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Events

For nearly 40 years, the Dean Rusk International Law Center 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. Recent efforts ranged from support of a lunchtime talk on foreign policy sponsored by our students’ Georgia Society for International & Comparative Law and led by former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, now Georgia Law’s Sanders Political Leadership Scholar, to a two-day experts’ conference on “Children and International Criminal Justice” keynoted by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, with proceedings published in our Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

Events during the 2016-17 academic year are as follows:

Scheduled

Fall 2016


 

October 5 “Should I Clerk?,” presentation by Judge Adalberto Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Center cosponsors.

 

 


 

October 6 Georgia Society for International & Comparative Law annual mixer for globablly minded students, faculty, and staff.  

 

 


October 9-11 Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) annual conference, "International Arbitration in a Not So 'Flat' World: Practical Considerations for Counsel and Their Clients," in Atlanta. Center cosponsors.

 


 

October 13 Reflections on Sentencing,” lecture by Judge Lisa Godbey Wood (JD 1990), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia; Center cosponsors. Part of the law school’s Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead) initiative.  Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

 

 

 

 


October 19, UGA Law Atlanta Campus. "National Sovereignty vs. International Human Rights,” lecture by Judge Navanethem Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rigts (2008-2014), former International Criminal Court Judge (ICC). Presented by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Center cosponsors. Part of the law school’s Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead) initiative. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association. Register here; email ruskintlaw@uga.edu for the UGA rate.

 


 

October 25 Sloane Perras (JD 2002), Chief Legal Officer, Krystal Company and On The Border presents on ethical challenges corporations face; Center cosponsors. Part of the law school’s Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead) initiative. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

 

 

 


October 27-29, New York City. International Law Weekend, annual conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association; Center cosponsors.

 


November 3-5 20th Annual South Eastern Model African Union, undergraduate student competition hosted at the University of Georgia by its African Studies Institute. Center cosponsors.

 

 

 


 

November 8 Center presentation to Georgia Law students on Summer Opportunities for Global Legal Practice, including Global Externships and summer study in Belgium and Europe. 

 


Spring 2017


January 5, San Francisco, "Women's Leadership in Legal Academia," Georgia Law event at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. Part of the law school’s Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead) initiative. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

 


January 20, Professor Duncan Hollis of Temple Law School will lecture as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 


January 27, Professor Benedict Kingsbury of New York University Law School will lecture as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

February 3, Professor Jonathan Todres of Georgia State University College of Law will lecture as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 


February 4, Georgia Women Run will feature a diverse group of Georgia elected officials discussing the challenges and rewards of running for office as a non-traditional candidate. Welcoming remarks will be presented by Georgia State Representative Stacey Godfrey Evans (JD 2003).

 


February 14, Roundtable on memory, war, and transitional justice with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the 2016 Pulitzer Prizewinning novel The Sympathizer and the nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.  

 

 

 

 


February 24, Professor Sergio Puig of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law will lecture as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 


March 2 Women Law Students Association presents the 35th Annual Edith House Lecture, featuring Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. Event is part of the law school’s Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead) initiative. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

 

 
 
 

 

March 3 IntLawGrrls 10th Birthday Conference. This research forum marking the first decade of IntLawGrrls, the pre-eminent international blog authored primarily by women, is part of the law school’s Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead) initiative. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

 


 

March 18 Annual breakfast meeting of the Dean Rusk International Law Center Council.

 

 


 

March 24, Professor Melissa J. Durkee of University of Washington School of Law will lecture as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 


March 27, Georgia Law Atlanta Campus. Second Annual Hendrix Lecture of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS), featuring Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva University Law School. Part of the law school’s Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead) initiative. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

 

 

 


April 7, Professor Saira Mohamed of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law will lecture as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 



Past


September 23 Humanity's Common Heritage: The 2016 ICRC Commentary on the First Geneva Convention, featuring a public plenary keynoted by Jean-Marie Henckaerts (LLM 1990), the Legal Adviser leading the Commentaries project at the International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Closed expert sessions will complete the day. Center cosponsors with the ICRC and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, which will publish the conference proceedings.

 


September 13 “The Whole World Is Watching: Foreign Policy and the U.S. Presidential Election” a lecture by former Ambassador Derek Shearer, the Stuart Chevalier Professor in Diplomacy & World Affairs and Director of the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland from 1994 to 1997. Cosponsoring Ambassador’s Shearer’s visit are the University of Georgia School of International & Public Affairs (SPIA) and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.


 

September 7 “The President wants it; the Candidates all oppose it: What is the TPP?” A brown-bag lunch featuring Professor Harlan Cohen. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Society for International and Comparative Law. 

 

 


August 19 The law school’s year-long Georgia Women in Law Lead (Georgia WILL) initiative was launched with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the statute admitting women to the practice of law in the State of Georgia. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.

   

 

2015-16 events