FridayHLS in the World:

The Sovereignty-Rights Interplay

Oct 27|2:00 - 3:30pm
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As Brexit and the 2016 U.S. election–among many other recent events–have demonstrated, globalization is having an enormous impact on our thinking about sovereignty and citizenship. This panel examines political, legal, economic, and other implications of challenges to historic ideas about sovereignty, with particular attention to the interplay between respect for sovereign borders and a responsibility to promote global concerns, such as universal human rights. Panelists include leading figures in areas such as public international law, international governance, human rights, international trade, the rights of indigenous people, and religious law.

William P. Alford '77 Henry L. Stimson Professor; Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies; Director, East Asian Legal Studies Program; Chair, Project on Disability, Harvard Law School
Anne-Marie Slaughter '85 President/CEO, New America
Helena Alviar LL.M. '97 S.J.D. '01 Profesora Titular, Universidad de los Andes
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law School
Monika Bickert '00 Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook
Seung Wha Chang LL.M. ’92 S.J.D. ’94 Professor of Law, Seoul National University
C.V. Chen LL.M. '70 S.J.D. '72 Managing Partner, Lee and Li
Koenraad Lenaerts LL.M. '78 President, Court of Justice of the European Union
Ray Mabus '75 Former Secretary, United States Navy
Ruth Okediji LL.M. '91 S.J.D. '96 Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Michael Stein '88 Visiting Professor and Executive Director, Project on Disability, Harvard Law School