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Office of International Law and Policy
Week of September 13, 2004


On Wednesday, September 15th, GLAPI and the OILP are pleased to present a briefing by retired U.S. Army major general Bill Nash. General Nash will be discussing post-conflict capabilities and lessons learned from recent engagements in the Balkans and Iraq.

The event will be held in Room 547 from 8:30am to 10:30 am. Please rsvp to Nena Heard at 312-906-5134 if you plan to be there as space is limited and depending on turnout we may need to move to a larger room.

Background of the speaker:

William L. Nash, a retired U.S. Army major general, is the General John W. Vessey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations,

Major General William L. Nash, USA (Ret.) has extensive experience in peacekeeping operations, both as a military commander in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as a civilian administrator for the United Nations in Kosovo. He served in the Army for 34 years, and is a veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm where he commanded an armored brigade. He led U.S. troops into Bosnia after the Dayton accords, and later served as regional U.N. administrator in Kosovo.Since his retirement in 1998, Nash has been a Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Director of Civil-Military Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. In addition to his duties at the Council, General Nash is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and a military consultant for ABC News. He has been the Director of the Council’s Center for Preventive Action since April, 2001.


Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Global Law and Policy Initiative are pleased to present a winner of the 2001 Millennium Peace Award, Pakistani international human rights attorney Hina Jilani as the first “Brown Bag Luncheon Speaker” for fall, 2004. On Monday October 4th from 12 to 2pm in room 305 Ms. Jilani will be speaking informally about her work defending the rights of women, minorities and children through activist and legal strategies. For more information about Hini Jilani please go to Bring your lunch to the talk - we will provide drinks - please RSVP to Nena Heard at so we know our approximate headcount!


Supported in part by the Canadian Consulate in Chicago, Chicago-Kent will host an all day conference to examine Strategies for Combatting Human Trafficking in the NAFTA Region. Speakers will address the challenges of defining the problem, describe current efforts at the regional, national and international level to fight human trafficking, and the final panel of the day will assess recommended policy options in light of the current situation. There will be a keynote address at lunch by Canadian Senator Jerry Grafstein, and following the day's speakers, Chicago-Kent will host a BENEFIT COCKTAIL PARTY AND FILM SCREENING of David Mamet's film Spartan in support of the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center. For more information, watch this spot and


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