23rd Annual Fulbright Symposium: International Law in a Multipolar World
Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate University School of Law
Sompong Sucharitkul Center for Advanced International Legal Studies
The 23rd Annual Fulbright Symposium on International Legal Problems:
International Law in a Multipolar World
Professor Michael van Walt van Praag
"The Missing Peace: International Law of Intrastate Relations"
Professor van Walt van Praag is a visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at the School of Historical Studies in Princeton, NJ; Executive President of Kreddha, an international non-governmental organization which he founded in 1999 for the prevention and resolution of violent intra-state conflicts; and an international lawyer specializing in intra-state conflict resolution. He previously served as advisor and consultant to numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations in peace talks in regions ranging from Chechnya to Papua New Guinea. Professor van Walt van Praag has held visiting teaching and research positions at Stanford, UCLA, Indiana, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Golden Gate University School of Law. Full bio
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Presented in cooperation with the ABA Section of International Law. No financial support has been provided by the Fulbright Programs for this event.
Conference Schedule (subject to change)
Welcome - 9:00am to 10:00am
Master of Ceremonies: Adjunct Professor Remiguis Chibueze, Attorney at Law; Adjunct Professor of Law,Golden Gate University School of Law
Introduction: Professor Chris Okeke, Professor of Law; Director, LL.M. & S.J.D. in International Legal Studies Programs; Director,Sompong Sucharitkul Center for Advanced International Legal Studies,Golden Gate University School of Law
Keynote Speaker: "The Missing Peace: International Law of Intrastate Relations" Professor Michael van Walt van Praag, Institute for Advanced Study at the School of Historical Studies
Break 10:00am to 10:20am
Conference Report, Professor Chris Okeke and
Morning Panel - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Moderator: Professor Peter Keane, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law,Golden Gate University School of Law
The Grounds of Interconnection between International Environmental and International Economic Law in the Context of Russian Concept of International Law
Dr. Daria Boklan, Associate Professor, Russian Academy for Foreign Trade
Reform of WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement and China’s Prospective Accession
Professor Fuguo Cao, Professor, Law School of Central University of Finance and Economics; 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar, George Washington University Law School
Is Existing International Environmental Law Adequate in Addressing the Challenge of Global Climate Change?
The Honorable Senior Judicial Magistrate Farjana Yesmin, Senior Judicial Magistrate, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Fellow, 2012-2013 Golden Gate University School of Law/International Women Judges Graduate Fellowship Program (LL.M. in Environmental Law)
Attributing Responsibility under International Humanitarian Law to Organized Armed Opposition Groups
Adjunct Professor Warren Small, Attorney at Law; Adjunct Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Monterey College of Law, and Monterey Institute of International Studies
A Case for Individual Standing in International Law
The Honorable Nick O. Agbo, Former Member, Federal House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria; S.J.D. Candidate, Golden Gate University School of Law
Is a Multipolar World a Concern to International Law?
Rapporteur: Adjunct Professor Zakia Afrin, Adjunct Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law; Legal Program Manager at Maitri (Nonprofit serving Domestic Violence Survivors)
Lunch - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Afternoon Panel - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Moderator: Adjunct Professor Art Gemmel, Adjunct Professor of Law & Senior Fellow,Sompong Sucharitkul Center for Advanced International Studies, Golden Gate University School of Law
Islamic Militance and the Uighur of Kazakhstan: Recommendations for U.S. Policy
Professor Andreas Borgeas, Professor of International & Comparative Law, San Joaquin College of Law; Fulbright Alumnus
It is Africa: Selective Prosecutions at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Mr. Eustace Azubuike, Research Assistant and S.J.D. Candidate, Golden Gate University School of Law
Kenya's Encounter with the International Criminal Court
The Honorable Lady Justice Mary Kasango, Lady Justice, High Court, Kenya; 2013 LL.M. in Environmental Law Program Candidate, Golden Gate University School of Law
Promoting Accountability of Government Officials in Foreign Direct Investments Aimed at Curbing Transnational Corruption: The Importance of Public Participation
Miss Delisile Xolile Ntshalintshali, 2013 LL.M. in International Legal Studies Program Candidate, Golden Gate University School of Law; Recipient, 2012 Fulbright Scholarship Award
Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Nigeria
Dr. Sunday Gozie Ogbodo, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program, Faculty of Law, University of Benin
Antarctic Governance: From ATCM to A Permanent Antarctic Organization?
Professor Dr. Li Chen, Professor of Law,Fudan University School of Law; 2012-2013 Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia, School of Law
Rapporteur: Adjunct Professor Sophie Clavier, Adjunct Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law; Associate Professor of International Relations, San Francisco State University
Closing Remarks: Professor Chris Okeke
When & Where
Golden Gate University School of Law
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