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Schedule for the Winter 2007 International Law Workshop

The International Law Workshop introduces today's most debated issues in international and comparative law. The Workshop is intended for non-specialists; students are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers will talk for 25 minutes, followed by discussion and questions.

The Workshop is coordinated by Professors Daniel Halberstam, Rob Howse, Michael Barr, Steve Ratner and Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan. The Workshop meets on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Hutchins Hall, Room 116, unless otherwise noted.

To add your name to the e-mail list to be notified of upcoming Workshops, please contact Stephanie Wiederhold by e-mail at or by phone at 734.764.0535.

January 29
Patricia Viseur Sellers
Legal Advisor for Gender Related Crimes, UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Office of the Prosecutor
"Lack of Consent and Sexual Assaults Under International Criminal Law" (Flash webcast)

February 5
Juan R.I. Cole
Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History, History Department, University of Michigan
"Human Rights and Islamic Law in the Iraqi and Afghan Constitutions"

February 9 and 10
Intelligence Gathering and International Law
Symposium hosted by the Michigan Journal for International Law

February 19
Helene Ruiz Fabri
Professor of Public Law, Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne; Director of the Joint Research Unit in Comparative Law of Paris Universities; Member of the National Committee for Evaluation of Public Scientific, Cultural and Professional Institutions
"Negotiating Culture in the Era of Globalization: An Insider View of the UNESCO Convention"

February 26
No ILW - Winter Recess

March 5
Brad Smith
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft
"The Role of Global Companies in the Development and Implementation of International Law"

March 19
Professor (Dr.) N.R. Madhava Menon
Founding Director of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Founding Director of the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal
"Equality and Affirmative Action: The Indian Experience"

March 26
Francis M. Deng
Former Sudanese Ambassador to the US; Currently Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and Director of the SAIS Center for Displacement Studies
"Divided Nations: The Paradox of State Protection for the Internally Displaced" (Flash  webcast)

April 12 (Please note this Workshop is on Thursday.)
12:20 - 1:20 p.m., 138 Hutchins Hall - Pizza lunch provided.
Luis Miguel Poiares Pessoa Maduro
Advocate General of the European Court of Justice
"Passion and Reason in European Integration" (Flash webcast)