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Democracy and the Rule of Law in a Changing World Order

An International Symposium
Event Date: March 7-10, 2000

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Tuesday, March 7, 2000

James Billington (photo) 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
Justice O'Connor (photo)

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

Presentations by:
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

Justice Ginsburg (photo)

Session 2
Roles of Women: Norms and Culture

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

Presentations by:
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

Justice Kennedy (photo)

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

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

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

Kogila Moodley (photo)

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

Presentations by:
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

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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

Presentations by:
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

Shlomo Avineri (photo)

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

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

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

Jean Bethke Elshtain (photo)

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

Presentations by:
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
The final day's sessions are available through the New York University School of Law (CLICK HERE)