“Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law,” will be held at the Pyle Center on April 21-22, 2017. The conference will be an interdisciplinary conversation on the histories, rules, and implementation of international humanitarian law with the goal of beginning an exchange among practitioners, lawyers, and scholars who focus specifically on international humanitarian law in its own right, as well as in comparison with human rights and criminal law.
Visit the conference website for the program and a list of participants.
On Friday, April 21st at Union South, the Graduate Early Modern Student Society (GEMSS) is holding its first ever research symposium,”Early Modern Amalgams.” The event is free and open to all students. Free food will be provided for attendees during the lunch and reception.
The Department of French and Italian is holding a panel discussion on the first round of the French elections on Tuesday, April 25th from 4:00PM-5:30PM in Union South.
Speakers will include:
This Friday, April 14th, from 3:30 to 5 pm, Consul General of China to Chicago, Hong Lei, will give a speech on Sino-US relations in Social Sciences 6210. Anyone is welcome to attend this event.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is holding an event, “A Liberal and Conservative Case for the European Union”, on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm in the Red Gym. This event will feature Dalibor Rohac, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who studies European political and economic trends. He will be speaking about the liberal and conservative perspectives on the eurozone and the fate of the European Union.
The African Studies Program is very excited to welcome two renowned human rights advocates to campus on April 19th.
Jolly Okot and Jestina Mukoko will explore the role of women in peacebuilding, development, and conflict resolution. Mukoko will speak on “The Dichotomy of Human Rights in Zimbabwe” and Okot will speak on “The Role of Women in Developing Africa.”
This year’s Fall Majors Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, from 3:30-6:00 pm at Union South. Come to the majors fair and browse, chat, explore and ask questions of over 100 departments, majors and certificate programs representing all 8 undergraduate schools and colleges. Advisors from Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) will also be available to answer your questions.
On April 13th at 6:45PM in Law School Room 5246, Gerard Alexander, Associate Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, will be coming to speak at an event titled The Rise of Modern Populism and Nationalism. Additionally, John Hall and John Sharpless from the UW-Madison History Department will be speaking.
The Wisconsin International Law Journal (WILJ) is having its 2017 annual Symposium on Friday, March 31st, and students are free to attend. More information can be found here.