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.


¨ Tuesdays at Noon

Language at Lunch Program
12:00 PM, Detjen Seminar Room, Seigle Hall 108E 
Join the Harris Institute for Arabic, French, German, and Spanish conversation tables during the lunch hour. For specific dates and more information, click here. 

¨ Monday, March 6, 2017

International Women's Day Film Screening - Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity
4:00-5:30 PM, Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 310 

Join the Law School in celebrating International Women’s Day with a film screening of Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity.  Post-screen panel discussion and reception to follow.  Panelist include: Aleta Harris, Producer, Spot Media; Leila Nadya Sadat, Director, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute; Karen Tokarz, Director, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program. Reception immediately following lecture.  

¨ Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Council of Foreign Relations Academic Call: The World in Disarray
11:00 AM, Seigle Hall 108E, Detjen Seminar Room  

Speaker: Richard N. Haass, President, CFR

¨ Thursday, March 23, 2017

Council of Foreign Relations Academic Call: U.S.-Russia Relations
2:00-3:00 PM, Seigle Hall 108E, Detjen Seminar Room  

Speaker: Angela E. Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

¨ Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Global Refugee Crisis
12:00-1:00 PM, Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 305 

Public Lecture by Firas Kayal, Senior Policy Advisor at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

¨ Thursday, March 30, 2017

East West Street: On The Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity" 

4:30-5:30 PM, Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 310, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom
Public Lecture by Philippe Sands, international human rights lawyer and author of East West Street: On The Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity" 

  • Book signing and reception immediately following lecture. Co-sponsored by Assembly Series, Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series, and Washington University’s Global Studies Law Review.   

¨ Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Law’s Global Adaptive Systems: The Human Rights Example 
12:00-1:00 PM, Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 309  - Lunch provided!

Public Lecture by David J. Gerber, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in International and Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

¨ Monday, April 10, 2017

Citizenship as a Human Right - The Fundamental Right to a Specific Citizenship  
12:00-1:00 PM, Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 305  - Lunch provided!

Public Lecture and book Launch by Professor Gonçalo Matias, Vice Dean of the Católica Global School of Law and Legal Advisor to the President of the Portuguese Republic; author of Citizenship as a Human Right - The Fundamental Right to a Specific Citizenship 


Spring 2017


CFR Academic Conference Calls:

  • Germany and the Future of Europe (CFR Academic Conference Call) 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 
Fall 2016

CFR Academic Conference Calls:

Spring 2016

Fall 2015


  • 2015 CICL/LJ Symposium on Human Trafficking [more]
  • International Dispute Resolution: Protecting Your Client In The Global Economy [more]
  • No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka - Callum Macrae [more]
  • 8th Annual William C. Jones Lecture Series - Curtis J. Milhaupt [more]
  • LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law: Progress and Contestation - Laurence (Larry) R. Helfer [more]
  • Justice for Sergei film screening with Professor Walke [more]
  • International Justice: Beginning of the End, or End of the Beginning? - Prosecutor Serge Brammertz [more]
  • International Human Rights Law in Action: Lessons from the Field - Professor Stephanie Farrior [more]
  • Global Perspectives on Colorism Conference more... 

CFR Academic Conference Calls:

  • U.S.–India Relations. Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations 
  • The Future of Cybersecurity. Robert K. Knake, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Countering Transnational Threats.  Michael R. Fenzel, 2015-2016 U.S. Army Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • The Role of the United Nations.  Esther Brimmer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Institutions, Council on Foreign Relations
  • International Trade Policy. Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations 
  • Improving Humanitarian Aid, David Miliband, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee Religion and Global Affairs, Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University 
  • The Future of the Arctic, Lawson W. Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks 
  • Peace Operations in Africa - Paul D. Williams, Associate Professor, George Washington University
  • Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan: Facing Future Defense Challenges, Speaker: Janine Davidson, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations 
  • U.S. Counterterrorism Policy, Speaker, Audrey Kurth Cronin, Distinguished Service Professor, George Mason University School
    of Public Policy. See more.
  • International Efforts to Combat Climate Change - Michael A. Levi, CFR Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and
    Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geo-economics Studies. See more.
  • Security and Democratic Governance in Nigeria, Speaker, John Campbell, CFR Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies. See more.
  • The Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), Speaker, Thomas J. Bollyky, CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health,
    Economics, and Development. See more.

Fall 2014

  • 8th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs [more]
  • Legal Globalization and Efficiency: Towards Standardization or Jurisdiversity: Prof. Bertrand du Marais [more]
  • Constitutional Implications of the Financial Crisis in Europe: Prof. Goncalo Matias [more]
  • Fires, Fuel and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished: Gautam Yadama and Mark Katzman [more]

CFR Academic Conference Calls:

  • The Future of Guantanamo Bay, Speaker, Matthew C. Waxman, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy. See more.
  • NAFTA at Twenty, Speaker, Shannon K. O'Neil, CFR Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society,
    Markets, and Democracy Program. See more.
  • U.S. – China Relations, Speaker, Elizabeth Economy, CFR C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies. See more.
  • Implications of Drones on U.S. Foreign Policy, Speakers, Sarah Kreps, CFR's Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, and an
    associate professor of government at Cornell University and Micah Zenko, CFR's Douglas Dillion Fellow. See more.

Spring 2014

  • The Modern Challenges of International Law: Ambassador David Scheffer [more]
  • William C. Jones Lecture: Professor Madeline Zelin [more]
  • Rule of Law, Criminal Justice, and the U.S. in Afghanistan: Karen Hall, U.S. Department of State [more]
  • Expert Meeting on "Fulfilling the Dictates of Public Conscience:
    Moving Forward with a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity" [more

Fall 2013

  • 7th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs [more]
  • International Law Weekend (ILW) Midwest Conference [more]
  • Challenges of Global Governance (Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference
    Call): Stewart M. Patrick
  • 2013 World Peace Through Law Lecture: H.E. Sir Christopher Greenwood [more]
  • Holocaust memorial Lecture Speaker: Sarah Wagner
    "Srebrenica's Legacies of Loss and Remembrance" [more]
  • American Grand Strategy(Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference
    Call): Richard N. Haass
  • Roundtable on "Sebrenica's Legacies of Loss and Remembrance
  • Seeds of Hope: Can the Women of Congo Dare to Dream of Peace and Justice:
    Fiona Lloyd-Davies [more