noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons.
  • November 11, 2010: Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Maria LawHood and legal worker Liz Bradley will speak on their work, noon-1:00pm, sponsored by the Wisconsin International Law Society and GLS, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).
  • November 23, 2010: "Sumak Kawsay ("Good Life") or Sustainable Development? Refounding the State and the Economy in the New Constitutionalism of Latin America," By Professor Boa Santos, hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, 12-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).


  • December 2, 2010: Lecture by Professor Philippe Cullet (title TBA), SOAS, University of London, in the series "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries" Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons, multiple sponsors, details pending.
  • December 3, 2010: Joint Workshop on Reconceptualizing the Role of Law in Human Rights and Sawyer Seminar on Vulnerability and Resilience: Rethinking Human Rights for the 21st Century on the theme “Human Rights and the Environment,” 8:30-2:30, North Hall, Department of Political Science, speakers: Professor Hari Osofsky (University of Minnesota), Professor Richard P. Hiskes (Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut), Professor Philippe Cullet (SOAS, University of London) and other speakers pending, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Human Rights Initiative and the Division of International Studies.  Previous Sawyer Seminars available at:

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