Actors without Borders


FRIDAY, February 17, 2012

5:00-6:00 p.m. Dean’s Reception for Presenters and Cornell Law School Faculty
Faculty Lounge

6:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks: Stewart Schwab, Allan R. Tessler Dean; Professor, Cornell Law School
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

6:10 p.m. Keynote Address: Professor Jordan Paust, “International Law, Democracy, and the Arab Spring”
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

7:30 p.m. Dinner Reception for Presenters
Roe Room, Statler Hotel

SATURDAY, February 18, 2012

8:00-8:50 a.m. Breakfast
Berger Atrium

9:00-9:50 a.m. Session 1: Hannibal Travis presents “Wargaming the Twitterlutions: Judging the Causes and Consequences of the Arab Spring, and Planning for U.N. Responses”
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

9:50-10:00 a.m. Break

10:00-10:40 a.m. Session 2: Shima Baradaran presents “A War on Terror Financing: The Impact of International Law on Money Laundering in the Middle East and Beyond”
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

10:40-10:50 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Session 3: Panel Discussion entitled, “Women: Visibility, Rights, and a Status in Flux,” featuring:

  • Erika George, Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
  • Hedayat Heikal, Attorney in private practice and Post-Graduate Research Fellow at Harvard Law School
  • Ann E. Mayer, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Moderated by Chantal Thomas, Professor, Cornell Law School; Director, Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa; former Chair, Law Department, American University in Cairo

Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

12:10-12:20 p.m. Break

12:20-1:10 p.m. Session 4: D.A. Jeremy Telman, presents “Non-State Actors in the Middle East: A Challenge for Rationalist Legal Theory”
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

1:10-2:10 p.m.  Lunch for Presenters
Faculty Lounge

2:10-3:00 p.m. Session 5: Karima Bennoune presents “Feminists versus Fundamentalists: The Battle for Women’s Rights in the Democratic Spring of 2011”
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

3:00-3:10 p.m. Break

3:10-4:00 p.m. Session 6: Dr. Yaël Ronen presents “Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Territorial Entities”
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

4:00-4:10 p.m. Break

4:10-5:30 p.m. Session 7: Panel Discussion entitled, “Transitional Rule of Law, Human Rights, and the State/Non-State Dichotomy,” featuring:

  • Bernard K. Freamon, Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Scott MacLeod, Professor, American University in Cairo; Middle East Correspondent for Time Magazine, 1995 to 2010; Managing Editor, Cairo Review of Global Affairs
  • Moria Paz, Lecturer, Stanford Law School; Teaching Fellow, Stanford Program in International Legal Studies
  • Moderated by Jens Ohlin, Associate Professor, Cornell Law School

Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

5:30-5:40 p.m.  Closing Remarks
Mancuso Amphitheater, Rm. G90

5:45 p.m. Dinner Reception for Presenters, Attendees, Co-Sponsors, and Organizers
Berger Atrium