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40th Annual Wolfgang Friedmann Conference.

Start/End Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:10 PM EDT -- 04:20 PM EDT
Location Name JG 103 & JG Annex
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The Conference will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Jerome Green Hall Room 103, where Aryeh Neier, this year's honoree, will discuss developments within the international human rights movement over his long career in the field.  Sandwiches will be served at the event.

The Conference will then shift to Jerome Green Annex, where the afternoon's panels will take place. The first panel will begin at 1:30 p.m. and is entitled "Constitutionalism and Human Rights in the Middle East:  A Comparative Perspective."  

Panelists include Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, Jean-Marie Guehenno, the Arnold Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, at Human Rights Watch.  The panel will be moderated by Michael Doyle, the Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy at Columbia University.

The second panel will begin at 3:00 p.m. and is entitled "'In the Name of National Security'--Challenges for Human Rights Advocacy in the post-9/11 Era."  Panelists include Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, Morton Halperin, Senior Advisor to the Open Society Foundations, and Jameel Jaffer, Director of the Center for Democracy at the American Civil Liberties Union.  The panel will be moderated by Sarah Cleveland, the Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights at Columbia Law School.

Please contact Sam Shepson at sbs2184@columbia.edu with any questions regarding the event.

Following the Conference, the Journal of Transnational Law will host a banquet in honor of Mr. Neier. For more information regarding the banquet, please contact Alicia Lobeiras and Liz Owerbach, Public Affairs editors at the Journal, at JTLFriedmann2014@gmail.com.