Center for Global Legal Problems Hosts Speaker Series

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James O’Neill 212-854-1584 Cell: 646-596-2935
September 20, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School’s Center on Global Legal Problems has organized a fall speaker series that features experts from other schools on a wide array of topics.
The series kicked off Sept. 20 when Jan Wouters of the Leuven Center for Global Governance Studies spoke on ``The United Nations and the European Union: A Harmonious or Acrimonious Relationship?’’
The rest of the fall speakers lineup:
September 26, 2007: Rosa Brooks, Georgetown Law, ``Privatizing War: Contractors and the Law,’’ 4:30 p.m. in Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107.
October 2, 2007: Ruti Teitel, New York Law School, ``Humanity’s Law: Regulating a World of Conflict,’’ 12:05 to 1 p.m., Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101.
October 23, 2007: Joanna Mossop, Victoria University of Wellington, ``New Challenges for the Law of the Sea,’’ 12 to 1:05 p.m., Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101.
November 8, 2007: Jean-Marc Coicaud, United Nations University, ``Widening the Universal,’’ 12 to 1:05 p.m., Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101.
The speakers will make short presentations, followed by a question and answer period. All sessions are free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served on a first-come-first-served basis.
The Center on Global Legal Problems spearheads initiatives that flow naturally from Columbia Law School's rich curriculum relating to global law. The law school offers numerous courses on the challenges emerging from transnational movement of goods, capital, people, or ideas. Seminars and courses dealing with the degradation of the global commons, transitional justice in the wake of mass atrocity, international crime and terrorism, the regulation of the multinational enterprise and transnational capital, immigration and human rights form the backbone of the Law School’s international and comparative law curriculum.