Calendar of Events

The following list of events has been scheduled. Dates, times, and locations of events will be announced as quickly as possible.
Please check the Law Weekly and the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute's website for updates.  Campus Map | Visitor Parking 


Tuesdays at Noon - Languages at Lunch Program 

Join the Harris Institute on Tuesdays at Noon for conversation tables in French, German, and Spanish.  See program page for details.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Making Modern War: Tensions & Teleologies 
Michael Newton, Vanderbilt University Law School 
12:00 p.m., Anheuser Busch Hall (Room 305)   

Monday, February 19, 2018

Square Peg in a Round Hole or the Perfect Fit? Cultural and Genetic Resource Protection Issues at the World Intellectual Property Organization 
Margo Bagley, Emory University School of Law 
12:00 p.m., Anheuser Busch Hall (Room 309)   

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Reframing Accountability: Leadership Enterprise for African Development  
Professor Leslye Obiora, University of Arizona 
10:30 a.m., Anheuser Busch Hall (Room 306) 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

11th Annual William C. Jones Lecture - A Case for Korea in Comparative Legal History
Professor Marie Seong-Hak Kim, St. Cloud State University
12:00 p.m., Anheuser Busch Hall (Room 309)    

Monday, April 9, 2018

Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indigenous Residential Schools: A Lesson in Transitional Justice? 
Professor Valerie Oosterveld, Western University Faculty of Law 
12:00 p.m., Anheuser Busch Hall (Room 305)  

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Obligation of States Parties to Implement the Rome Statute
Mr. Hugo Relva, Amnesty International
12:00 p.m., Anheuser Busch Hall (Room 305)   


Fall 2017


CFR Academic Conference Calls:

  • The Role of the United Nations in Global Governance - Speaker: Ambassador Samantha Power  
  • U.S. – Latin America Relations - Speaker: Shannon K. O'Neil, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, CFR 
  • Dashed Hopes of the Arab Spring - Speaker: Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, CFR 
  • Conflict Prevention and Mitigation - Speaker: Paul B. Stares, Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director, Center for Preventive Action, CFR 
  • Revolutionary Movements and International Relations - Speaker: Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason Universit 

Spring 2017

CFR Academic Conference Calls:

  • Germany and the Future of Europe - Speaker: Mary Elise Sarotte, Faculty Associate, Center For European Studies, Harvard University; Dean’s Professor of History and Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California 
  • The World in Disarray - Speaker: Richard N. Haass, President, CFR  
  • U.S.-Russia Relations - Speaker: Angela E. Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University  

Fall 2016

CFR Academic Conference Calls:

Spring 2016

Fall 2015