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Cass Sunstein and "Simpler: The Future of Government"

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
University of Chicago Law School, Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

Institute of Politics: politics@uchicago.edu

Cutting-edge research is having a growing influence on our understanding of more than just human incentives, but on the very structures of government, business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, University of Chicago law professor Cass R.

The US - China Treaty Project by Tom Manning

Date: 
05.06.2013
Location: 
Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen at aican@uchicago.edu

The relationship between the United States and China – the most important of our era – remains fragile.  China’s rise threatens America’s dominance, and neither nation appears entirely comfortable with the changes that lie ahead.  The Shanghai Communiqué, which announced the basic terms of the relationship forty years ago, is no longer adequate given the volume of interactions between

Faculty: 
Tom Manning

A Conversation with David Rubenstein, ‘73

Date: 
05.03.2013
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Alison Coppelman at 773.834.8652

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Rubenstein is based in Washington, D.C. Prior to forming the firm in 1987, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman). From 1977 to 1981, during the Carter administration, Mr.

Roe v. Wade at 40: A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Date: 
05.11.2013
Location: 
Glen A. Lloyd Auditorium, University of Chicago Law School
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marsha Nagorsky, m-ferziger@uchicago.edu

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the University of Chicago Law School for an event entitled, "Roe v. Wade at 40: A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Justice Ginsburg will be joined by Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

Women in Prison: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences Around the World (Panel Discussion and Report Launch)

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
Room III
Contact info (email or phone): 

skalantry@uchicago.edu

There has been an increase in the rate of women’s imprisonment in many countries around the world.  Yet many countries fail to adequately address the unique issues raised when women are deprived of their liberty.  The panelists will discuss the causes of the increase in rates of imprisonment, including the global war on drugs and drug use.  They will also address the conditions o

"Violence Against Women Around the World: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions" by Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom, University of Chicago Law School

Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt.   Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based violence, including domestic violence and violence in prisons, for decades.  What are th

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Restoring Justice: The Legacy of Edward Levi

Date: 
04.30.2013
Location: 
Logan Arts Center Performance Hall

When President Gerald Ford nominated renowned lawyer and legal scholar Edward Levi to be United States Attorney General, Levi took over an office that had been marred by the corruption of Watergate scandal. Levi's efforts to bring transparency, independence and integrity back to the Justice Department restored public confidence at a pivotal stage in U.S.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

"Universal Jurisdiction as a Tool for Law-Fare" by Irit Kohn, President, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Date: 
04.25.2013
Location: 
Room V

The concept of Universal Jurisdiction as evidenced during the mid-20th Century Nuremberg Trials (in which an International Military Tribunal prosecuted Nazi crimes against humanity), gained many advocates during the 1990's, starting with the Pinochet case.

Justice Albie Sachs, "Same Sex Marriage Decision in South Africa"

Date: 
04.09.2013
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom, University of Chicago Law School

Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will discuss the Fourie case, gay rights, and the same-sex marriage decision in South Africa.

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