John A. Hall (bio page), James McGill Professor of Sociology, will talk about civility, its rise, fall and re-emergence, underscoring its social impact and contrasting it to alternative ideological options available in the marketplace.
Organized by the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy.
Please note that due to provincial elections taking place in Quebec that day, all classes, laboratories and examinations in all faculties and in the School of Continuing Studies are cancelled on Monday, April 7, 2014.
However, University and Faculty administrative offices will be open for business.
The Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law invites you to a conference that will examine the cohabitation, in Canada, of the civil law and the common law. Our main speaker will be the Hon. Marie Deschamps. Her respondents will be Professor Adrian Popovici and Professor Stephen Smith.
DCL candidate Edin Hodžić will be defending his thesis, "The (not so) gentle civilizer of consociations?: International human rights law and the challenges of group political rights", which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Mark Antaki.
All Born to Freedom? Comparing the Law & Politics of Race and the Memory of Slavery in the U.S. & France Today
The Institute of Comparative Law welcomes Professor Ariela Gross, John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History at USC Gould School of Law.
The Faculty of Law welcomes Professor Kira Matus, London School of Economics.
The Centre for Human rights and Legal Pluralism and the Annie MacDonald Langstaff Lecture Series welcome Madhav Khosla, PhD Candidate, Harvard University, who will talk about "Equality and the Indian Supreme Court: The Naz Foundation Case."
The Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law welcomes Bertrand Stoffel, University of Zurich, for a Civil Law Workshop, under the theme « Les apparences en droit civil ».
Appearance plays a major role in civil evidence. Certainly, the judge may sometimes rely on science to prove facts. Often however, the judge will have to base her judgment on what appears to her as true or false.
The 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance will be an opportunity to analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance. The conference will also aim to propose viable policy options and regulatory mechanisms that will help ensure that present generations of humanity can continue their exploration and use of outer space without seriously compromising the possibility for future generations to do the same.
The McGill Arbitration Society, the Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research Team, the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law at McGill University, and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration are pleased to welcome Alexis Mourre (Vice-President of the ICC), who will give a talk as part of the “The McGill Symposium on International Arbitration.”