GLS Events - Fall 2013


  • September 10, 2013: "How Judges Arrest and Acquit: Soviet Legacies in Post-Communist Criminal Justice" by Alexei Trochev, ILS/GLS visiting scholar, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons, sponsored by GLS, ILS and CREECA.

  • September 17, 2013: Human Rights Program launch reception, 3:30-5:30pm, University Club. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sumudu Atapattu.

  • September 26, 2013: "Bhopal: Almost 30 years on - Legal, Environmental, and Human Rights Aspects" by Lalita du Perron (Center for South Asia) and Sumudu Atapattu (Global Legal Studies Center), inaugural event of the Human Rights Program's Environment Cluster and part of the Center for South Asia Fall Lecture Series, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall. All are welcome.


  • October 3, 2013: "Stripping of the Trust: A Study in Legal Evolution by Professor Adam Sl Hofri-Winogradow, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Visiting Scholar, Georgetown Law Center, faculty workshop hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi, co-sponsored by ILS and GLS, noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons.
  • October 9, 2013: “Enforcing the Law by Breaching the Law? Responding to the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria," public forum, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), speaker: Professor Thilo Marauhn (Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany), with comments by Associate Dean Kevin Kelly (Law) and chaired by Professor Alexandra Huneeus (Law), sponsored by HRP's violence cluster.

Description: The use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict has been confirmed by the United Nations. Even before, there has been a debate about some U.S. military response even in the absence of a Security Council authorization. The presentation will take up the prohibition of the use of force, will look into the intricacies of the Syrian civil war, and discuss options to lawfully respond in light of a split international community.

  • October 10, 2013: "Everyday Law in Russia" by Professor Kathryn Hendley (Law/Political Science) 4:00 pm, Room 206 Ingraham Hall, sponsored by CREECA and co-sponsored by GLS and ILS.

  • October 14, 2013: "The Subversion of State-to-state Arbitration under Bilateral Investment Treaties" by Professor Jarrod Wong (University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law), hosted by Professor Jason Yackee and sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Center and GLS, noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), a light lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis.

  • October 14, 2013: "Planning, Law, and Property Rights: A U.S.-European Cross-National Contemplation" by Professor Richard K. Nortan, Urban and Regional Planning Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 4:00-6:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored by the European Union Center for Excellence, the Center for European Studies, the Global Legal Studies Center and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

  • October 17, 2013: 7th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference Workshop, 10am - 5:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law)

    10:00-12:00- Panel 1
    12:00 -12:45 - Lunch
    12:45-1:30 -“Gender Perspectives in Indian Law: How Superficial Egalitarianism Masks Latent Discrimination," Keynote address by Justice Roshan Dalvi, Bombay High Court Judge
    1:30-3:30 - Panel 2
    4:00-5:30 - Panel 3

    Call for panel proposals

    Final Program
  • October 24, 2013: "Rights on the Left? Social Movements, Law and Lawyers after 1968" by Professor Liora Isarel (Associate Professor of Sociology, L’École des hautes étudese en sciences sociales (EHESS), Deputy Director of the Centre Maurice Halbwachs and elected member of the Scientific Council of EHESS),  Noon-1:15pm, sponsored by GLS in its speaker series on "Comparative EU Law", co-sponsored by the EUCE, Center for European Studies, GLS, ILS and the Lectures Committee. A light lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis.

Description of the lecture: Professor Israel explores the role law and lawyers have played in social movements in France since the demonstrations of 1968. She argues that a politics of rights, developed by lawyers and activists, has played an important role in the mobilization of social movements and has contributed to policy successes. Challenging conventional accounts of the rise of rights-consciousness in French politics, she explains that practicing lawyers and movement activists have been more important than courts or EU Law.

  • October 25, 2013: "Memory’s Turn: Culture and Transitional Justice in Brazil" by Rebecca Atencio, October 25, 2013, 4:00pm, 260 Bascom Hall, Brazil Initiative Visiting Scholar and Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Tulane University, sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and co-sponsored by the HRP's violence cluster.

Description of the lecture: In May 2012, Brazil inaugurated a national truth commission to investigate cases of political torture, murder, and disappearance that occurred during the period of military dictatorship (1964-1985). The national truth commission and two ongoing federal reparations programs are the most visible examples of how Brazil has been making a turn to memory, yet state policy is far from the only way that a society attempts to reckon with an authoritarian past. Another is through cultural production. This talk proposes a theory about how cultural works interact with state policies related to human rights memory in Brazil and presents an argument for why analyses of such state policies need to take cultural production into account.

  • October 25-26, 2013: Law and Society Association's 50th-anniversary workshop and planning event, sponsored by UW Law School, ILS and GLS, details

  • October 25, 2013  "Envisioning a Global Field: Terms, Concepts, Frameworks, Institutions, Networks" part of the LSA 50th anniversary meeting, presentation by Greg Shaffer(University of Minnesota Law School) and Eve Darian-Smith (UC-Santa Barbara), with comments by: Alex Huneeus (Latin America), Mauricio Villegas (Europe and Latin America), Marc Galanter (India), and Mark Sidel (Asia), Noon, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis, sponsored by ILS and co-sponsored by GLS.


  • November 1, 2013: Health Cluster of the Human Rights Program, Dr. Peter Drobac, Partners in Health Rwanda, 12-1 Brown Bag, Location: 1010 Medical Science Center, Event Chair and Contact: Richard Keller

  • November 6, 2013: Information Session on Study Abroad, conducted by program directors - Professors Steve Barkan, Heinz Klug, Nina Camic, Alex Huneeus and Shubha Ghosh  - with Professor Cristian Venegas Puga of Universidad Diego Portale, Chile, as guest speaker, 12:30-1:15pm, Lubar Commons, open to all interested law students. 

  • November 7, 2013: "Crafting an International Legal Framework to Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict," by Zainub Bangura, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and former health minister in Sierra Leone, 12-1, location: Lubar Commons, chaired by Professor Helen Kinsella (Political Science, UW-Madison), a light lunch served on a first come, first served basis, multiple sponsors including the violence cluster of the Human Rights Program.


December 3, 2013: HRP, Land and Water Cluster, Roundtable on research, 1:30-3:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall. Each cluster member will present his/her research on water and or land as it relates to human rights (10 minutes each). The first three presentations (30 minutes) will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion about the relationships and intersections between them. The second round will have another three 10-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes of discussion. This will include graduate students as well.

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