On March 18, 2014, the Arts Council of Canada announced the recipients of the 2014 Killam Fellowships. Among the five nominees is Professor Lionel Smith, director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and a James McGill Professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.
Professor Lionel Smith's Killam award will allow him to carry out a two-year full-time research project entitled Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Obligations.
Matinée constitutionnelle -- L’égalité comme justice: réhabiliter Aristote et revivifier l’article 15
A Matinée Constitutionnelle, organized by the Regroupement Droit, changements et gouvernance, McGill's Faculty of Law, and the Université de Montréal's Centre de recherche en droit public.
Professeur Charles-Maxime Panaccio, from the University of Ottawa, will present, and Professor Daniel Weinstock will comment. This talk will be in French.
The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. in collaboration with the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, presents a talk by Dzodzi Tsikata, O’Brien Fellow in Residence.
Renowned anthropologist and winner of the 2013 Holberg Prize, Bruno Latour, will be coming to speak on "Gaia, Anthropology and the Law."
His reflections will pursue a theme he undertook in the 2013 Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, entitled “Facing Gaia, Six Lectures on the Political Theology of Nature.”
See http://www.bruno-latour.fr/node/486. Latour’s ongoing project, An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence (AIME) forms the backdrop to the lecture.
A Legal Theory Workshop with Annalise Acorn, Thomas Lawlor Professor of Law and Ethics, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.
Professor Acorn's topic is “Hero Worship”, which continues her investigation of law and emotion. She has taught and written about legal themes in literature and this talk will also be further in that vein, focussing considerably upon George Eliot’s Middlemarch.
Accès à la justice et litige en droit de la personne en Haïti : conférence avec Me Patrice Florvilus
Patrice Florvilus will speak about challenges to access to justice and litigating human rights in Haiti, as well as his own struggles as a Haitian human rights defender.
Geographical Indications in New Contexts: The Promise, Perils and Politics of Protecting Place-Based Products
McGill's Centre for Intellectual Property Policy presents Professor Rosemary Coombe of York University, on "Geographical Indications in New Contexts: The Promise, Perils and Politics of Protecting Place-Based Products".
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.
Apples and Oranges are Both Still Fruits: Comparing International Commercial and Investment Arbitration
The McGill Dispute Resolution Lecture Series 2014, organized by the Private Justice and the Rule of Law group, welcomes Brian King, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, New York, for a talk titled: “Apples and Oranges are Both Still Fruits: Comparing International Commercial and Investment Arbitration.”
RSVP: kuzi [dot] charamba [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca