Speaker Series

Spring 2009

Global Corporate Restructuring
Scott Ellingson and Irina Shestakova,  Baker & McKenzie, LLP.
January 28 | 12:30pm-2:00pm Boalt Hall, Room 100 

Lecture:  International Law Challenges Facing Obama
Professor Oona Hathaway, Berkeley Law
February 19 | 12:30pm-2:00pm
Dean's Seminar Room, Boalt Hall

How International Law Works: A Rational Choice Theory
Professor Andrew Guzman
March 9 | 12:30pm-2:00pm
Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room   co-sponsored with BJIL

Rule of Law and the Judiciary
Judge Clifford Wallace, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
March 11 | 12:15pm-2:00pm
Boalt Hall, Room 105

Rule of Law in Russia: A Successful Reform?
Chief Justice Ivanov
Supreme Arbitrazh Court, Russian Federation
March 31| 4:00pm-5:30pm
Boalt Hall,  Room   170

Changing Nature of State-Minority Relations in the EU Accession Process
Professor Dilek Kirban
April 15 | 12:30pm-2:00pm
Boalt Hall, Dean's Seminar Room

Miller Distinguished Lecture: Global Health and Human Rights
Mary Robinson, UN High Commissoner for Human Rights
April 29 | 4:00-6:00pm
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium


Fall 2008 Speaker Series

Expanding your Micro-enterprise in an Active Theater of War
Sarah Chayes, Journalist & Author Monday
Co-Sponsored by: UC Berkeley, School of Law  & Blum Center for Developing Economies Chayes will discuss the challenges of running a sustainable business in the active theater of war that southern Afghanistan has now become. She will chart the incredible voyage of discovery that she and her 13 Afghan cooperative members are embarked upon -- which has opened their eyes to more botany, chemistry, aesthetics and politics than any of them could ever have dreamed. She will also provide her unvarnished perspective on the situation in Afghanistan today, what went wrong, and what actions hold the most promise for positive progress in the future.  

Promoting Enduring Change in the Developing World

Richard Beahrs, Member of the UN Hunger Task Force
Wednesday, November 5

Approaching Seven Billion
Joseph Chamie, Director, Center for Migration Studies
Tuesday, November 18 | 223 Moses Hall
Mr. Chamie served the UN in the field of population and development both overseas and in New York for more than 25 years. Among other major duties, he was the deputy secretary-general for the 1994 UN International Conference for Population and Development.
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies

Fall 2008 Workshops on International Law and International Relations

Representation and Power in International Organization: The Operational Constitution and Its Critics
Jacob Katz Cogan, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Thursday, October 16, 3:20 to 5:10 pm | Room 12, Boalt Hall

Public Opinion and Foreign Affairs
Jennifer Martinez, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Thursday, October 23, 3:20 to 5:10 pm | Room 12, Boalt Hall

Currency Manipulation and World Trade
Alan Sykes, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Thursday, October 30, 3:20 to 5:10 pm | Room 12, Boalt Hall

International Human Rights: Law, Politics and Accountability
Beth Simmons, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Thursday, November 6, 3:20 to 5:10 pm | Room 12, Boalt Hall

Coalitions, Autonomy and the State
Tino Cuellar Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Thursday, November 13, 3:20 to 5:10 pm  | Room 12, Boalt Hall

The Design of International Agreements
Ian Hurd, Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
Thursday, November 20, 3:20 to 5:10 pm | Room 12, Boalt Hall

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