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An International Symposium co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and the New York University School of Law

Free & Open to the Public
March 7-10, 2000

Celebrating the Law Library during the Bicentennial of the Library of Congress

Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium
 

ADA accommodations should be requested five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or <ADA@loc.gov>.

 
9:00 am Welcome: James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress
Introduction: Norman Dorsen, Chair and Founding Faculty Director, Global Law School Program, New York University School of Law
Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of Congress
 
9:30 am – noon

Session 1
Transnational Justice and National Sovereignty

Moderator: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor, Harvard Law School
Commentator: Hisashi Owada, President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo, Japan and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law

Papers
Philip Allott, Professor, Trinity College, Cambridge, England and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Bruno Simma, Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, and University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 2
Roles of Women: Norms and Culture

Moderator: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
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ommentator: Eva Cantarella, Professor of Roman Law, University of Milan, Italy and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law

Papers
Kenneth Karst, Professor, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
Ellen Gracie Northfleet, Judge, Fourth Regional Federal Tribunal da 4a Regiao, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Professor of Law, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

 
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Plenary Session A
Democracy, Legitimacy, and the Rule of Law

Moderator: Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Panelists
Thomas Franck, Professor and Director, Center for International Studies, New York University School of Law, and President, American Society of International Law
Daniel Fung, Senior Counsel, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong
Rosalyn Higgins, Judge, International Court of Justice, The Hague

 
Wednesday, March 8, 2000
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium
 
ADA accommodations should be requested five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or <ADA@loc.gov>.
 
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Session 3
Political Status and Democracy in Multi-ethnic and Multi-racial States

Moderator: Stanley N. Katz, Professor in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Commentator: Ann Elizabeth Mayer, Associate Professor of Legal Studies, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Papers
Jaydeva Uyangoda, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Kogila Moodley, Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Nadezhda Mihailova, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria

 
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 4
Natural Resources and the Environment: Individual versus Community Interests

Moderator: Koichiro Fujikura, Professor, Tezukayama University, Faculty of Law and Policy, Nara, Japan and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law
Commentator: Sidney Draggan, Senior Science and Science Policy Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Papers
Yuri Kostenko, Member, Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Richard Stewart, Professor, New York University School of Law
Antonio Azuela, Attorney General for Environmental Protection, Federal Government of Mexico

 
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Plenary Session B
Can we use law to hold the past to account?

Moderator: Prosser Gifford, Director, Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress

Panelists
Shlomo Avineri, Professor, Department of Political Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Alex Boraine, Director, Project on Transitional Justice, New York University School of Law, and Vice-Chairman, South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Cape, South Africa
Luis Moreno Ocampo, Attorney, Moreno Ocampo Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina; former prosecutor of Military Junta Trial; and Professor at Buenos Aires University Law School

 
Thursday, March 9, 2000
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium
(PLEASE NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION FROM MUMFORD ROOM, JAMES MADISON BUILDING)
 
ADA accommodations should be requested five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or <ADA@loc.gov>.
 
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Session 5
Religion, Culture, and Governance

Moderator: Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, The University of Chicago
Commentator: Stephen Holmes, Professor, Princeton University, Department of Politics, Princeton, NJ and Professor, New York University School of Law

Papers
Inder Kumar Gujral, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Former Prime Minister of India, New Delhi, India
Nur Vergin, Professor, Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science, Turkey
Alexander N. Domrin, Senior Research Fellow, Comparative Constitutional Law and Parliamentary Division, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, Moscow, Russia and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law

 
Friday, March 10, 2000
New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall
 
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Session 6
Corporate Power, National Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in a Global Economy

Moderator: Harry T. Edwards, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Commentator: Robert Pitofsky, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.

Papers
Daniel Tarullo, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Michael John Trebilcock, Professor of Law and Economics, University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law
Ko-Yung Tung, Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Fali Nariman
, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and President, The Bar Association of India, New Delhi, India (paper will be presented in his absence)

 
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 7
The State and Human Rights

Moderator: John M. Walker, Jr., Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Commentator: Ratna Kapur, Visiting Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Director, Centre of Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi, India

Papers
Philip Alston, Professor, European University Institute, Department of Law, Florence, Italy and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law
Robert Badinter, Senator, French Senate; former President of the French Constitutional Court; Professor Emeritus, Université de Paris; and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law
Andras Sajo, Professor, The Central European University, Legal Studies, Budapest, Hungary and Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law

 
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
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