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2019-2020 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 2018-2019, 2017-20182016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Events scheduled during the 2019-2020 academic year are described below.



Fall Semester 2019


Wednesday, September 25, 12 noon, Cheeley Room-328 Hirsch Hall

Dr. Jacob Eisler, Faculty Colloquium Presentation

Dr. Jacob Eisler is an Associate Professor of Public Law at University of Southampton Law School in the United Kingdom. Previously, he served as College Lecturer and Yates Glazebrook Fellow in Law at Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, as a transactional corporate lawyer in private practice in England, and as a law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. His research examines popular autonomy in democratic societies.

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


Thursday, September 26, 12 noon, Room A-120 Hirsch Hall

Steven Hill, “NATO @ 70: The Rule of Law Alliance

Steven Hill is the Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Prior to joining NATO, he was Counselor for Legal Affairs at the United States Mission to the United Nations, he led the legal unit at the International Civilian Office of the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo, and he worked at the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State.

Lunch will be served. Part of the University Signature Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society and the Military Law Society. 


Tuesday, October 1, 5:00 p.m., Chapel

Irina Bokova, "Preserving Global Cultural Heritage in Times of War and Conflict"

Irina Bokova served as the Director General of UNESCO for two full terms, from 2009-2017, and was the first woman to serve in this role. She has successfully advanced a strong United Nations agenda for the better preservation of humanity’s cultural heritage. In particular, she and UNESCO have been successful in criminalizing the illegal trade in cultural artifacts and in persecuting those who willfully destroy parts of cultural history.

Part of the College of Environment and Design 50th anniversary celebration, the event is also part of the Signature Lecture Series, an HGOR Endowed Lecture, and presented with support from the School of Law, the School of Public and International Affairs and the Willson Center for Humanities and Art. The Dean Rusk International Law Center co-sponsors.


Thursday, October 10, 4:00 p.m., Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 214

Gary Murphy, "The Two Irelands, Britain and Brexit"

Gary Murphy is a Professor of Law and Government at Dublin City University. He is a former editor of Irish Political Studies and served president of the Political Studies Association of Ireland. He has published extensively on the politics of modern Ireland.

This event is presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The Dean Rusk International Law Center co-sponsors.


Thursday, October 10 - Saturday, October 12, New York City

International Law Weekend

“The Resilience of International Law” 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.


Tuesday, October 22, 12 noon, Room C-256 Hirsch Hall

International Opportunities Information Session

Kathleen A. Doty is the Director of 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 28, Dean Rusk Hall

The Future of Space Governance

This day-long conference will bring together academics and practioners for a dialgoue on space law. It is the annual conference of the Dean Rusk International Law Center & the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.

 


Tuesday, November 5, 12 noon, Room C-256 Hirsch Hall

Consul General Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni

Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni is India’s Consul General in Atlanta. A career diplomat, her prior postings have included India, Mauritius, Oman, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Lunch will be served.

This event part of 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.


Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9, Brooklyn, New York

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.



Spring Semester 2020


Coming soon.



Past Events


Sunday, September 8 - Tuesday, September 10, Atlanta

8th Annual Atlanta International Arbitration Society Annual Conference

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


Monday, September 9, 11:45 a.m., Room E-252 Hirsch Hall

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Information Session

Walt Sansot is a Senior Nonproliferation Specialist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Assistant Professor & Nonresident Fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security at the School of Public and International Affairs. He will give a presentation on the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program. The fellowship is a one-year, funded, post-graduate fellowship opportunity for students interested in national security law. 


Thursday, September 12, 4:30 p.m., Eversheds Sutherland Courtyard, Hirsch Hall

International Law Society Annual Mixer

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.


Sunday, September 8 - Tuesday, September 10, Atlanta

8th Annual Atlanta International Arbitration Society Annual Conference

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


Monday, September 9, 11:45 a.m., Room E-252 Hirsch Hall

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Information Session

Walt Sansot is a Senior Nonproliferation Specialist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Assistant Professor & Nonresident Fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security at the School of Public and International Affairs. He will give a presentation on the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program. The fellowship is a one-year, funded, post-graduate fellowship opportunity for students interested in national security law. 


Thursday, September 12, 4:30 p.m., Eversheds Sutherland Courtyard, Hirsch Hall

International Law Society Annual Mixer

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.