Harvard Leadership Conference

The Harvard Leadership Conference

– Leading Innovation –

Saturday, March 8

Northwest Laboratories, 52 Oxford Street

Connect with your Harvard Community from all 12 Graduate and Professional Schools.

Get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-leadership-conference-tickets-10270857411

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378427449095164/

Official event website: http://hgc.harvard.edu/hlc/

Become a Volunteer (get the perks): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XFENpCzBpL4iAkAaksu_LlRYOSm34yLRVhMylYv_KQY/viewform

The Harvard Leadership Conference is a day long event that takes place on Saturday, March 8. It is organized for all 12 Graduate and Professional schools at Harvard around the theme of Leading Innovation.

The conference brings together world leading experts from Harvard and beyond in the fields of Education, Health, Government, Climate Change and Internet Security to highlight the challenges and opportunities waiting to be seized and disrupted in these fields.

Choose your field of interest and spend the day getting immersed in it. Each field offers a panel of world renowned experts followed by immersive exercises where you will be engaging with your fellow attendees on a tackling global challenges.

Come to get Inspired to disrupt the status quo, Innovate by coming up with ideas with peers from across the University and then get the opportunity to Implement them in our immersive exercises.

The conference places great emphasis on community. An underlying goal of the conference is bringing people from all 12 Graduate and Professional Schools at Harvard together to tackle global issues. This is your opportunity to connect with your Harvard wide community.

Call for Papers: Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History: Law and International History

The ConIH Committee invites graduate students to submit proposals for the Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on International History to take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 14 and 15, 2013.
Graduate students who are interested in participating in the conference should submit a one-page paper proposal and one-page curriculum vitae (in Word, RTF, or PDF format) to  conih at fas.harvard.edu. Proposals must be received by November 20, 2012, in order to be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made in December. For additional information about the conference, please contact the conference organizers at  conih at fas.harvard.edu or visit the conference website.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The Scoop:
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Mahindra Humanities Center invites all Harvard graduate students to submit a proposal to coordinate an Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Conference. Funding for the conference will be available up to the amount of $7,500. The conference should take place during the current academic year, 2012-13.
Proposals interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary in design and scope will be considered by the committee. The proposal should consist of a one- to two-page description, outlining the theme and the proposed structure of the conference.
There will be an information session on Thursday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Warren House Lounge for students interested in submitting proposals.
Please send proposals to the attention of Sarah Razor, Warren House 108, 11 Prescott Street. For further information, or to obtain examples of past graduate conference budgets and publicity materials, inquire with Sarah at  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 1.
Recent Graduate Student Conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by the Mahindra Center:
How To End a Revolution, 2012
Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience, 2011
Objects of Knowledge, Objects of Exchange, 2009
Decomposition, 2008
Bodily Proof, 2007
Mirrorings: Reflections on Reflection, 2006
Culture and Modernity: George Simmel in Context, 2005
The Worldly Earth, 2004
Alphabetics, 2003
Still Life, 2003
Fixed Ideas, 2002
Escape, 2001
Failure, 2000

Conference Invitation

Academics Stand Against Poverty is hosting a conference at Yale University on April 12-13 on the topic: “Global Poverty: What Do We Know? Where Do We Go from Here?” The first day of the conference will bring together development economists, World Bank experts, and development NGO leaders to discuss the future of global poverty alleviation after the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The second day will be dedicated to a workshop on how to effectively motivate individuals to act on their moral obligations to alleviate global poverty. The conference marks the one-year anniversary of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), an international network helping scholars, teachers and students enhance their impact on global poverty.

Among the speakers and panelists participating in the conference are:

Branko Milanovic, Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Research Department
Gustav Ranis, Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics, Yale University

Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project

Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

Judith Lichtenberg, Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

Paul Slovic, Founder and Director of Decision Research, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon

Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University
Nicole Hassoun, Assistant Professor in Philosophy and International Relations, Carnegie Mellon University


You can read the full description of the conference on our website:

To register for the conference please email Katie Lewis at Katie@academicsstand.org

The Harvard-to-Harvard Arts Symposium

The Harvard-to-Harvard Arts Symposium is a conference that will bring together Harvard students from the Law School and the School of Education through a series of collaborative arts-based workshops. We’re looking for workshop leaders to conduct introductory 45-minute workshops on topics related to: 


    •  Wellness and Mindfulness 
    • Innovation, Creativity and Inspiration
    • Team-Building and Problem Solving


 If you have a skill you wish to share, and you think you can lead a fun, inclusive, collaborative, participatory activity that will inspire any and all types of students, we want you! For example, if you wanted to lead a workshop about how negotiation tools can help groups problem-solve, that would be great! The more creative, the better.  

Interested? The conference is on Saturday, March 31, 2012! See the attached request for proposals for more information and to sign up! We look forward to hearing from you! 


Joel Knopf – HLS 2013 


Val Heron-Duranti – HGSE 2012

Rule of Law and Human Rights Forum

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Students’ Research Society “Scholaris”

Law School


Third international academic and practice forum

«The rule of law and human rights»

(a compilation of articles will be issued)

April, 14 th – 15th


Kyiv, Ukraine





Working languages:

– Ukrainian;

– English;

– Russian (for foreigners).

The clearest way to show

what the rule of law means to us in everyday life

 is to recall what has happened

 when there is no rule of law.”

Dwight David Eisenhower




Dear colleagues! We welcome students, young researchers scholars and attorneys interested in presenting their works in the following sections:



1.                   Historical and Theoretical Aspects of the Rule of Law

2.                  Rule of Law in Human Rights Approach

3.                  The Rule of Law in Public Relations

4.                  The Rule of Law in Private Relations

5.                  The Rule of Law in International Law


To participate please send the following materials before 1st of March, 2011:

  • An application form (see sample in app 1 );
  • Your paper (requirements and sample see in app 2 and app 3 );

To the following e-mail address: forum.kma@gmail.com



Ø    Compendiums will be printed out before the beginning of Forum and handed in to participants on the closing ceremony;

Ø    The Organizing Committee (OC) reserves the right to choose the participants based on the importance and quality of research conducted;

Ø    Participation fee is 150 UAH for participants from Ukraine and 20 euros for participants from the other countries;

Ø    The participation fee includes printing of the booklets, coffee-breaks and the preparing the closing party;

Ø    The participation fee doesn’t include travel and food expenses and accommodation (if you want OC to help you in finding affordable accommodation, please write it in your application form);

Ø    Please inform us about your arrival (date and time, train and train car number, etc) in advance, preferably in 7 days before the beginning of Forum.


Contacts of the Organizing Committee



Bronislav Totskyi

+38 063 617 89 00



Dean’s office, Law Department of NaUKMA

+38 044 425 60 73



We look forward to seeing you at the forum!

Regards, the Organizing Committee


Appendix1. Sample for the application form

Application form

First name                    _______________

Second name                ______________

Scholar degree              ______________

Academic institution      ______________

Department (School)     ______________

Year of study                ______________

Research topic              ______________

Section                         ______________

Address                                   ______________

Phone number              ______________

Е-mail                          _______________


assistance –                   _______________

Full name, scholar degree and contacts of the head of

academic institution       _______________

Full name, scholar degree and contacts of the head

of department              _______________










Appendix2. Requirements to the paper


  • text saved in Microsoft Word for Windows;
  • length – up to 20 000 signs (including references)
  • margins – top, bottom, right – 15 mm, left – 20 mm
  • font – Times New Roman, size – 14
  • spacing between the lines – 1,5 
  • the file name should include the participants’ second name written in Latin Alphabet

Mass Bay CC Conference on DNA and Civil Liberties

MassBay Community College will be holding its “Conference on DNA and Civil Liberties II” at the college’s Wellesley Hills Campus from November 10-12, 2011 featuring the world’s most renowned forensic DNA Scientists:


The highlight of the Conference will be a Debate on Saturday evening, November 12th at 7:00 P.M. (see attached) on whether the forensic methodology “Familial DNA Testing” violates American Civil Liberties. Nationally known proponents and opponents of “Familial DNA Testing” will argue its constitutionality in a debate Moderated by Radio Talk Show Host, Dan Rea. Included among the Debate panelists are former Massachusetts Under Secretary of State for Forensics, John Grossman.

There are 20 complimentary conference passes set aside for Harvard Law School students who are interested in DNA analysis as it relates to law, or , with regard to the Debate, the constitutionality of “Familial DNA Testing”. Students who wish to attend Conference’s forensic symposiums and/or the Debate, or have any questions may contact Alyssa Zajac (email:  azajac at massbay.edu; telephone: 781-239-2285).

Impact: Global Poverty-Academics Stand Against Poverty Launch Conference at Yale

April 23rd, 11am-6pm, Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall St., New Haven

We invite you to attend the conference which will mark the launch of the US arm of the Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) network.

Background: ASAP, founded by Thomas Pogge, Keith Horton and Meena Krishnamurthy is a developing worldwide network of scholars focused on global poverty and global justice. Its aim is to help academics leverage their expertise on such issues through efficient collaboration, effective interventions in public debates, supporting good work by international agencies and non-governmental organizations, and by launching real-world projects aimed at realizing positive change. For more information go to: www.academicsstand.org

The Conference:

During the conference we will:

  • Hear and learn from the experience of academics whose work successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice.
  • Discuss and launch new academically based projects aimed at reducing global poverty.
  • Discuss how we can collaborate to increase our impact as academics on global poverty.

All conference attendees will be invited to join in the discussion and help shape this new initiative for more effective and more collaborative academic activism on global poverty.

All conference attendees will have the opportunity to offer their help on the new projects to be launched in the conference. The proposals for these new projects are available for online discussion on www.academicsstand.org.

Lunch and dinner will be provided for registered participants.


Anat Biletzki (Quinnipiac and Tel-Aviv University), Professor of Philosophy and former chairperson of B’tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, Dean Karlan (Yale), Professor of Economics and founding director of Innovations for Poverty Action, Gerry Mackie (UCSD), Professor of Political Science and consultant to UNICEF, Thomas Pogge (Yale), Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and the founding director of “Incentives for Global Health”, Jennifer Ruger (Yale), Professor of Public Health and co-director of the Yale/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion, Policy and Research , James Silk (Yale), Professor of Law and Director of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale), Professor of environmental and religious studies and co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology.

New projects to be launched at the conference:

  • Bringing cognitive science and marketing together to increase humanitarian giving, Brendan Dill (Yale)
  • Global health impact labels:
    *Introducing global health impact labels certifying that some company, product, service or brand has been rigorously reviewed by an independent body that found it to have a sufficiently favorable impact on global health, in specific way or overall, and an otherwise acceptable ethical record, Nir Eyal (Harvard)
    Introducing global health impact labels for drugs based on rating pharmaceutical companies’ R&D efforts on drugs for neglected diseases, Nicolle Hassoun (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Collaborative research on local solutions to global poverty, Harris Eppsteiner (Yale) and Gabriel Zucker (Yale).
  • One world justice: advancing individual criminal liability for serious violations of international economic, social and cultural rights, and international environmental law, Sebastian Jodoin (Yale).

 New proposals to be discussed at the conference:

  • University refugee support project, Max Budovitch (Yale).
  • Connecting academics from developing and developed countries, Frank Dhont (Yale).
  • Global tax reform, Peter Dietsch (University of Montreal).
  • Impacting global poverty by encouraging vegetarianism, Ilan Fischer (Yale).
  • Parasite Prevention and Control: New and Old Strategies, Michael Janes (Yale)
  • World Micro Market, Monica Landy (Yale).
  • International wages reform, Wolfgang Plasa (Yale) and Claudia Gerber (Yale).
  • Strategies for poverty offsetting, Ezra Rosser (Washington College of Law).
  • Developing partnerships between universities and West African cotton farmers, James Winchester (Georgia College).
  • Alleviating poverty through access to public services, Abha Yadav (Yale).

For the conference schedule and to register go to

If you have any questions contact:  gilad.tanay at yale.edu

We hope you will be able to join us.

Sponsored by: CROP, Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, the Macmillan Center.

Human Rights Studies in Academia – Conference

Human Rights Studies in Academia

A Conference at Yale University

Saturday, April 2, 9am-4pm. Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High Street, New Haven, CT. Room 102


Click Here to Reserve your Place at the Human Rights in Academia Conference


The purpose of the 2011 Human Rights in Academia conference at Yale University is to bring academics and practitioners together to discuss the importance of developing and expanding upon existing human rights programs and initiatives within academic institutions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The conference will be a forum for debating the place and importance of human rights studies in a global academic context. Advancing the status of human rights studies while generating energy, collaboration, and action is the larger objective of the conference. For more information on the Conference Click Here.

Conference Participant List:

Harlan Beckely (Washington and Lee University)  Director of The Shepherd Poverty Program.

Seyla Benhabib (Yale) Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy.

Charlie Clements (Harvard) Executive Director of The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Camille Crittenden (University of California at Berkeley) Executive Director of Human Rights Center.

Yasmine Ergas (Columbia) Director of The Institute for The Study of Human Rights.

Susan Gzesh (University of Chicago) Executive Director of Human Rights Program.

Susan Katz (University of San Francisco) Professor. Expert on International and Multicultural Education.

Thomas Keenan (Bard College) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joanne Mariner (Human Rights Watch) Director of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program and (Hunter College, CUNY) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joseph Martin (Columbia) Director of Human Rights Studies at Barnard.

Timothy McCarthy (Harvard) Program Director of Human Rights and Social Movements.

Samuel Moyn (Columbia) Professor and Historian of Human Rights.

William Schulz (NYU). Former Executive Director of Amnesty International.

James Silk (Yale) Executive Director of The Schell Center for Human Rights, Yale Law School.

David Simon (Yale) Professor of Political Science.

Felisa Tibbitts (Harvard) Lecturer on Education and (HREA) Co-Founder of Human Rights Education Associates.

Terence Turner (Cornell University) Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. Indigenous Rights Expert.

Jay Winter (Yale) Charles J. Stille Professor of History.


Conference Schedule

Description Time
Registration and Breakfast 9:00-9:20 am
Welcome 9:20-9:40 am
Introduction 9:40-10:00 am
Panel I 10:00-11:00 am
Discussion of Panel I 11:00-11:30 am
Panel II 11:30-12:30 pm
Discussion of Panel II 12:30-1:00 pm


Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm
Panel III 2:00-3:00 pm
Discussion of Panel III 3:00-3:30 pm
Last Remarks/Wrap Up 3:30-4:00 pm
Reception 4:00 pm


For More Information Visit: www.humanrightsinacademia.com

or Contact: humanrightsinacademia@gmail.com

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP): Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: “Impact: Global Poverty”

Academics Stand Against Poverty Launch Conference at Yale (April 23rd, 11am-6pm)

We invite you to submit your proposal for a project aimed at reducing world poverty.

Selected proposals will receive a slot in the upcoming conference and be carried out with the support of the Academics Stand Against Poverty network and organization.

Background: Academics Stand Against Poverty, or ASAP, is a new organization in which academics collaborate in order to have a greater impact on issues of global poverty. Its aim is to help academics leverage their expertise on such issues by making effective interventions in public debates, by supporting good work by international agencies and non-governmental organizations, and by launching real-world projects aimed at realizing positive change. For more information go to: www.yale.edu

The conference: On April 23rd we will hold our launch conference at Yale University. In the conference we will present two ongoing projects, “Health Impact Fund” and “Climate Voices”, and discuss selected proposals for new ASAP projects. The discussion will be led by a panel of leading academic activists who will pass their experience and insight to the new ASAP project leaders.

Call for proposals: This is an open call for contributions of up to 1,500 words outlining a project proposal that academics might initiate with good prospects of reducing world poverty. Guidelines and examples of proposals that are well on their way toward implementation are listed below. All proposals are due by April 7th.

Selected proposals will be posted on the ASAP website for open discussion. Following this, all proposal submitters will be invited to vote for the best of these proposals. These chosen proposals will become the next ASAP projects, will be presented and discussed in the launch conference, and shared-interest groups will be formed to take them forward. If your proposal isn’t selected you will be invited to join one of the teams working on a selected proposal.

Becoming an ASAP project means benefitting from the support of the international ASAP network, having a page on the website and being able to raise funds through our non-profit organization.

All those, including faculty, graduate or undergraduate students, working on aspects of global poverty, global justice and related issues are invited to submit proposals and attend the meeting. You need not submit a proposal to attend, and broad participation will be encouraged

To submit a draft proposal, or if you have any questions, please contact: Gilad Tanay (Yale University, Philosophy Department)  gilad.tanay at yale.edu
Examples of proposals or efforts underway:

1. Giving What We Can (Toby Ord, Oxford University): http://www.givingwhatwecan.org/
2. Clean Trade in Natural Resources (Leif Wenar, King’s College, London) http://cleantrade.org/sitebuildercontent…
3. Health Impact Fund (Thomas Pogge, Yale University) http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/igh/

Guidelines for writing a proposal

Your project proposal should clearly describe the real-world change the project aims for and the effects this change would have on global poverty. It should also describe the academic and political efforts through which a suitably composed group of academics could achieve the envisioned change.

In writing your proposal we recommend that you keep the following questions in mind:

1. What is the aim of your project? Why is this aim valuable? Why is it more valuable than other aims that could be achieved at the same cost?
2. Why, morally speaking, ought people to invest resources in this project?
3. What means are you proposing to achieve your aim?
4. How practical is your proposal? Is it feasible? Is it cost effective? Is it sustainable? Is it reproducible?
5. Try to address ethical consideration. For example: does this project worsen the condition of some in order to benefit others? If so, what is the justification for this?
6. How do you propose to build a team that will implement this project? What resources do you have and what resources will you need to move this project forward? How do you envision that this will take place?
7. Who else is working on this issue? How will your work combine, interact and benefit from the work done by others?

IGLP Workshop Accepting Applications

The Institute for Global Law and Policy is proud to announce our first annual Workshop on Global Law and Economic Policy, June 2-11, 2010 at Harvard Law School.   IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive ten-day residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. The Workshop aims to promote innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy and social justice in the aftermath of the economic crisis.  The initiative will bring young scholars and faculty from around the world together with leading faculty working on issues of global law and economic policy for serious research collaboration and debate.

Hosted by Harvard Law School, The Workshop aims to bring together specialists from across the arts and sciences as well as the professional schools who are interested in the intersections between law, economics and global policy.  Interested HLS LLM’s and JD’s  are encouraged to visit our webpage at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/abou… and apply.

Fourth International Graduate Legal Research Conference 2010

The Fourth International Graduate Legal Research Conference will be held on 15th and 16th April 2010 at King’s College London. It will host papers from those excelling in graduate legal research across Europe and the world. The Conference will provide a forum for debate, the exchange of ideas, and the furtherance of knowledge.

Attendance is open to anyone with an interest in legal research. For more information or to register please go to www.iglrc.com.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!