Public International Law Speaker Series

(Fall 2003)

This speaker series, inaugurated in the fall of 1999, promotes robust exchanges on issues of common concern. Speakers invited to Columbia, from academe or practice, are asked to make short presentations, allowing plenty of time for open discussion.

Subject to available seating, all sessions are open to the Columbia University community as well as to members of the general public.

All sessions are from 12:30-1:25 p.m. in room 104, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street with a light lunch provided on a first come, first serve basis (starting at around 12:20 p.m.).

Organizers for the series are Professors José E. Alvarez and Roy Lee, along with the Center on Global Legal Problems.
(Starred events are co-sponsored with the Human Rights Institute.)

  • Wed., Sept. 17th: Prof. George Williams - "Terrorism: The View from Down Under" (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Wed., Oct. 1st: Lawrence Helfer - "Is Too Much International (Human Rights) Law a Bad Thing?"* (Loyola Law School)
  • Tues., Oct. 28th: Bob Keohane and Allen Buchanan - "The Ethics of Preventive War" (Duke University)
  • Wed. Nov. 19th: David Sugarman - "Pursuing Pinochet"* (Lancaster University Law School, UK)