January 5, 2005
New Voices in International Law: Hilary Charlesworth, Karen Engle and Ileana Porras reflect on U.S. role in the world. 4:00 P.M., January 11, Room 175.
by Cheri Brooks, Wayne Morse Center
A free public forum at the University of Oregon School of Law will feature three young international law scholars new voices in the debate on U.S. international law and policy. The forum, organized by international law professor Ibrahim Gassama, will be held Tuesday, January 11, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 175 of the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. in Eugene.
At the forum, titled New Voices in International Law, Hilary Charlesworth, Karen Engle, and Ileana Porras will reflect on the U.S. role in the world and challenges such as economic and social inequity, nuclear proliferation, AIDS, terrorism, and gender violence.
Ibrahim Gassama said, I felt that it was important to hear from these capable younger international scholars at a time when many of us are deeply concerned about the concerted efforts to undermine international law and international institutions.
Hilary Charlesworth, an Australian law professor and holder of the 2005 Wayne Morse Chair of Law andPolitics, is considered one of the world’s leading feminist international law scholars. She wrote the first book-length work to focus on the role of women’s issues in that arena and co-authored one of the most widely used international law texts.
Karen Engle writes and lectures extensively on identity politics, international law, human rights, and employment discrimination. She is an incisive and original thinker who holds a chair at the University of Texas School of Law.
Ileana Porras is a law professor who most recently spent four years as member of a Cistercian (Trappist) community in Northern California. She focuses on issues of violence, colonialism, trade, and the environment. She has made important contributions to various aspects of international law, including international environmental law and international economic law.
The forum is part of a two-year inquiry by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics into The Changing Geopolitical Order: Implications for Peace and Stability.
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