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College of Law Journal of Global Rights and Organizations and Impunity Watch News Announce Distinguished Lecturer Series

Posted on Tuesday 2/4/2020

The College of Law’s Journal of Global Rights and Organizations (JGRO) and Impunity Watch News (IWN) have announced the participants for its Spring 2020 Distinguished Lecturer Series.

The scheduled speakers are:

Professor Chimene Keitner on “Immunity of Foreign Officials”

Professor of International Law, UC Hastings College of Law

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 | noon – 1 p.m.

Location 352

Dr. Kristen Boon on “Immunity of International Organizations after Jam v. IFC

Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location 352

Dr. Margareta Matache on “The Roma Case for Reparations”

Justice activist and scholar from Romania 

Director of the Roma Program at the Harvard University Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights 

(In conjunction with the Syracuse University School of Education’s Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location TBA

John Sopko

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Time TBD

(in conjunction with the Maxwell School and the Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law)

“Through its Distinguished Lecturer Series,  The Journal of Global Rights and Organizations and Impunity Watch News is able to bring leading experts in international law to continue the dialog on dynamic, evolving—and sometimes vexing—issues in international law and legal institutions,” says Professor Cora True-Frost, Faculty Director of Impunity Watch News and the Journal of Global Rights and Organizations. “As the international community grapples with difficult questions of rights, laws, and norms, JGRO and Impunity Watch News’ focus is needed more than ever, and our students will be the next generation’s thought leaders on these issues.”