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September 24, 2013

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Peaceful Assembly, from Occupy to Taksim Square

Event Notice

September 25, 2013

“Peaceful Assembly: From Occupy to Taksim Square”

5:00 p.m.

WCC 2009

Harvard Law School

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Even in the age of electronic communication, the physical presence of demonstrators is an important vehicle for political protest, as recent events around the world confirm. What ground rules should govern the political use of public space? This panel will discuss both First Amendment and international human rights approaches to peaceful assemblies, in general and in relation to the Occupy movement.

Panelists include: Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Deborah Popowski, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; and moderator Gerald L. Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School.

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September 12, 2013

Talk Sept. 13: Noah Feldman on Syria

Event Notice

“Should the U.S. Break International Law to Enforce a ‘Red Line’ on Syria”

September 13, 2013

12- 1 p.m.

Langdell North

Please join us for a talk by HLS Professor Noah Feldman on the ongoing and recent events in Syria, and whether the United States should break international law to enforce a ‘red line.’

Lunch provided.

This event is being sponsored by HLS Democrats, Harvard National Security & Law Association, HLS American Constitution Society, and the Human Rights Program.


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February 27, 2012

This Week: A Talk by Amnesty International’s Secretary General; a Discussion on Clinical Law Teaching

Posted by Cara Solomon

This week is packed with substantive events. For full descriptions, see our our events page. Meantime, here’s the lineup:

Tuesday“Responsibility to Protect: The Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in our Time?” with Jared Genser, Founder of Freedom Now.

Wednesday“Clinical Law Teaching” with Tyler Giannini, Clinical Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Ron Sullivan, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute.

Thursday:  “Ending Double Standards: Human Rights in the World Today” with Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Also Thursday:  “Can Israel be Both Jewish and Democratic” with HLS  Professors Duncan Kennedy and Noah Feldman.

Friday“Under a Headscarf, a Turkish Lawyer Fighting to Wear it” with Turkish lawyer Fatma Benli.

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October 17, 2011

This Wednesday: Catharine A. MacKinnon on Gender as a New Paradigm in Creating International Law

Posted by Kristi Jobson, JD '12

 Last year in my First Amendment class, Noah Feldman said there were two people who were the most influential law professors of the twentieth-century.  The guessing game went around the classroom about the second (Professor Feldman says it’s Richard Posner), but multiple hands went in the air almost immediately to guess the first: Catharine MacKinnon.

Poster for event displays an image of Catherine MacKinnon alongside text describing the event and where and when it'll take place.

To say that she’s a legend is to sound like a gushing fan.  But even those who disagree with her views recognize that without Catharine MacKinnon, sex equality law just wouldn’t be where it is today.  Professor MacKinnon virtually created the legal framework to recognize behavior previously considered normal workplace antics as sexual harassment.  She has forever changed how we think about pornography.  And from Bosnia to India, she has devoted her energy to human rights work over the past decades.

As a student in her Sex Equality class this semester, I am continually struck by Professor MacKinnon’s passion for the subject and dedication to effecting equality through her scholarship and advocacy.  Since she will not be at Harvard next fall, I strongly encourage everyone to come hear her speak this Wednesday, from 12:00-1:15 in Pound 204.

If you can’t make the event, please check out the Journal of Law & Gender‘s live blog throughout at our website:  We will also post student reflections after.

Kristi Jobson, JD ’12,  is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.

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