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.  
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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)   

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CFR Academic Conference Call - U.S. National Security Under the Trump Administration 
Speaker: John O. Brennan, Distinguished Fellow, Fordham University School of Law’s Center on National Security 
11:00 a.m., Detjen Seminar Room, Seigle Hall, Room 108E       

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 21, 2018

CFR Academic Conference Call - How Women’s Economic Advancement Promotes Sustainable Growth 
Speaker: Rachel Vogelstein, Senior Fellow and Director, CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy Program 
11:00 a.m., Detjen Seminar Room, Seigle Hall, Room 108E   


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) 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

CFR Academic Conference Call - Foreign Policy Implications of New Energy
Speaker: Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Adjunct Senior Fellow, CFR

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)    

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Exploring the Interface Between Immigration Law and Child Welfare Law 
Ann Laquer Estin, University of Iowa 
12:00 p.m., Anheuser Busch Hall (Room 310)    

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)  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CFR Academic Conference Call - Putin Power Profile  
Speaker: Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, CFR; Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University 

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