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February 23, 2015

TODAY: “Mediation, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Challenges Facing the UN’s Mediation Support Unit”

February, 23, 2015

“Mediation, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: The Challenges facing the UN’s Mediation Support Unit”

A brown bag discussion with Mark Muller Stuart, Q.C.

WCC 4059
12:00 – 1:00  pm

Light lunch will be served

Mark Muller Stuart QC currently works with the UN Department of Political Affairs Mediation Support Unit. He is a senior advocate associated with Doughty Street Chambers in London and the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, where he specializes in public international law, criminal, terrorism and human rights related litigation. Muller regularly advises numerous international bodies on humanitarian and conflict resolution related issues.

Co-sponsors: Harvard Law and Development Society and the Harvard National Security Law Association

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February 13, 2015

TODAY, Feb. 13: “Colombia’s Peace Process: Decision Time”

 

February 13, 2015

“Colombia’s Peace Process: Decision Time”

12:00 p.m.
WCC 3018

 

Please join us for a talk by Christian Voelkel, a Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group, a non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Christian has been based in Bogotá with the Crisis Group since 2011 and focused on Colombia and the Andean region since 2004. He will offer insights into ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC, the country’s largest guerrilla group, focusing specifically on the challenges of finding a sustainable transitional justice model and managing FARC’s transition to civilian life.

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February 12, 2015

Today, Feb. 12: “Law School Matters: Reassessing Legal Education Post-Ferguson” and other events

Today is packed with powerful events, starting at noon with Harvard Students for Inclusion’s two-day symposium, “Law School Matters: Reassessing Legal Education Post-Ferguson,” with a retrospective of race and social movements at HLS. In the early evening, starting at 5:15 p.m., there will be a teach-in on contextualization in legal education.

Finally, at 7:30 p.m., join the Muslim Law Students Association for dinner and a panel discussion on “The Role of Lawyers in Enabling and Justifying Torture,” featuring clinical instructor Deborah Popowski, professor of practice Alex Whiting and Center for Constitutional Rights’ Wells Dixon.

ENJOY.

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February 11, 2015

Tomorrow: The Role of Lawyers in Enabling and Justifying Torture

February 12, 2014

“The Role of Lawyers in Enabling and Justifying Torture”

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
WCC 1010

Dinner will be served

Please join Alex Whiting, Deborah Popowski, and Wells Dixon as they discuss the role of lawyers in authorizing the post-9/11 US torture program. The panelists will speak about their experiences litigating torture cases, explore ways in which individuals implicated in torture can be held accountable, and discuss possible institutional reforms in legal pedagogy and curriculum at HLS aimed at producing more morally-conscious and ethical leaders.

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February 4, 2015

Tomorrow, Feb. 5: “A Right to Health?”

February 5, 2015

“The Right to Health?”

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

WCC 3019


There have been recent calls to establish a framework convention on health grounded in the human right to health. But is there really a human right to health? If there is, what does it entitle us to, and how do we decide? John Tasioulas, Professor and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy, and Law in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, will offer new answers to these questions, and will further argue that global health policy has to be responsive to all human rights, not just the right to health, and that we must address more than human rights in order to create effective global health policy. Professor Tasioulas is the 2014-2015 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, BioTechnology and BioEthics, will respond.

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