Chutes and Ladders: Nonrefoulement and the Sisyphean Challenge of Seeking Asylum in Hungary
Feb
19
12:10 PM12:10

Chutes and Ladders: Nonrefoulement and the Sisyphean Challenge of Seeking Asylum in Hungary

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 103 (map)
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Hungarian asylum law has devolved since the height of the 2015 refugee crisis, and Hungary’s government has violated its obligation not to refoule refugees, which goes against international human rights law. These recent developments in Hungary’s asylum law and policy demonstrate an extraordinary undermining of the refugee rights regime and serve as a case study of how a state can pervert its national laws to shirk its international and regional treaty obligations.

Professor Ashley Binetti Armstrong, the Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow at the Georgetown Human Rights Institute, will evaluate Hungary’s nonrefoulement duty in the context of international and European law, and will more closely focus on Hungary’s noncompliance with those nonrefoulement obligations in designating Serbia as a safe third country. Professor Binetti ultimately will demonstrate that the international community cannot ignore Hungary’s egregious conduct. If there is to be any hope for coordinated efforts to manage refugee crises and uphold the rights of asylum seekers enshrined in the 1951 Refugee Convention and human rights treaties, the international community must study how countries evade the global norm of responsibility sharing and devise solutions to hold rogue states accountable.

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The Use of Force in the 21st Century: Law and Legitimacy
Nov
15
12:10 PM12:10

The Use of Force in the 21st Century: Law and Legitimacy

  • Columbia Law School, William and June Warren Hall 107 (map)
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Join CSIL for a talk with Patrick Luna, the Second Secretary and Legal Advisor of the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, and Alex Moorehead, the Director of the Program on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute.

Since 9/11, a small group of states, led by the U.S., have sought to justify their expanded military and counterterrorism operations through stretched interpretations of international law. The prohibition on the use of force in the UN Charter, widely regarded as one of the cornerstones of the post-WWII international order, appears to be under attack. But do all states agree, and who gets to make the law anyway?

This talk will explore recent developments in the law on the use of force and why that matters.

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The United States' Retreat from the Human Rights System
Nov
14
12:10 PM12:10

The United States' Retreat from the Human Rights System

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 104 (map)
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Join CSIL for a lunch with Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Keith Harper, the former U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council.

In June 2018, the United States announced its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, the primary UN state body established for the protection of human rights. The action accompanied threats or actions to distance the United States from various regional and international human rights institutions. This conversation will consider the United States’ retreat from human rights mechanisms and the implications for the global protection of human rights.

Moderated by Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Columbia Law School and Vice Chair, United Nations Human Rights Committee.

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Saving the World Trade Organization: How Realistic are the EU's Proposals?
Nov
12
12:10 PM12:10

Saving the World Trade Organization: How Realistic are the EU's Proposals?

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 107 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In light of the recent disruptions caused by the U.S. within the multilateral trading system, the European Union (EU) has taken up the task of leading reform talks with the view of saving the WTO. The proposals made public by the European Commission at the end of September 2018 focus on three areas: (1) creation of new substantive rules; (2) making regular committee work more efficient and improving transparency of trade policies; and (3) reforming dispute settlement.

Join CSIL and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) for a talk with Professor Jan Wouters, the founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. Dr Wouters will consider:

  • Are the proposals balanced and effective?

  • Do they stand any chance or will securing consensus at the WTO be a very long shot?

  • Will the newly proposed substantive rules (i.e. on subsidies, state-owned enterprises, forced technology transfers, digital trade, different approach to special and differential treatment for developing countries) be acceptable to China, which is clearly targeted by them?

  • Will the proposals on transparency and committee work (i.e. improving subsidy notifications by creating a rebuttable presumption of serious prejudice in case of non-notification) appeal to the wider WTO membership?

  • And, last but not least, will the proposed changes to dispute settlement fly with the U.S., as they may go in a different direction compared to the latter’s views?

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Trading in Turbulent Times
Nov
2
3:30 PM15:30

Trading in Turbulent Times

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 104 (map)
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Join CSIL and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) for a conversation with two CLS alumnae:

  • Kelly Ann Shaw ‘09
    Trade Counsel, US House Committee on Ways and Means
    Special Assistant to the President for International Trade, Investment and Development

  • Elissa Alben ‘02
    International Trade Counsel, US Senate Committee on Finance

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NAFTA to USMCA: A Panel Discussion
Nov
1
12:10 PM12:10

NAFTA to USMCA: A Panel Discussion

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 107 (map)
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Join CSIL for lunch this Thursday, November 1 at 12:10 pm for a panel discussion about the USMCA (United States - Mexico - Canada - Agreement) and what it means for North America and the world. Speakers include Professor Petros Mavroidis of Columbia Law School, Professor Lisa Sachs of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Development, and Dr. Mislav Mataija of the European Commission's Legal Service.

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Twenty Years On: The International Criminal Court Today
Oct
31
12:10 PM12:10

Twenty Years On: The International Criminal Court Today

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 104 (map)
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As the first permanent treaty-based court established to deal with genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has eleven situations under investigation, including in Uganda, Darfur, Sudan; the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and Georgia. What has the ICC accomplished, what is the court’s relevance in the early 21st century, and how has it responded to its critics? Join us for a conversation with ICC Judge and President-Elect Chile Eboe-Osuji about the court’s recent decisions and investigations, and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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Should Human Rights Activists Disrupt Human Rights?
Oct
30
12:10 PM12:10

Should Human Rights Activists Disrupt Human Rights?

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 107 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

César Rodríguez-Garavito, the Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia) and the Founder of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes, will be giving a lunch talk on October 30, 2018.

César Rodríguez-Garavito will discuss critiques of the human rights field, and tactics for effectively disrupting human rights - and improving strategies for social justice - that draw on the insights of other areas, such as journalism, neuroscience, long-term thinking, and social psychology. For more information, see the attached flyer.

The talk will be moderated by Benjamin Hoffman, the Deputy Director of Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic.

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Responding to the Global Crisis in Migrants' Rights with Felipe González Morales
Oct
17
12:10 PM12:10

Responding to the Global Crisis in Migrants' Rights with Felipe González Morales

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 104 (map)
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Please join CSIL and the Human Rights Institute for a lunch talk given by Felipe González Morales, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.

An estimated 258 million people live outside their country of origin - including 68+ million displaced due to war, persecution, and environmental disaster. González Morales will discuss rights-based solutions to ensure access to justice for migrants and reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the global community, based on a report to be presented to the UN General Assembly. The talk will be moderated by Maya Alkateb-Chami, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute.

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The Remaking of Rwanda with Restorative Justice and Mediation
Oct
16
12:10 PM12:10

The Remaking of Rwanda with Restorative Justice and Mediation

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 105 (map)
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The Coordinator of the Rwandan Justice Sector, Anastase Nabahire will be giving a lunchtime talk on Tuesday, October 16 in JG 105. Mr. Nabahire will not only explain the role of restorative justice and mediation in his country’s recovery from the 1994 genocide in the last quarter century, but also the expanded role that these processes will be used for interrupting the cycles of conflict and violence generated by cultural trauma. 

In addition, CSIL will be co-sponsoring a reception for Mr. Nabahire with the the Human Rights Institute and the Center for Institutional and Social Change on Monday, October 15 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. There is a limited number of spots at this event. To attend, please email Caroline Golub by October 12 (cg3059@columbia.edu), briefly explaining why you're interested in attending the reception. Confirmations will be shared shortly thereafter.

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The Significance of the International Criminal Court: Celebrating the ICC’s 20th Birthday in the US
Apr
16
4:30 PM16:30

The Significance of the International Criminal Court: Celebrating the ICC’s 20th Birthday in the US

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of the ICC, please join us for a discussion on the development and significance of the Court on transitional justice and accountability for mass atrocities. What are the major achievements of and challenges facing the ICC? Which cases will prove most pivotal to the Court’s growth and legitimacy? This conversation contributes to a broader effort to acknowledge this 20th anniversary throughout the US in 2018. Panelists will reflect on this moment of truth for the ICC through a panel discussion and audience Q&A. 

Panelists include:
Roy Lee, Executive Secretary to the International Criminal Court Conference
Lori Damrosch, Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy
Jelena Pia-Comella, Deputy Executive Director of the Coalition for the ICC (Global) 
Moderated by John Washburn, Convener of American NGO Coalition for the ICC 

Organized by American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC), SIPA Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy Concentration, SIPA Human Rights Working Group, Columbia Society of International Law.

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CSIL Language Exchange Program
Feb
20
12:10 PM12:10

CSIL Language Exchange Program

We are happy to commence the 2017-2018 CSIL Language Exchange Program! Through the exchange, students will be grouped and placed in touch with each other based on the language they would like to practice and their level of fluency: groups will consists of both fluent speakers and students who are interested in practicing and improving that language.

Join us for a non-pizza lunch!

Not registered yet? Not a problem. The launch is intended to bring together students interested in participating in the exchange.

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International Clerkships 101
Jan
18
12:10 PM12:10

International Clerkships 101

Interested in clerking internationally but not sure how to when, where or how to apply? Not sure what an international clerkship even is? Join CSIL and the Office of Student Affairs on Thursday, January 18th 12:10 - 1:10 PM in JG 102A for an information session about international clerkships! 

A panel of faculty, administrators and former clerks (details below) will provide an overview of the nature of international clerkships, the resources available at CLS and how interested students might access such clerkships. The discussion will also cover the Columbia Law School Parker Fellowship at the International Court of Justice.

Panelists include:

  • Lori Damrosch – Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy 
  • Adam Kolker – Assistant Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs
  • Subarkah Muhammad '19 – Former ICJ Clerk
  • Claire O’Connell ’16 – Former ICJ Clerk

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CSIL 1L Summer Jobs Panel
Nov
9
12:10 PM12:10

CSIL 1L Summer Jobs Panel

1Ls and CSIL Members!

Join us on Thursday, November 9 in JG107 for the CSIL 1L Summer Jobs Panel! Roti Roll will be served. 

This is of particular value to 1Ls considering working abroad or in international law this summer. The panel will consist of upper year JD students discussing what they did during their 1L summer. Panelists held roles in the public and private sectors, in a variety of countries. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about the various opportunities available to you and to get an idea about timelines and the application process. There will also be a question period at the end. 

We're excited to see you there!

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European Counterterrorism Policy and Human Rights in the Trump Era
Nov
9
12:10 PM12:10

European Counterterrorism Policy and Human Rights in the Trump Era

In recent years, European countries have made significant changes to their domestic counter-terror laws and taken direct military action against Isis and other groups in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Sahel. Join us for a discussion on the extent to which European countries have adopted a US-style "war on terrorism" model, how far they continue to offer a different approach, and what impact the Trump presidency will have on transatlantic relations in counter-terrorism.

Anthony Dworkin is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, working on human rights, democracy and justice, and is the author of the recent ECFR policy brief "Europe's New Counter-Terror Wars" (2016). He was formerly executive director of the Crimes of War Project.

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CSIL Faculty Lunch Series: Professor Katharina Pistor
Nov
8
12:10 PM12:10

CSIL Faculty Lunch Series: Professor Katharina Pistor

Join the Columbia Society of International Law for an intimate lunch with Professor Katharina Pistor. Professor Pistor is the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her research and teaching spans corporate law, corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions.

During the lunch, Professor Pistor will discuss her recent research on the transformation of sovereignty in the age of globalization.

The CSIL Faculty Lunch Series aims to provide students with an opportunity to connect with CLS’ international law faculty in an intimate setting. While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, please understand that space will be limited for each event and dues-paying members will get first priority. Please RSVP here. We will notify you shortly after to confirm your spot. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. 

This CSIL Faculty Lunch Series event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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Resolving Controversy over Public Policy in the Annulment of International Arbitral Awards
Nov
2
12:10 PM12:10

Resolving Controversy over Public Policy in the Annulment of International Arbitral Awards

 

Please join the Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) and the Columbia Society of International Law (CSIL) on November 2, 2017 in JG 107 for a lunchtime discussion with Leon Trakman of the issue ofhow to construe the public policy exception to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under Article V(2)(b) of the New York Convention. Some argue that the exception ought to be construed restrictively, encompassing only the domestic public policies of signatory states. Others contend that it should be construed expansively to include transnational public policy considerations as well. Yet others worry that national courts invoking domestic public policy to annul international arbitration awards may do so partially and in deference to the state’s executive. Illustrating concern over the uncertain scope of domestic public policy is a growing number of controversial judicial rulings, including in the US and Russia, in which a domestic court in one jurisdiction annuls a foreign arbitration award on domestic public policy, while a court in another jurisdiction enforces it on diametrically opposed public policy grounds. The presentation will propose working principles of public policy to redress this judicial divergence in a strategic, effective and fair manner.

Leon Trakman is Professor of Contract and Arbitration Law and Past Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The recipient of a doctorate from Harvard, he is the author of 10 books and over 100 articles in international journals. His academic appointments include, amongst others, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California (Davis), Visiting Professor at Wisconsin Law School, Tulane Law School and the University of Cape Town, Professor of Law at Dalhousie University and Bolton Visiting Professor at McGill University. He has served extensively as an international commercial arbitrator and as a panelist appointed by the US, Canadian, and Mexican Governments to decide antidumping, countervailing duty, and injury disputes under the NAFTA.

A *non-pizza lunch* will be served.

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Brexit & European Union Law
Nov
1
12:10 PM12:10

Brexit & European Union Law

Three distinguished guests from the European Court of Justice - Judge Ian Forrester, Advocate General Nils Wahl, and Director of Communications William Valasidis - will opine on what a Brexit may mean for EU law. The panelists will consider various challenges and impacts of Britain’s exit from the European Union, how EU law will continue to impact the UK even after its withdrawal, and how specific sectors or standards might be impacted.

This event is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. 

 

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Imperfect Justice:  Accounting for the Failure of the ICTY to Persuade Target Audiences in the Former Yugoslavia
Oct
30
12:10 PM12:10

Imperfect Justice: Accounting for the Failure of the ICTY to Persuade Target Audiences in the Former Yugoslavia

Public opinion surveys demonstrate the failure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the first modern, post-Nuremberg international criminal jurisdiction, to persuade target audiences in the former Yugoslavia about the truth of the findings in its judgments. Denialism and revisionism about the mass atrocities committed during the Yugoslav wars remain rampant. Why has the ICTY proven to be so ineffectual in inducing attitude change? 

Please join CSIL for a talk by Visiting Professor Marko Milanovic addressing this foundational question of transitional justice. 

Marko Milanovic is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham School of Law, Vice President and member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law, an Associate of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights, and co-editor and Editorial Board member of EJIL: Talk!, the blog of the European Journal of International Law. He has published in leading academic journals and served as counsel or advisor in cases before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Constitutional Court of Serbia. His areas of expertise include human rights law, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law.

A *non-pizza lunch* will be served.
 

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Freedom of Expression versus Privacy: Striking a Fair Balance
Oct
25
12:10 PM12:10

Freedom of Expression versus Privacy: Striking a Fair Balance

Join the Columbia Society of International Law and the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law for a talk with European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) Judge Ganna Yudkivska on freedom of expression. Judge Yudkivska will discuss recent ECtHR decisions about striking a fair balance between freedom of expression and privacy under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Judge Yudkivska is among the youngest and most admired judges sitting on the ECtHR in Strasbourg and is President of her Section as of February 2017. She is also an Associate Professor of European and International law at the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, has served as an expert for different human rights organizations and groups,  and has worked as a lawyer at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and as an advisor to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe.

This event is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of Linklaters LLP.

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United Nations Day
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

United Nations Day

The Columbia Society of International Law presents United Nations Day - a discussion on collective counter-terrorism efforts in a climate hostile to multilateralism. 

Please join our distinguished speakers as they discuss the role of the United Nations in the formulation and implementation of global counter-terrorism mechanisms.

Moderator: Prof. Larry D. Johnson (Columbia Law School) is the former Assistant-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs at the headquarters of the United Nations, a former legal advisor of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, and the former Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Bar Association, among other organizations.  

Dr. David Scharia is the Director, Chief of Branch, for the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate. He is a former National Security Law Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School, a former visiting scholar at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University, and a former Senior Deputy of the Office of the Attorney General at the Israel Ministry of Justice. 

Stephen Townley is the Senior Program Manager of the TrialWatch Project at the Clooney Foundation for Justice at Yale Law School. He previously served as Deputy Legal Adviser for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in both New York and Geneva, as well as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the United States Department of State. 

Mona Khalil is currently a Legal Advisor at the Independent Diplomat. She has previously served as Senior Legal Advisor in the United Nations Office of Legal Counsel, where she served worked in the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-Saddam Iraq, the UN Mission in Post-Qaddafi Libya, the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syrian Arab Republic, and the Joint OPCW-UN Mission for the Elimination of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme. She has also served as Senior Legal Officer in the International Atomic Energy Agency Office of Legal Affairs. 

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Courage in the Face of Conflict: Social Justice Advocacy in Burundi
Oct
18
12:10 PM12:10

Courage in the Face of Conflict: Social Justice Advocacy in Burundi

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa will speak about the current crisis in Burundi and recent findings by the UN Human Rights Council that Burundi's top leaders and security agencies have committed crimes against humanity. 
 
Mbonimpa, hailed as the "grandfather" of the human rights movement in Burundi, is the founder of the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons, the 2017 Civil Courage Prize Laureate, and 2016 recipient of the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.

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CSIL Presents: A Panel Discussion on Sanctions Regimes and International Law
Oct
17
12:10 PM12:10

CSIL Presents: A Panel Discussion on Sanctions Regimes and International Law

Please join CSIL in a panel discussion on sanction regimes and International Law. The panelists will be discussing their areas of expertise on the topic, including U.S. sanctions and the Iran nuclear deal, and sanctions on North Korea.  A non-pizza lunch will be served.

Jeong-Ho Roh is the Director of the Center for Korean Legal Studies and a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. He is a recognized expert on South and North Korean law and legal institutions and has served in various governmental advisory roles, including as legal adviser to the Korean Ministry of National Unification on the KEDO North Korean Light-water Reactor Project. 

Richard Nephew is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA. Prior to joining the Center, he was the Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State. He also served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran and as the Director for Iran on the National Security Staff, where he was responsible for managing a period of intense expansion of U.S. sanctions on Iran. 

Zachary K. Goldman is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. Prior to joining NYU, he served as a policy adviser in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, where he was the subject matter expert on terrorist financing in the Arabian Peninsula, and worked on the development of Iran sanctions policy.

This event is sponsored in part by the Student Senate with funds from the Student Activities Fee and by the generous sponsorship of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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Leadership Skills for Human Rights Advocates
Oct
17
12:10 PM12:10

Leadership Skills for Human Rights Advocates

Effective human rights advocacy requires leadership skills and insight. Successful leaders anchor themselves in their inner resources in order to inspire and work in solidarity with communities. How can our leadership align with our values, for the advancement of the rights of others? In this lunchtime talk, advocate and leadership trainer Kobi Skolnick will introduce core leadership skills for social justice advocates, including: how to ground ourselves in our values, distinguishing between fear and value base, handling multiple perspectives, and clarifying and communicating values.  
 
Kobi Skolnick is the founder of Lead for Impact and Leadership for New Emergence, transformational leadership programs for those who want a new paradigm of equality, sustainability and justice. He currently serves as the Special Adviser on Leadership Development for the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity at Columbia University, and as a consultant on Leadership Development for the United Nations.

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CSIL Faculty Lunch Series: Professor Anu Bradford
Oct
16
12:10 PM12:10

CSIL Faculty Lunch Series: Professor Anu Bradford

Join the Columbia Society of International Law for an intimate lunch with Professor Anu Bradford. Professor Bradford is the Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School. Her research and teaching focus on international trade law, European Union law, and comparative and international antitrust law. 

During the lunch, Professor Bradford will discuss her ongoing research on international antitrust law. 

The CSIL Faculty Lunch Series aims to provide students with an opportunity to connect with CLS’ international law faculty in an intimate setting. While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, please understand that space will be limited for each event and dues-paying members will get first priority.

This CSIL Faculty Lunch Series event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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Human Trafficking and Contemporary Forms of Slavery in European Law
Oct
16
12:10 PM12:10

Human Trafficking and Contemporary Forms of Slavery in European Law

The European Court of Human Rights has developed robust case law in a number of areas, but decisions relating to the rights of migrants not to be subjected to exploitation and trafficking  are relatively scarce.  In light of current events, including increased flows of migrants into Europe, and the evidence that migrants experience severe exploitation, there is a significant need for clear standards on how to measure and address migrants’ rights.  This lunchtime talk will explore the role of the European Court in this area and highlight overarching human rights protections for migrants, the ways that human rights bodies have interpreted and applied these rights. 


Vladislava Stoyanova is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden and an international human rights lawyer. Her academic interests include European human rights law and refugee and migration law. Her lunch talk will be based on her book Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered. Conceptual Limits and States’ Positive Obligations in European Law.

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CSIL Faculty Lunch Series: Professor Petros Mavroidis
Oct
12
12:10 PM12:10

CSIL Faculty Lunch Series: Professor Petros Mavroidis

Join the Columbia Society of International Law for an intimate lunch with Professor Petros Mavroidis. Professor Mavroidis is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School, and works primarily on WTO law. 

During the lunch, Professor Mavroidis will discuss his research on preferential trade agreements in the United States and the European Union. 

The CSIL Faculty Lunch Series aims to provide students with an opportunity to connect with CLS’ international law faculty in an intimate setting. While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, please understand that space will be limited for each event and dues-paying members will get first priority. Please RSVP here. We will notify you shortly after to confirm your spot. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. 

This CSIL Faculty Lunch Series event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of PaulWeiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

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