Office of International Law and Policy Development:
News & announcements for the week of

Project Bosnia | Project Poland | Operation Kosovo | IPRO
 Upcoming Events: 
Global Perspective Talk Series Continues: 
  1.  Global Law and Policy Initative and our cosponsor the Consulate General of Isreal are pleased 
        to invite you to the following presentation: 
Current Issues in the Middle East Peace Process 
A Presentation and Discussion Featuring Professor Yehuda Blum 
  •      All interested students and faculty encouraged to attend 
  •      Thursday, December 2nd
  •      12: 00 PM 
  •      Lunch will be served
Yehuda Blum is the Hersch Lauterpatcht Professor of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Professor Blum served as Law Clerk to the late Justice Goitein of the Israel Supreme Court, and has been a professor at Hebrew University since 1965, writing widely on international law issues.  Professor Blum also served as Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations from 1978-1984, and was on the negotiating team that led the Camp David Accords.  He will share his observations on the major issues facing the Middle East Peace Process.

Professor Blum's presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

 Past Events: 

 Tuesday, November 16th: 


        Representatives from each of the following organizations presented information about their 
        upcoming programs.  Each group focused on opportunities available for student participation 
        in international law. 
                Amnesty International 
                Colloquium of International Law 
                International Law Students Association 
                International Moot Court Honor Society 
                Refugee & Asylum Law Externship I.P.R.O 
                War Crimes Documentation I.P.R.O 

 Thursday, November 11,  1999 

     Topic:  Establishing the Rule of Law in Kosovo: The Challenges of Building a Democratic  
                 Justice System 

     This panel discussion examined current efforts in Kosovo to create a functioning judiciary, a  
      legislative framework, and a police force that respects individual liberties.  The panel included  
      Peter Schuler, who served as a NATO lawyer in Bosnia and teaches a seminar on 
      international  policing, and Chicago-Kent's assistant dean, Charles Rudnick, who just returned  
      from two month in Kosovo, where he was coordinating a legal reconstruction program for the  
      American Bar Association. 

Tuesday, November 9, 1999 

       Topic:  CUBA:  Human Rights Abuse & U.S. Embargo 
       The co-sponsored event with Amnesty International featured Luis Zunig who was a political  
       prisoner in Cuba for 19 years and served on the United Nations Commission for Human  
       Rights f rom 1989-1998.  Mr Zunig spoke to students and faculty about the current human  
       rights and trade issues in Cuba.    Moderated by Professor Bart Brown. 

Thursday, November 4,  1999: 

Topic:  The Danger of Landmines:  Experiences of the Bosnia & Herzegovina Demining Commission 

In this public discussion and luncheon, the leadership of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Demining Commission discussed with students, faculty and area leaders the impact of landmines in their country and explained the Commission's efforts to rid Bosnia and Herzegovina of these terrible devices.  

Wednesday , November 3, 1999: 
Topic:  Russia in Transition:  Overview of Current Constitutional Issues 

Dr. Irina Bogdanovskaia of the Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Science, is a leading scholar on comparative law in Russia.  Currently a visiting scholar at Georgetown, she spent three days at Chicago-Kent as the guest of the Global Law and Policy Policy Initiative and the Institute for Science, Law and Technology.  During Dr. Bogdanoviskaia stay  GLAPI hosted a luncheon in which she discussed the current constitutional development in Russia with students and faculty of Chicago-Kent.