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Center for Law and Global Affairs to host several speakers this spring


March 09, 2012

The Center for Law and Global Affairs has hosted several speakers this semester, with several more on the schedule for this spring.

“The Center for Law and Global Affairs’ conferences, annual colloquium and public lectures bring together different audiences – scholars from around the country, international lawyers, policy experts, practitioners, law students, graduate students and members of the community – to discuss and debate a broad range of issues related to law, policy, social science and global affairs,” said Daniel Rothenberg, executive director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs.

David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law, will deliver a speech titled, “All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals,” in the Great Hall on April 4.

Professor George Thomas, from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ School of Politics and Global Studies, will give a speech titled, “Contentions over Religious Rights in World Society,” in Room 266 of Armstrong Hall on April 6.

LGA also hosted the following lectures this semester:

• A lecture by ASU Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics and Sustainability Dan Bodansky: “Whither the U.N. Climate Change Regime?: The Durban Conference and Beyond”

• A lecture by Century Foundation Fellow Michael Wahid Hanna: “A Test for Egypt: Revolution, Law and Democracy in Uncertain Times”

• A lecture by Professor Carolyn Warner, Faculty Head of the ASU School of Politics and Global Studies: “Religious Infusion and Intergroup Conflict: Results from the Global Group Relations Project”

• A lecture by Professor Charles M. Katz, Watts Family Director at the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety: “Documenting and Addressing International Human Trafficking”

• A lecture by John Coyle, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law: “The Decline of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation”

• A lecture by Tim Meyer, Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law: “Codifying Custom”

“The diverse Center events express a commitment to strengthening relations across scholarly disciplines, among distinct interest groups and between the university and the community, highlighting the exciting intellectual life at the College of Law,” Rothenberg said.