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Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste

Distinguished Speaker Series

From formal presentations, informal brown bag lunches, and faculty/student activities, the events hosted through the McGeorge School of Law Distinguished Speaker Series provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas for the betterment of law faculty as colleagues working together, as scholars from law schools across the nation and world sharing abstracts of in-progress research, and as teachers who can share a wellspring of emerging ideas and perspectives in the classroom.

2014-2015 Events

"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"

Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.
When: Aug. 26, 2014

"Trade Liberalization for Least Developed Countries: WTO, Bretton Woods and Regional North South Trade Agreements"

Presented by: Ambassador Arsene Balihuta
When: Oct. 2, 2014

"Ethics in International Arbitration: the Arbitrator Intelligence Project"

Presented by: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State
When: Oct. 21, 2014

"The Struggles of Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration in Israel"

Presented by: Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
When: Nov. 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom A

"Dog Whistle Politics: Coded Racism and Inequality for All"

Presented by: Ian F. Haney‐López
When: Feb. 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Where: Classroom H

"Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"

Presented by: Abby Ginzberg
When: Feb. 4, 2015

"The Diversity Rationale for Affirmative Action: A (Scripted) Dialogue with Justice Kennedy"

Presented by: Anita Bernstein
When:Feb. 5, 2015

"Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality"

Presented by: Jo Becker
When:Feb. 12, 2015 

"Theater or Transitional Justice: Reforming Egypt's Judiciary"

Presented by: Sahar Aziz, Associate Professor Texas A&M School of Law
When: April 2, 2015 

"Losing our Right to Privacy: How Far is Too Far?"

Presented by: Mark Ellis
When: April 20, 2015