GLS Events

Fall 2008

 
  • September 25, 2008: “Alternative Forms of Regulation: A Roundtable on Innovation in Food Safety” by Professor Cary Coglianese (Associate Dean and Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania), Thursday, September 25, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, 2260 Law, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).
  • September 26, 2008: “Human Rights Challenges in the 21st Century,”  Mildred Fish Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture delivered by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive, sponsored by the Division of International Studies, Global Legal Studies Center and the Human Rights Initiative of UW-Madison. 
  • October 2, 2008: Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic will speak on Lay Participation in Judicial Proceedings in East Europe, lecture in the series “Role of Law in Developing and Transitional Societies,” sponsored by CREECA and co-sponsored by GLS and Division of International Studies, 10/2/2008, 4:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive.
  • October 7, 2008: "Regulating the Privatization of War: The Need for National Legislation on Private Military Companies" lecture by Professor Thilo Marauhn, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Giessen and partner, European Consortium on Regulating the Privatizationof War, lecture in the series “Law, War and Human Security,” hosted by Professors Heinz Klug (Law) and Helen Kinsella (Political Science), sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Political Science Department, the Human Rights Initiative of UW-Madison, and the Center for German and European Studies, Tuesday, October 7, 2008, Noon-1:30, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • October 14, 2008: “Should Latin Americans Lose Their Faith in Law?,” lecture by Helena Alviar García, Professor, Law School, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, visiting Tinker Professor, UW Law School, sponsored by LACIS and co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center as part of its speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Societies," Noon-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall.
  • October 16, 2008: South Asia Legal Studies pre-conference workshop, Thursday, October 16, 2008, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  Narendra Subramanian (McGill University), Gopika Solanki (Carleton University), and Jeff Redding (St. Louis University) will speak on the first plenary session, a panel addressing cultural accommodation and legal pluralism in South Asia.  The panel, chaired by Marc Galanter (UW-Madison), will explore the intersection between the personal law system, communal identities, gender politics, and institutional legal cultures in South Asia. The second panel will analyze the lawyers’ movement in Pakistan. Chaired by Anita Weiss (University of Oregon), this session will feature Anil Kalhan (Drexel University), Ali Ahsan (McKinsey & Co.) and Sahar Shafqat (St. Mary’s College of Maryland). Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Center for South Asia and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group.  Details 

  • October 17, 2008: “What Role for Constitutional Law in a Unipolar Democracy?: The Future of South Africa’s 1996 ‘Final’ Constitution,” by Professor Heinz Klug, Evjue-Bascom Professor in Law, H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellow Director, Global Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin Law School Friday, Oct. 17th at Noon Lubar Commons (7200 Law), in the workshop series on Ideas and Innovation in Legal Scholarship, sponsored by the Law School Deans Office and the Institute for Legal Studies and part of the speaker series on “Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries” sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Global Studies.
  • October 18, 2008: Roundtable at the Annual South Asia Conference on Legal, Ethical and Historical Reflections on Veena Das’ Life and Words, including Professors Mitra Sharafi and Donald Davis, Jr. (chair), Saturday, October 18, 2008, 1:45-3:30pm, Conference Room 4, Concourse Hotel, Madison, sponsored by the Center for South Asia and co-sponsored by the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group and the Global Legal Studies Center.

  • October 20, 2008: Lecture by Dr Shirin Ebadi, winner of Nobel peace prize 2003 and human rights activist from Iran, Distinguished Lecture Series, October 20, 2008, 7:30pm, Memorial Union Theater, multiple sponsors, including the Global Legal Studies Center.

  • October 21, 2008: “Risk-Based Regulation and Food Safety,” Lorna Zach (Scientist, Center for Human Performance and Risk Assessment, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Tuesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Microbial Sciences 2511, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market,” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).

  • October 24-26, 2008: "The Weimar Moment: Liberalism, Political Theology, and Law" Interdisciplinary Conference with multiple sponsors. This event will bring together leading academics, authors and intellectuals to examine the Weimar period in European history, culture, and law and to trace the continuity of Weimar thinkers and their impact on the continued viability of liberal democracy in today’s world. The conference will take place at the Pyle CenterRegistration and program details
  • October 30, 2008: “From Plan to Market: The Development of China’s Food Safety Law,” by Yuanyuan Shen (Lecturer in Economics at Brandeis University and a Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School), Thursday, October 30, 2008, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Law 2260, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).  This lecture is also part of the speaker series on "Governance in Economic Development: Law, Politics and the Role of the State," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and WAGE.

  • October 30, 2008: "Passion and Reason in European Integration" lecture by Professor Miguel Maduro, Advocate General, European Court of Justice and Professor of European and International Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons (7200 Law) Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and other sponsors pending.

  • October 30, 2008: Workshop on “Courts and Pluralism: In Search of a Theory of Judicial Adjudication in a Context of Legal and Constitutional Pluralism” with Professor Miguel Maduro, Advocate General, European Court of Justice and Professor of European and International Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, details pending. 3:00-5:30 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). If you are interested in obtaining a copy, please email Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu@wisc.edu).

  • November 4, 2008: “The Regulation of Innovation: The Special Problem of International Safety Standards” by Vincent Brannigan (University of Maryland) & Bernd Beier (Munich University of Applied Sciences), Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, location tbd, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).

  • November 5, 2008: “Application of Phytosanitary Measures in International Trade,” by Shirley Wager Page (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service), Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Microbial Sciences 6201, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).

  • November 5, 2008: “Women’s Rights and Legal Advocacy: Lessons from India” by Flavia Agnes (women’s rights lawyer, writer and director, Majlis, a center for rights discourse in Bombay), hosted by Professor Marc Galanter, November 5, 2008, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law) sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center, Center for South Asia, Human Rights Initiative of UW-Madison, South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, TARGET Research Circle and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. This lecture is part of the speaker series on “Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries” sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Global Studies.

  • November 6, 2008:How is the WTO SPS Agreement Used to Protect Free Trade as well as to Protect our Resources from Invasive Vectors on Imported Goods?" by Shirley Wager Page (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service), Thursday, November 6, 2008, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 2260 Law, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).
  • November 6, 2008: "China's Emerging International Role: New Inequalities in the Developing World," by Professor Barbara Stallings (Brown University), with comments by Professor Ian Coxhead (UW-Madison), part of the speaker series on “Rethinking the Developmental State,” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the Global Legal Studies Center (GLS) and co-sponsored by LACIS, African Studies Program,  Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Department of Political Science, Thursday, November 6, 2008, 4:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • November 6, 2008: “Can (or Should) the Law Govern Markets? Lessons from Recent Economic Crises,” outreach lecture by Professor Diogo Coutinho, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, part of the WAGE Research Collaborative on “Governance in Economic Development: Law, Politics and the Role of the State,” sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center and WAGE, Thursday, November 6, 2008, 6:00pm (reception from 7:00-7:30pm), Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending.

    If you are interested in attending the lecture, please email Sumudu Atapattu by October 30, 2008 with your institutional affiliation and contact details.

  • November 7-8, 2008: Workshop on Law and the New Development State: Latin America and Beyond, part of the research collaborative on “Remaking the Developmental State” sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center, WAGE, UW Law School, LANDS project, East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC) and Global Studies, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), participants include: Alvaro Santos (Georgetown), Diogo Coutinho (Brazil), Helena Alviar (Colombia/UW), Paulo Mattos (Brazil), Hani Sayed (Egypt), Barbara Stallings (Brown), David Trubek (UW), John Ohnesorge (UW), Shunko Rojas (Harvard). Details on LANDS project and November workshop

  • November 12, 2008: "Law and Politics Again: The Case of the Landless Movement in Brazil,” lecture by Professor Boa Santos (University of Coimbra and UW Law School), part of the Speaker Series on “Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries” sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Institute, Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Noon-1:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  Open to all, no registration necessary.

  • November 13, 2008: “Deadly Food and Product Liability: A Law-in-Action Perspective” by Denis Stearns (Marler Clark LLP), Thursday, November 13, 2008, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Law 2260, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).

  • December 4, 2008: "Streets as Courtroom: State Accommodation of Labor Protests in South China?" by Professor Xin He, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, China (title tba), part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Societies," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Global Studies, Thursday, December 4, 2008, Noon-1:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  Open to all, no registration necessary.

  • December 4, 2008: “Hari and Kumar go to HLS: The South Asian Graduate Experience at Harvard Law School” by Swethaa Ballakrishnen (Research Associate, UW Law School and Research Fellow, Program on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School), December 4, 2008, Noon – 1pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, sponsored by the Center for South Asia, Global Legal Studies Center and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group.

  • December 5-6, 2008: Workshop on “Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries,” part of the Research Circle on the same topic, 2-6pm on December 5 (reception 5-6pm) and 8am-5:30pm on December 6, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), roundtables will be held on: (a) rule of law and dualism in transitional and developing countries; (b) legal continuity and change; (c) legal pluralism, indigenous groups, legal cultures, colonialism and empires; (d) international law and norms; and (e) participation.  Participants include: Jackie Dugard (South Africa), Xin He (Hong Kong), Javier Couso (Chile), Margaret Woo (Boston), Rachel Ellett (Beloit College), Kathie Hendley (UW), Heinz Klug (UW), Alex Huneeus (UW) and Mara Loveman (UW).  Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Global Studies.   

    If you are interested in participating, please email Sumudu Atapattu by November 17, 2008 with your institutional affiliation and contact details.

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