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On Libya

A joint talk by Aslı Bâli and James Gelvin, both of UCLA

Monday, October 03, 2011
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, 90095

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Aslı Bâli : "Regime Change by International Law."

Aslı Bâli is Acting Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law.  She teaches Public International Law, International Human Rights and a seminar on the Laws of War.  She joins the UCLA faculty from the Yale Law School where she was the Irving S. Ribicoff Fellow in Law and Coordinator of the Middle East Legal Forum.  A graduate of Williams College, Cambridge University, where she was a Herchel Smith Scholar, and the Yale Law School, she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and as an articles editor of the Yale Journal of Human Rights & Development.  Bâli also hold a Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University.  Bâli’s research interests focus on public international law generally, including the intersection of international law and international relations, as well as issues of non-proliferation, human rights and humanitarian law.  She also has a strong interest in the comparative law of the Middle East. Recent work includes The Paradox of Judicial Independence: Constitutional Transition and the Turkish Example (forthcoming 2011, Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 52, Issue 2); Beyond Legality and Legitimacy: Intervention and the Eroding Norm of Nonproliferation (chapter in a collected volume, forthcoming 2011, Oxford University Press); American Overreach: Strategic Interests and Millennial Ambitions in the Middle East, published in Geopolitics Vol. 15, Issue 2 (2010); and From Subjects to Citizens? The Shifting Paradigm of Electoral Authoritarianism in the Middle East, published in Middle East Law and Governance (2009). 

James Gelvin: "Libya: The First Arab Revolution?"

James L. Gelvin is professor of modern Middle Eastern history at UCLA.  He was graduated from Columbia University (A.B.), the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (M.I.A.), and Harvard University (Ph.D.).  He has taught at Boston College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the American University in Beirut.  A specialist in the modern social and cultural history of the Arab East, he is author of Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (University of California Press, 1998), The Modern Middle East: A History (Oxford University Press, 2004, 2007, 2011), The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War (Cambridge University Press, 2005, 2007), along with numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes.  His most recent book is The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2011.) 

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

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