GLS Events

Spring 2008

  • January 31, 2008: "Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies and International Law" by Jose Luis Gomez del Prado, Chairperson, UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries, in the lecture series on Law, War and Human Security, comments by Professor Michael Likosky (Law School) and Kate McCoy (Sociology), hosted by Professors Heinz Klug (Law) and Helen Kinsella (Political Science), Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), with support from the Lectures Committee.  All are welcome, no registration required.

  • February 6, 2008: Follow-up Information Session on Study Abroad on application and selection process, conducted by Exchange Program Directors, Professors Heinz Klug, Steve Barkan and Nina Camic, Noon-1:00, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  •  February 20, 2008: "Towards a Constitutional Adjudication in the World Trade Organization," by Professor Sungjoon Cho, Assistant Professor, Chicago-Kent School of Law, sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Center and the Global Legal Studies Center Noon - 1:15, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). All are welcome, no registration necessary.
  • March 7, 2008: Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium, “When Medical Tourism Meets Health Law: US-EU Dialogue,” Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium, featuring the following speakers: Christopher Newdick, University of Reading, UK.; Mark Flear, Queen’s University Belfast; Johan van de Gronden, Radboud University, The Netherlands; Vassilis Hatzopolos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece; Harold Bressler, The Joint Commission, Chicago; Nathan Cortez SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas;  Scott Greer, University of Michigan School of Public Health; Eleanor Kinney Indiana University School of Law; Thomas McLean, University of Kansas; Frank Pasquale, Seton Hall Law School; Diane Romza-Kutz, Epstein, Becker & green PC, Chicago & Louise Trubek, UW Law School, 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center, UW-Madison 8:30 am-5:00 pm open to UW students and faculty and the legal community, CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys and other details pending, multiple sponsors.  Contact Rebecca Miller (remiller2@wisc.edu).

  • March 10, 2008: “Children’s Right to Privacy under International Law,” Dr Charika Marasinghe, founding director of Child Rights Law (CRL) International, consultant, children’s rights law and former Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, Global Legal Studies Center and the Human Rights Initiative at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Noon-1:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  Open to all, no registration required.
  • March 12, 2008: "If God were a Human Rights Activist: Human Rights and the Challenge of Political Theologies," by Professor Boa Santos, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, Noon - 1:15pm, March 12, 2008, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). All are welcome, no registration required.  This lecture has been rescheduled.  The new date will be announced soon.

  • March 12, 2008: "Panel Discussion on Careers in International Law" with Professors Heinz Klug, Richard Bilder, Michael Likosky, Jason Yackee and Assistant Dean Kevin Kelly, part of series on the coffee and donuts with faculty and sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, 12:15-1:15 pm, Lubar Commons.  All interested Law Students are invited.
  • March 24, 2008: “Gender and Truth Commissions: The Peruvian Case,” by Julissa Mantilla Falcon (Peruvian lawyer and international consultant on gender and transitional justice issues) in the series, Law, War and Human Security, hosted by Professors Heinz Klug (Law) and Helen Kinsella (Political Science), with comments by Professor Christina Ewig (Political Science/Women's Studies) and Professor Heinz Klug (Law), Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored by the TARGET Research Circle, the Global Legal Studies Center and the Human Rights Initiative (other sponsors pending).

  • March 25, 2008: "International Criminal Justice: The Return of the Show Trial" by Professor Nancy Combs, Associate Professor, William and Mary School of Law, in the lecture series Law, War and Human Security, hosted by Professors Heinz Klug (Law) and Helen Kinsella (Political Science) Noon - 1:15, Lubar Commons (7200 Law) sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Political Science Department and the Human Rights Initiative.

  • March 26, 2008: Outreach Workshop on “International Intellectual Property Law” for local attorneys, policy makers, and civil society groups, workshop series on The Impact of Globalization on National Law: Lessons for Wisconsin, sponsored by GLS and WAGE, March 26, 2008, 2:45-6:00 (reception from 5:30-6:00), Lubar Commons (7200 Law), speakers: Dr Geoffrey Hudson, Assistant Counsel & Technology Transfer Manager, Promega Corporation, Madison; Eugenia Carter, Attorney, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC., Madison and Professor Heinz Klug (UW Law School) with comments by Professor Anuj Desai (UW Law School).  CLE credit for Wisconsin attorneys pending.  Register by March 19, 2008 by emailing Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu@wisc.edu).

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  • April 3, 2008: “Genocide in Namibia: Negotiating the Past between Namibia and Germany," by Professor Reinhart Kössler, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of Münster and Researcher, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg, Germany, in the series Law, War and Human Security, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the Human Rights Initiative at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • April 11, 2008: "Is there a Right to Food?," by Professor Olivier De Schutter, Professor of Human Rights, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and Global Law Professor, New York University.  Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, April 11, 2008, Noon, 206 Ingraham  Hall.  Contact Alison Alter.
  • April 14, 2008: Screening of Pierre Sauvage's documentary "Weapons of the Spirit" 6:00 pm, Browsing Library, Memorial Union, multiple sponsors.

  • April 15, 2008: Roundtable on Genocide: Past and Present with Pierre Sauvage, Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker, Noon-1:30 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), UW Law School, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, other speakers tbc. Contact Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu@wisc.edu)  by April 10, 2008 if you would like to attend.  A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • April 15, 2008: "Did Americans Fight the Holocaust?," Mildred Fish Harnack Lecture by Pierre Sauvage, Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker, sponsored by the Division of International Studies and Global Legal Studies Center, UW Law School, multiple co-sponsors, free and open to the public, 4:00-5:00 pm, State Historical Society Auditorium, reception to follow. Contact Sumudu Atapattu.

  • April 16, 2008: "African Constitutionalism," lecture by Professor Martin Chanock, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law and Management at La Trobe University, Australia and GLS Distinguished Visiting Scholar, hosted by Professor Heinz Klug and sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the African Studies Program, Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  A light lunch will be served on a first come first served basis.  All are welcome, no registration required. This lecture has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 2008.

  • April 17, 2008: "Accountability in Counterinsurgency: Mission Impossible," lecture in the series Law, War and Human Security by Sarah Sewall, Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University, title tba, Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons, hosted by Professors Heinz Klug (Law) and Helen Kinsella (Political Science) and co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Department of Political Science and the Human Rights Initiative.

  • April 18, 2008: "Muslim Women and Divorce in India: Some Practical Implications of Legal Pluralism in the Sphere of Family Law, " by Professor Sylvia Vatuk, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Lecture in the series Role of Law in Developing and Transitional Societies, 2:00-3:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group.

  • April 21, 2008: “Global Climate Change: Lessons from Bali,” workshop featuring Professors Tracey Holloway (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies), Greg Nemet (La Follette Institute for Public Policy) and Stephanie Tai (Law School) hosted by Sumudu Atapattu, Associate Director, GLS, Noon – 1:15, Lubar Commons, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, WAGE & Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.  Open to all, no registration required.
  • April 23, 2008:   Outreach Workshop on “International Finance and Taxation” for local attorneys, policy makers, and civil society groups, workshop series on The Impact of Globalization on National Law: Lessons for Wisconsin, sponsored by GLS and WAGE, April 23, 2008, 2:45-6:00 (reception from 5:30-6:00), Lubar Commons (7200 Law), speakers: Professor Kimberley Brooks (McGill University), Professor Michael Likosky (UW Law), Professor Jason Yackee (UW Law) and Professor Allison Christians (UW Law). CLE credit for Wisconsin attorneys pending.  Register by April 16, 2008 by emailing Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu@wisc.edu)

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  • April 24, 2008: “Undertipping: Explaining Tax Treaty Negotiations,” by Professor Kimberley Brooks, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, hosted by Professor Allison Christians and sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Noon – 1:15, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).
  • April 30, 2008: "Criminalized Speech and the Democratic Dilemma in Post-Dictatorship Latin America," by Professor Leigh Payne, Political Science Department, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • May 2, 2008: Workshop on Legal Globalism featuring Professors Martin Chanock and Boa Santos, 9:45-11:45 am, a light breakfast will be served, in the lecture series, Role of Law in Developing and Transitional Societies, sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Institute.

  • May 6, 2008: "Impact of NAFTA on Socio-economic Development in Mexico," (title tbc) lecture by Dr Gustavo Vega, Director, Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, in the lecture series "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), UW Law School, co-sponsored by LACIS.  All are welcome, no registration required.

  • May 6, 2008: Outreach Workshop on “International Trade, NAFTA & the Environment” for local attorneys, policy makers, and civil society groups, workshop series on The Impact of Globalization on National Law: Lessons for Wisconsin, sponsored by GLS and WAGE, February 26, 2008, 2:45-6:00 (reception from 5:30-6:00), Lubar Commons (7200 Law), speakers: Dr Gustavo Vega, Director, Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; Attorney Erik Ibele, Neider & Boucher SC., Susan Dragotta, Outreach Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Professor Jason Yackee, Assistant Professor, UW Law School.  Approved for 3.0 hours of CLE credit for Wisconsin attorneys. Please email Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu@wisc.edu) to register.
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