8th Georgia Law international colloquium brings world of perspectives to Athens

Delighted to announce who will discuss their works in progress with my students this semester. The lineup constitutes the 8th annual International Law Colloquium series at the University of Georgia School of Law – a  series that not only permits international and comparative law professors to welcome colleagues to Athens, but also, and more importantly, gives our students an opportunity to converse with leaders in various subfields of international law. Here’s the Spring 2013 series, which I have the honor of coordinating:

Julie Suk January 25
“Quotas and the Global Future of Equal Protection,” by Julie C. Suk, Harvard Law School / Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Discussants: Jaime L. Dodge and Lori A. Ringhand, University of Georgia School of Law
Ertharin Cousin February 5
Annual Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law symposium. Keynote: Georgia Law alumna Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme.
Speakers include: Kristen E. Boon, Seton Hall University School of Law; Lillian Aponte Miranda, Florida International University College of Law; Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho College of Law; Aparna Polavarapu, University of South Carolina School of Law; Gabriel Eckstein, Texas Wesleyan School of Law; José Cuesta, World Bank; Felix Mormann, Stanford Law School; and Lincoln Davies, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
William Schabas February 8
“The Drafting and Significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” by William A. Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University, London; former member, Sierra Leone Truth & Reconciliation Commission
Discussants: Diane Marie Amann, University of Georgia School of Law, and Andrea Everett, University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs
*Note: As part of his visit to Athens, Professor Schabas will deliver a public lecture on “Human Rights and Culture” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, in Room J of the law school’s Hirsch Hall. Cosponsored by the Dean Rusk Center for International Law & Policy and the Willson Center for Humanities.
Anthea Roberts February 15
“State-to-State Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Theory of Interdependent Rights and Shared Interpretive Authority,” Anthea Roberts, Columbia Law School / London School of Economics
Discussants: Harlan G. Cohen and Peter “Bo” Rutledge, University of Georgia School of Law
James Gathii February 22
“Strength in Intellectual Property Protection and Foreign Direct Investment Flows in Least Developed Countries,” by James Thuo Gathii, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Independent Expert, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment & Human Rights Violations in Africa
Discussants: Fazal Khan and Christian Turner, University of Georgia School of Law
Joost Pauwelyn March 1
“The End of Differential Treatment for Developing Countries? Lessons from the Trade and Climate Change Regimes,” by Joost Pauwelyn, Stanford Law School / Harvard Law School / Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies, Geneva
Discussants: Robert B. Ahdieh, Emory University School of Law, and Timothy L. Meyer, University of Georgia School of Law
Leila Sadat March 29
“Crimes Against Humanity in the Modern Age,” by Leila Nadya Sadat, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity
Discussants: Michael J. Perry, Emory University School of Law, and Logan E. Sawyer III, University of Georgia School of Law
Laurie Blank April 12
“Extending Positive Identification from People to Places: Terrorism, Armed Conflict, and the Identification of Military Objectives,” by Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law
Discussants: Kevin Cieply, John Marshall Law School-Atlanta, and J. Stephen Shi, University of Georgia School of Law
Jaya Ramji-Nogales April 19
“Long Live Sovereignty? The Human Rights of Undocumented Migrants,” by Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia
Discussants: Mehrsa Baradaran, University of Georgia School of Law, and Joshua Barkan, University of Georgia Department of Geography

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