Agenda

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

5:30 p.m. "Prospects for Consolidating Democratic Gains in Iraq and Afghanistan: the Role of the Rule of Law"
Introduction by Lawrence Kent, Chairman of the Executive Committee, National Constitution Center

Remarks by:
  • Dr. Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
  • Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi, Visiting Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Brigadier General Thomas Ayres L‘ 91, Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations, U.S. Army
Moderated by Michael A. Fitts, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
6:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

Location: Levy Conference Center, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

8:45 a.m. Coffee and Registration
9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks by Michael A. Fitts, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
9:30 a.m.
Setting the Stage: Legal Reform in Iraq
  • Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi, Visiting Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations
10:00 a.m. Panel 1: Iraqi Federalism: Balancing Federal and Regional Power under the Constitution
  • Ambassador Rend Al-Rahim, Executive Director, Iraq Foundation; former Iraqi Ambassador to the United States
  • David Tafuri, Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP, and former State Department Rule of Law Coordinator for Iraq
  • Jason Gluck, Senior Rule of Law Advisor, United States Institute of Peace
Moderator and Commentator: Ann Mayer, Professor, Department of Legal and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Panel 2: Development of Administrative Law and Effective Governance in Iraq
  • Haider Ala Hamoudi, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Advisor, Constitutional Review Committee, Iraqi Legislature
  • Dr. Sabah Jumaa, Director, Legal Division, Iraqi Research Directorate
Moderator and Commentator: Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Director of Penn Program on Regulation
12:30 p.m. Break for Lunch
12:45 p.m.
Lunchtime Discussion: Perspectives on Legal Reform and Building the Rule of Law
  • "Perspectives on Federalism and Constitutional Law in American History," Kermit Roosevelt, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • "Japan's Post-War Legal Development Experience," Eric Feldman, Deputy Dean for International Affairs and Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • “Perspectives on Islam and Constitutional Law,” Joseph Lowry L'89, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator and Commentator: Robert Cusumano L'80, General Counsel, ACE Limited
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m.
Setting the Stage: Legal Reform in Afghanistan
  • Dr. Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
2:30 p.m. Panel 3: Reconciling Formal and Informal Justice Systems in Afghanistan
  • Ali Wardak, Reader in Criminology, University of Glamorgan and Principal Author, Afghanistan Human Development Report 2007
  • Andrew Garfield, Vice President of Glevum Associates and Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute
Moderator and Commentator: Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Panel 4: Building the Rule of Law in Afghanistan and Iraq: The Role of International Organizations
  • Brigadier General Thomas Ayres L'91, Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations, U.S. Army
  • Charles Tucker, Major General, Ret., USAF, and Executive Director, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law
  • Erik Jensen, Lecturer and Co-Director of the Rule of Law Program, Stanford Law School
  • Clark Lombardi, Professor, University of Washington Law School
Moderator and Commentator: Amy Gadsden, Associate Dean for International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School
5:15 p.m. End of Conference