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2018-2019 events

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.

Descriptions of past events online include the 2017-20182016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Events scheduled during the 2018-2019 academic year are described below.

 



Fall 2018


 

Thursday, October 18 - Saturday, October 20, New York City
 
 
“Why International Law Matters” is the theme of the annual conference of the American Branch of International Law Association and the International Law Students Association.
 
Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 19, 3:00 p.m., New York City 

 
The panel will discuss findings and recommendations of the 2018 report of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict, an initiative chaired by Gordon Brown, former United Kingdom Prime Minister and current UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. The Inquiry reviewed the adequacy and effectiveness of the child-protection frameworks set out in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law, and also proposed reforms aimed at enhancing accountability and deterring future atrocities. The report has just been published in book form as Protecting Children in Armed Conflict (Hart 2018). Panelists include: Shaheed Fatima QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers; Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School; Mara Redlich Revkin, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Yale University, Lead Researcher on Iraq and Syria for the United Nations University Project on Children and Extreme Violence; Diane Marie Amann, Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, Special Advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Children in and affected by Armed Conflict. 
 
Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.

Wednesday, October 24, 12 noon, Room A-120 Hirsch Hall
 
 
Amanda Shaw 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.
 
Lunch will be served. 

Monday, October 29, 12 noon, Room A-120 Hirsch Hall

International Law Career Panel

The International Law Society, Georgia Law's student chapter of the worldwide International Law Students Association, presents an international law career panel. The event will feature members of the faculty, including Dean Rutledge and Professors Amann, Doty, and Durkee, who will share their career paths and give advice on pursuing a career in international law. 

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.

Tuesday, October 30, 12 noon, Room F-246 Hirsch Hall

Consul General Javier Díaz de León

Javier Díaz de León is Mexico's Consul General in Atlanta. A career diplomat, his prior postings have included San Diego, New York, Washington, and Raleigh.

Lunch will be served.

This event is second in the Dean Rusk International Law Center Consular Series, which presents perspectives on international trade, development, policy, and cooperation. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.


Tuesday, November 6, 12 noon, Room F-246 Hirsch Hall

Laura Olson, "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70"

Laura Olson is the Director of the Human Rights Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Olson previously held high-ranking positions as a Legal Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross and in the U.S. Departments of State and of Homeland Security.

Lunch will be served.

Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.


Thursday, November 8 - Saturday, November 10, Los Angeles

American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting 

The American Society of International Law hosts a Midyear Meeting annually. It features a research forum for international law scholarship and programming for practitioners.
 
The Dean Rusk International Law Center is an academic partner of this century-old Washington, D.C.-based organization.

Monday, November 12 - Tuesday, November 13, Atlanta

Atlanta International Arbitration Society Annual Conference

"Skills and Cultures: The Road Ahead for International Arbitration" is the theme of the 7th annual conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society in Atlanta.

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM).


 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 14, 12 Noon, Room E-252 Hirsch Hall

International Arbitration and Mediation Roundtable

This roundtable will explore contemporary issues in international arbitration and mediation, as well as career paths and opportunities for interested students. Panelists include: Dr. Christof Siefarth, Partner at the Colonge, Germany-based law firm GÖRG; Dr. Klaus Peter Berger, Professor of Law at the University of Cologne; and Dr. Beate Berger, Cologne-based attorney and mediator.

Brown-bag lunch; light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsorded by the International Law Society.


Thursday, November 15, 4-5 PM, Room E-252 Hirsch Hall

Dr. Hanspeter Tschaeni, Coffee and Conversation: International Trade and Economic Law

Dr. Hanspeter Tschaeni is the Chief Trade Adviser for Trade Advisers, a consulting firm engaged in activities relating to the British exit from the European Union. He also serves on several World Trade Organization dispute settlement panels. Dr. Tschaeni previously served for more than thirty years in the Swiss Federal Administration, where he was Head of Section on International Economic Law and Deputy Head of Division on Foreign Economic Services, with the rank of Ambassador.

Light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.



Spring 2019


Friday, March 8, Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

The International Criminal Court: A Community of Nations

This day-long conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and diplomats for a dialogue on international criminal justice.

Co-sponsored by the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.


Wednesday, March 27 - Saturday, March 30, Washington, D.C.
"International Law as an Instrument" is the theme of the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law.
The Dean Rusk International Law Center is an academic partner of this century-old Washington, D.C.-based organization.
 

Saturday, March 30, 8:45 a.m., Carl B. Sanders Boardroom, Dean Rusk Hall
 
 
Dean Rusk International Law Center Council annual breakfast meeting.

 



Past Events


Thursday, August 30, 4:30 p.m., Eversheds Sutherland Courtyard, Hirsch Hall
 
 
The Annual Mixer of the International Law Society, Georgia Law's student chapter of the worldwide International Law Students Association.
 
Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.

Thursday, September 13, 3:00 p.m., Larry Walker Room, 4th Floor, Dean Rusk Hall

Professor James E. Baker, "National Security Decision-Making

Professor James E. Baker is the Director of the Syracuse University Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism. Baker previously served as the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Reception to follow.

Presented by the law school's Dean Rusk International Law Center and the university's School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA). Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.


Tuesday, September 18, 12 noon, Room F-246 Hirsch Hall

Consul General William De Baets, "Belgium: an old Transatlantic Friend at the Heart of Europe"

William De Baets is Belgium's Consul General in Atlanta. A career diplomat, his prior postings have included the Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Brussels, and Washington.

Lunch will be served.

This event is first in the Dean Rusk International Law Center Consular Series, which presents perspectives on international trade, development, policy, and cooperation. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.


Tuesday, October 2, 12 noon, Room B-122 Hirsch Hall

David Tolbert, "Quo Vadis? Where does the Human Rights movement go from here?

David Tolbert is a Visiting Scholar at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. Mr. Tolbert is the immediate past president of the International Center for Transitional Justice, a New York-based nongovernmental organization, and has held multiple positions at international criminal tribunals. 

Lunch will be served.

Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.

 

Monday, October 29, 12 noon, Room A-120 Hirsch Hall

International Law Career Panel

The International Law Society, Georgia Law's student chapter of the worldwide International Law Students Association, presents an international law career panel. The event will feature members of the faculty, including Dean Rutledge and Professors Amann, Doty, and Durkee, who will share their career paths and give advice on pursuing a career in international law. 

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.

Wednesday, October 10, 12 noon, Cheeley Room-328 Hirsch Hall

Professor Jennifer Chacón, Faculty Colloquium Presentation

Professor Jennifer Chacón is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Previously, she was a Chancellor's Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Administration at UC Irvine School of Law. Her research focuses on immigration law, constitutional law, and criminal law and procedure.

This presentation is open to faculty as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series. Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


Thursday, October 11, 12 noon, Room A-120 Hirsch Hall

Professor Ronald Rychlak, "The International Criminal Court: An Obstacle to Peace?"

Professor Ronald Rychlak is the Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government and Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Professor Rychlak is also an advisor to the Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations and a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. 

Lunch will be served.

This event is presented by the Federalist Society at the University of Georgia School of Law. Center co-sponsors.