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2017-2018 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 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Events scheduled during the 2017-2018 academic year are described below.

Fall 2017


September 29 Join the Dean Rusk International Law Center for afternoon tea. This social hour will be an opportunity for internationally-minded students, faculty, and staff to gather as a community. 

 


 

October 5 Join Faculty Services Librarian, T.J. Striepe, for a brown-bag information session that will prepare you to publish your writing. This session will cover the nuts and bolts of using ExpressO and Scholastica, and how to submit your writing to contests. Sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center. 

 
 

October 6  “Blood Antiquities: Cultural Heritage at Risk from Conflict, Looting and Illegal Transport,”  lunchtime presentation by Professor James K. Reap. A Georgia Law alumnus, his positions include: Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Historic Preservation Program, College of Environment + Design, University of Georgia; member, U.S. Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Secretary General, Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues, International Council of Monuments and Sites; and board member, U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield. Dean Rusk International Law Center presents.


October 10 “Guantánamo, Torture, and Terrorism.” Rick Kammen, a former Army lawyer who is lead defense counsel in U.S. v. al-Nashiri, a case before a U.S. Military Commission at Guantánamo, will speak at this lunchtime event.

 

 


October 19-21 International Law Weekend, annual conference of the International Law Students Association and the American Branch of International Law Association, in New York City. This year’s theme is “International Law in Changing Times.” Center cosponsors.


October 22-23 “International Business Disputes in an Era of Receding Globalism,” 6th annual conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS), in Atlanta. Center cosponsors.

 


October 26-28 American Society of International Law annual Midyear Meeting, in St. Louis. The Center is an academic partner of this century-old Washington, D.C.-based organization.

 


November 3 Join the Dean Rusk International Law for afternoon tea. This social hour will be an opportunity for internationally-minded students, faculty, and staff to gather as a community.

 


Spring 2018


March 24 Annual breakfast meeting of the Dean Rusk International Law Center Council.

 

 


April 4-7 American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. The Center is an academic partner of this century-old organization.

 


Past Events



August 24 The Legal Spanish Study Group, sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, will have an information session for interested students. The group is designed for those with some Spanish skills who wish to learn and improve their legal Spanish. Lunch will be provided.
 
 

September 11 From 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center will livestream a panel, hosted by the D.C.-based American Society of International Law, on "International Law and the Trump Administration: the Use of Force under International Law." Speakers include Jack Goldsmith, professor at Harvard Law School, former Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and former special counsel, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense, and Oona A. Hathaway, professor at Yale Law School, and former special counsel, Office of General Counsel for National Security Law, U.S. Department of Defense. Laura Dickinson, professor at George Washington University School of Law and former senior policy adviser, U.S. Department of State, will moderate. 

Following the livestream (from 12:30-1:00 p.m.), the Center's Director, Kathleen A. Doty, will host a Q&A session on this issues raised by the panel. 


September 18 “The Next Generation of International Trade Agreements," a conference featuring experts, including Georgia Law alums, from around the world. This daylong event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Center, a cosponsor along with the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, which will publish the proceedings.