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Winter 2006 International Law Workshop Series

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.

Schedule for the Winter 2006 International Law Workshop

January 23
Susan Weld
Former General Counsel of the Congressional Executive Commission on China
"Law and Rights in China: The Work of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China"

January 30
Susan E. Rice
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Global Economy and Development Center, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
"The National Security Implications of Global Poverty"

February 6
Makau Mutua
Professor of Law, Director of the Human Rights Center, The State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law
"The Spread of the Liberal Constitution in Africa: The Illusion of Political Participation"

February 13
Vikramaditya S. Khanna
Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
"The Development of Corporate Governance Reform in India"

February 20
Georg Nolte
Professor of Law, Institute for International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Munich; Member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
"Just a Little Help for My Friend? - Europe's Assistance for America's War on Terror and International Law"

February 27 - NO ILW (Winter Recess)

Thursday, March 9
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. - 116 Hutchins Hall
Sir Francis Jacobs
Former Advocate General, The Court of Justice of the European Communities
"From the Sovereignty of Nations - Towards a European Constitition"

March 13
Oona A. Hathaway
Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
"Strong States, Strong World: Why International Law Succeeds and Fails and What We Should Do About It"

March 20
Justice Itsuo Sonobe
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan; Member, Advisory Panel on the Imperial Household Law
"The Queen of Japan - A Monarchy Reinvented and Reinforced"
Co-sponsored with The Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan

April 3
Ruti G. Teitel
Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School
"The Law and Politics of Contemporary Transitional Justice"