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Law, Human Rights, and Revolution: Transitions in the Wake of the Arab Spring

A two-day symposium

Friday, February 17, 2012
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room 1430
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Introduction

Rachel F. Moran | Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Introduction: Priyan Chandraratna

9:00 am - 10:30 am Transitional Accountability

moderator: Maximo Langer | Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

panelists: Michael Wahid Hanna | Fellow, The Century Foundation

Bronwyn Anne Leebaw | Associate Professor History, UC Riverside

David Tolbert | President, International Center for Transitional Justice

10:45 am - 12:15 pm Constitutional Transitions

moderator: Stephen Gardbaum | MacArthur Foundation Professor of International Justice and Human Rights, UCLA School of Law

panelists: Nathan Brown | Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; Nonresident Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Corporation of NY

Intisar Rabb | Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law

Amr Shalakany | Associate Professor of Law, The American University in Cairo

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Keynote Address

moderator: David Kaye | Executive Director, International Human Rights Law Program

M. Cherif Bassiouni | Distinguished Research Professor of Law; President, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law; President, International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, Siracusa, Italy

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Regional and International Dimensions

moderator: Kal Rautiala | Professor, UCLA School of Law and UCLA International Institute Director, UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations

panelists: Omar M. Dajani | Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Bassam Haddad | Director of the Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University

Seval Yildirim | Associate Professor of Law; Director, Center for International & Comparative Law, Whittier Law School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Human Rights Law after the Arab Spring

moderator: Susan Slyomovics| Professor of Anthropology and Near Easter Languages and Cultures, UCLA

panelists: Asli Ü Bäli | Acting Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law 

George Bisharat | Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law

Adrien Katherine Wing | Bessie Dutton Murray Professor, University of Iowa College of Law

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Closing Remarks

Sponsor(s): , Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board; Critical Race Studies, UCLA Law; Graduate Students Association; International Human Rights Law Association; International Human Rights Program, University of California Humanities Research Institute

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