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Friday February 29, 2008

Please join the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (JILFA) for their twelfth annual symposium:

 “Crossing Borders: Transnational Public Interest Law”

Friday, February 29, 2008


The event is free, and food will be provided.

To register email jilfasymposium@gmail.com, or call 301-909-9545.

More information at www.law.ucla.edu/JILFA/Symposium.htm


Parking on the UCLA campus is $8.  For parking please go to the parking kiosk at the Westholme and Hilgard Avenue entrance to the UCLA campus and ask to park in Lot 2, the parking lot to the south of the parking kiosk.  The School of Law is due north of Lot 2 and the parking kiosk.

UCLA School of Law
405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90095

For additional map and directions to UCLA and the School of Law, see:  http://www.ucla.edu/map




Past Events:

Monday February 25, 2008


Emergency, Difference, and Popular Politics in Karachi

Talk by Tahir Naqvi, Reed College

Monday, February 25, 2008
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

Drawing on oral-historical research conducted in Karachi, this paper considers formations of citizenship, difference and urban violence that develop in the wake of the imposition of martial rule in Pakistan and the suspension of mass-democratic participation. The martial states “interregnal” strategy of confining democratic participation to the neighborhood level, like its more tactical cultivation of ethno-nationalist movements throughout the 1980s, illustrates the emergencys specific bearing on the postcolonial present. Rule by emergency, it is argued, incites the racialization and displacement (questioning, localization, parochialization) of the sovereign subject of Pakistani nationalism. The second part of the paper examines how non-elite urban actors conceive of autonomy, difference and territorial power in the wake of the emergencys suspension of Pakistan’s /elite-driven/ conventions of the mass-political relation.

Tahir Naqvi is Scholar in Residence and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Reed College. Recent publications include “The Politics of Commensuration: The Violence of Partition and the Making of the Pakistani State,” Beyond Crisis: A Critical Second Look at Pakistan, and “Cultural politics of hope and Coke: media, marketing and citizenship in Pakistan.” 

For upcoming events and more: http://www.international.ucla.edu/southasia


Wednesday February 20, 2008

Dean Michael H. Schill cordially invites you to the
2008 Irving H. Green Memorial Lecture

Barbara Hadsell ’78
Hadsell, Stormer, Keeny, Richardson, and Renick

“What Can Application of International Human Rights Law Do To Lessen Human Misery Left in the Wake of Global Capital’s March?”

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
UCLA School of Law, Room 1430

RSVP: alum@law.ucla.edu or (310) 206-1121

Box lunch and one hour of general MCLE provided.
UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Parking is available in Lot 2 for $8 per car (enter campus at Westholme and Hilgard Avenues)


Tuesday February 19, 2008

The Rise of Asia in the 21st Century: Can America Handle the Challenge?


A lecture and book signing by the Hon. Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore’s Former UN Ambassador & current Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Free to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to ucla.mc@gmail.com.

Can America Handle the Challenge? Kishore Mahbubani is the author of the forthcoming book The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Power to the East, available early 2008, as well as Can Asians Think? and Beyond the Age of Innocence: Rebuilding Trust between America and the World. Now the Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, he served for 33 years as a diplomat for Singapore and has written many articles on world affairs. This website will introduce you to his writings: you can learn more about his books and read some of his articles and interviews.For additional information on the Hon. Kishore Mahbubani, click here to visit his webpage.


Tuesday February 19, 2008

Are you interested in learning more about:

The UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program invites you to attend:

“(Show) Trials and Tribulations: Enemy Combatants and the Saga at Guantanamo Bay”

Featuring Muneer Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, American University

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
5pm to 7pm
Law Building 1430

Reception to Follow the Event in the Lobby

(Law Students, please note Tuesday we will be on a Monday schedule due to the Presidents Day Holiday)

A former defense attorney for a Guantanamo detainee, Professor Ahmad returns to UCLA to provide an update of his “critical race ethnography” of Guantanamo Bay.
Professor Ahmad delivered the keynote address “Guantanamo is Here: Race, Rights, and Citizenship” at the inaugural symposium of the CRS Program in 2007 (click here to view)
He continues his advocacy and scholarly work to connect the relationship between the detention policies

in the US War on Terror and US racial hierarchies.

This panel discussion is part of the CRS program’s continuing effort to explore the relationship between legal and social processes
that construct Muslims, Arabs, Middle Easterners and South Asians as “racial others.”

Please RSVP to crs@law.ucla,edu

Co-sponsored by: the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy,
South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)



Wednesday November 7, 2007

Lecture Series: “Genocide and Rwanda”

12:15 in Rm 1430

Barbara L. Mulvaney is the Senior Trial Attorney at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), handling the Bagosora, et al case. For the past five years, she has been in trial presenting evidence against four senior Military Officers, a General, two Colonels and a Major, accused of masterminding the Rwandan Genocide. The Courtroom presentation ended June 1 2007, and the Judges are expected to render a decision by the end of 2008.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lecture Series: “War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity”

2:30 pm in Rm 1447

Carmen Argibay Molina, Justice of the Argentine Supreme Court, will give a lecture entitled “War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.” The event is co-sponsored by the Program on Argentina of the UCLA Latin American Institute, the UCLA School of Law, and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday September 19, 2007

Department of State Career Info Session

12:30-1:30 in Room 1457
Pizza will be served

ILS will be co-sponsoring a Department of State career info session this Wednesday. For those of you interested in landing an internship or job in the future with a U.S. government agency, especially the Dept of State, this should be tremendously helpful.

Peter Kovach, the Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence and Visiting Professor in the UCLA Department of Public Policy, is a senior Foreign Service officer with more than 25 years of experience. He has studied and served at embassies in the Middle East, South Asia and East Asia.

Anna Spain, Assistant Director of the Burkle Center for International Relations, was formerly with the Office of the Legal Adviser. She served as a delegate to the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, represented the U.S. Government before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, and served as the adviser on investment disputes in Asia and the Pacific.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Speaker Lunch Series: Eric Guttschuss (’06)
12:15 – 1:15 (room 1314)

One of our alums, Eric Guttschuss, will be here in Los Angeles next week and we have asked him to come by and speak with interested students. Eric spent time in Africa before he came to UCLA School of Law, worked abroad in a public interest capacity during his summers, and has worked in Africa since he graduated in 2006. Eric is looking forward to talking with all students interested in international work and will talk about the work in which he has engaged, how and when he applied for positions, and the work he continues to do.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

First ILS General Meeting
12:30 PM in Room 1347

Come meet the ILS board and hear UCLAw Professor Beard discuss the career possibilities in international law. Lunch will be provided!

More events coming soon!



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