For nearly 40 years, the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law has spearheaded an array of events designed to promote discussion and analysis of issues related to international, comparative, transnational, and foreign affairs law and policy.
Events scheduled during the 2020-2021 academic year are described below.
Thursday, October 8th, all day event
The 14th Annual Global Educational Forum is an instrument of diversity in research, teaching, and service across the University of Georgia campus and Athens community, with featured scholars coming within and outside the University sharing the state-of-the art scholarship to inform current human developments in local and global context. While past forums focused on women in science and medicine, Olympics and development, and human health, the 2020 forum centers on sport, development, and community in worldwide communities.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. J. Jarpa Duwani, Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Washington D.C. She is a qualified Barrister-at-Law before the Ghana Superior Courts of Judicature. She holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Georgia State University. Her primary areas of research include judicial politics, women in the legal professions, gender and the law, international human rights, women’s civil society organizing and democratization. The keynote address will be delivered from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm.
Click HERE for more information, on the College of Education website. This event is cosponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.
Wednesday, October 14th, 12:00-1:00 PM (EST)
Navigating the Post-Graduation Landscape: A Discussion with Dr. Jarpa Dawuni
J. Jarpa Dawuni is Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Washington D.C. She is a qualified Barrister-at-Law before the Ghana Superior Courts of Judicature. She holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Georgia State University. Her primary areas of research include judicial politics, women in the legal professions, gender and the law, international human rights, women’s civil society organizing and democratization. Her two recent books are International Courts and the African Woman Judge: Unveiled Narratives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Judge Akua Kuenyehia and Gender and the Judiciary in Africa: From Obscurity to Parity? (Routledge, 2016), co-edited with Gretchen Bauer. In 2018 she was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar to Ghana where she designed a Center for Research in African Union Law. In 2016, she was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship to undertake a project on graduate student mentoring and research at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana.
Click HERE to register for Zoom attendance information.
This event is co-sponsored by the International Law Society, the Institute for African American Studies, and the School of Public and International Affairs.
Dr. Dawuni will also be giving the keynote address at the Global Education Forum, on Thursday, October 8th. Please see above listed event for details.
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 PM (EST)
International Trade and the European Parliament
Mr. Jan Zahradil is the Vice Chair of the Committee on International Trade for the European Parliament.
Mr. Zahradil graduated from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague specialising in the field of water source management. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, he became the foreign and political affairs advisor to the Czech Prime Minister; he also worked as the European integration secretary to the cabinet. In 1998, Zahradil was elected a Member of the Czech Parliament. Upon his election into the European Parliament in 2004, Zahradil became the President of the Czech delegation to the EPP-ED group. As one of the founding members of the European Conservatives Group, he became the Vice-President of this new euro-realist group, which eventually went on to become the third largest group in the EP following the 2014 elections. In March of 2011 he was elected the ECR President, thus becoming the first Czech Member ever to have become leader of a European Parliament’s group. From 2009 until 2019, he served as the President of European Conservatives and Reformists Party, the youngest and fastest growing alliance of political parties going from the original seven parties in six countries to 24 full member parties. In his current fourth term (2019 – 2024), Zahradil is serving as the First Vice Chairman of the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament. A firm believer in free trade, Zahradil was a standing rapporteur of the EUVietnam Free Trade Agreement which entered into force in 2020 after more than eight years of negotiations.
This event is co-sponsored by the International Law Society, the Center for International Trade and Strategic Studies (CITS), and the Terry College of Business International Business Programs.
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Wednesday, October 28, 12:00-1:00 PM (EST)
International Opportunities Information Session
Sarah Quinn is the Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation at the Dean Rusk International Law Center. She will discuss the Center's Global Externship Overseas and Global Governance Summer School.
Click HERE to register for Zoom ID information.
Monday, November 9th
A Conversation with the US Embassy in South Korea
This event is part of the Dean Rusk Center's ongoing Consular Series, which presents students, staff, and faculty with global perspectives on international trade, cooperation, development, and policy.
More information is forthcoming.
Previous Events of the 2020-2021 School Year
Wednesday, August 19, 1:00 PM (EST)
International Law and the 2020 Presidential Election: What is at Stake | Session One: Cyber Threats and Election Interference
The American Society of International Law is pleased to announce a free online series examining what the 2020 Presidential Election will mean for the future of international law. The six hour-long sessions will feature discussions with current and former public officials, campaign representatives, and leading experts from academia, private practice, and non-governmental organizations.
This session will consider the legal and security implications of foreign interference in the U.S. elections, and will examine the 2020 U.S. presidential candidates' policies and perspectives.
Click HERE for more information and to register. Non-ASIL members will need to create a free account in order to register.
Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 PM (EST)
International Law and the 2020 Presidential Election: What is at Stake | Session Two: Engaging the Global Economy: International Law, Trade, & Investment
Click HERE for more information and to register. Non-ASIL members will need to create a free account in order to register. Previous recorded sessions are available at this link.
Friday, September 11 and 18, 1:00-5:00 PM (EST), hosted virtually
When private companies perform governmental functions and governments own companies, which acts should be attributed to the state? Which should be attributed to the corporation? And whose religious beliefs, speech rights, and moral standing can those entities claim?
This virtual conference is sponsored by The American Society of International Law International Legal Theory Interest Group and the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law.
Tuesday, September 15
2020 Study Away Fair
Sarah Quinn is the Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation at the Dean Rusk International Law Center. She will discuss the Center's Global Governance Summer School as part of the 2020 Study Away Fair. The schedule for this event includes:
1:30 - 2:00pm: General Information Session about the Global Governance Summer School (up to 50 attendees allowed)
2:00 - 4:30pm: 10 minute, 1-on-1 appointments available
4:30 - 5:00pm: General Information Session about the Global Governance Summer School (up to 50 attendees allowed)
To attend any of these information sessions, please register through Handshake.
Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 noon (EST), hosted virtually