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Highlights from Fall 2013 International Events

December 09, 2013

“The Future of International Criminal Law in Africa” (September 20)

One-day workshop exploring the complexities of International law in Africa as it relates to the ICC, African Union (AU) and UN Security Council’s inter-related and divergent relationships


Career One-on-One: Chanda Delong L’07 – Working at the IMF (September 25)

Discussion with Chanda Delong L’07, Attorney in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund.


Visit by Mexico’s Deputy Foreign Minister for North America (September 25)

Brief visit by Sergio Alcocer, Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Mexican Foreign Affairs Office.  Alcocer was in the U.S. for a series of meetings at the UN on the need to develop the public policy capacity in Mexico.  


Conference: “Rights Litigation, Law and Political Reform in China” (September 26-27)

Leading rights protection lawyers and scholars from the PRC, gathered with US-based China specialists and international human rights experts to discuss the Chinese rights protection movement.


Career One-on-One: Gary Born L’81 (October 9)

Discussion with Gary Born L’81, who has participated in some of the largest international arbitrations, and provided excellent insight for any law student hoping to go into this field.  


Risk Regulation Seminar: “Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development” (October 14)

Team leaders from the World Bank’s 2014 World Development Report will present their work just days after the report’s launch. 


Talk by Ambassador John Bolton, “America in the World” (October 16)  

Special talk by John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, offering his expertise on America in the post-Bush years.


“Scholarship After Snowden” (October 17)

Experts from different fields discuss what recent revelations and debates on surveillance mean for a range of disciplines - in terms of scholarship, teaching, and professional practice.


Visit by Consul General for Italy (October 22)

Visit by Dr. Canepari GL’99, the recently appointed Consul General for Italy in Philadelphia, and a graduate of Penn Law’s LLM program. 


International Law Weekend (October 24-26)

Penn Law co-sponsors this 3-day series of panels at Fordham in New York, which attracts an audience of more than one thousand practitioners, academics, diplomats, and representatives of governmental offices.


Career One-on-One: Brian Tronic L’10: International Public Law Fellowships (October 28)

Discussion with Brian Tronic L’10, past AIF – William Clinton Fellow and current Crowley Fellow at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, providing insight into the application and interview process for fellowships.


“Media Freedom in Russia” (October 30)

Special Talk by Andrei Richter, Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media; Director and Founder of the Moscow Media Law and Policy Institute.


“Insights from Practice: Compliance Issues in a Global Company” (October 30)

Observations from industry experts Bruce N. Kuhlik, General Counsel at Merck & Co. and Peter Y. Solmssen, General Counsel at Siemens AG.


Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in Washington DC (November 1-2)

The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together 45 of the nation’s top law students with leading academics, judges and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law.


JIL Symposium: “International Regulation of Investment in the Rising Powers” (November 8)

Symposium on the future of investment regulation at national and global levels; inspired by the complex legal issues raised in doing business, encouraging economic growth, and tackling poverty in fast-developing regions of the world.


Conference: “India as a Pioneer of Innovation: Constraints and Opportunities” (November 14-15)

Academic experts joined with global business and government leaders to advance participants’ understanding of innovation in India, its successes and challenges, and its implications for world affairs.


Global Forum 2013 on “International Law: From Mere Pluralism towards Constitutionalism” in Tokyo, Japan (November 14-17)

The annual Global Forum brings together faculty and students from Penn Law, Goethe University, Tsinghua University, and Waseda University to participate in an intensive four-day program examining cutting edge issues in international law from a comparative perspective.


“Destination Brazil: Legal Aspects, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities of Investing in Brazil” (November 21)

Panel Presentation on the record level growth in employment that Brazil has been able to secure, despite the many challenges it’s faced.


ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group: Junior Scholars Research Forum (November 22)

One-day Research Forum providing junior international economic law scholars with a supportive and constructive environment in which to present and receive feedback on their works-in-progress.


“On the Very Idea of Secret Laws:  Transparency and Publicity in Deliberative Democracy” (November 22-23) Conference focused on private laws in light of the recent controversy over secrecy, surveillance, and national security.  Keynote Address by John “Chris” Inglis, Deputy Director of the NSA. Organized by the Center for Ethics and Rule of Law.


Penn Law Hosts Delegation of 25 South American Judges (November 25)

Twenty five judges from Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru visit the Law School as part of a larger seminar on “Modern Litigation Issues and Liability” organized by the Academy of Judicial Exchange and Studies (AIEJ).


“The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy” (December 3)

Risk Regulation Seminar. Main speaker is Richard M. Locke, the Howard Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies.