Special event: A talk with Nasredeen Abdulbari LL.M. ‘08, Minister of Justice, Republic of Sudan

Transitional Justice in Sudan and the Role of the International Criminal Court
A talk with Nasredeen Abdulbari LL.M. ‘08, Minister of Justice, Republic of Sudan

Nasredeen Abdulbari currently serves as Minister of Justice of the Republic of Sudan. (Read “Pursuing justice, freedom and peace,” a profile on Harvard Law Today.) Earlier, he was a lecturer in the International and Comparative Law Department, University of Khartoum, where he taught courses in public international law, conflict of laws, and an introduction to the English legal system. He also worked, on a Satter Fellowship from Harvard Law School, as Head of the Protection, Peace-building, and Psychosocial Unit of the Sudan Social Development Organization (SUDO). In East Africa, Abdulbari was a senior researcher at the Rift Valley Institute and consultant for the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

His academic articles have been published in the Journal of African Law (University of London), the African Human Rights Law Journal (Pretoria University), the Birkbeck Law Review (University of London), and the Harvard Human Rights Law Journal, and his opinion pieces have been published in The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Global Observatory. He is a co-author of The Future Constitution of Sudan: Aspirations and Views (Ahfad University for Women, Sudan, 2013). His most recent work, “The Interlinkage between Understandings of Self-Determination and Understandings of Peace,” was published as a book chapter in Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Abdulbari holds an LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Khartoum; an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he was a Stoffel Scholar and a Landon H. Gammon Fellow; and an S.J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Lisa Dicker, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, will serve as moderator.

This event is open to the Harvard community. Please use your Harvard email address to register and access the Zoom link.

Friday, April 23 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World

Professor William P. Alford ’77: International Impact

On June 30, Professor William P. Alford ’77 completed 18 years as vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.  During his tenure, the law school transformed its international programs, adding impressively to its faculty, expanding its curriculum, launching its first international exchange programs, and making it possible for unprecedented numbers of the world’s strongest law students to attend Harvard.

Read about Professor Alford’s many contributions to these programs, and his plans for the years ahead, at Harvard Law Today.

Photo:  Martha Stewart

The Education of an Idealist

On September 23, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power ’99 expressed both skepticism and hope for the current state of international affairs during a panel discussion at Harvard Law School about her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist.

Ambassador Power is currently teaching at Harvard as the William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School, and the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Read about and watch the discussion on Harvard Law Today.

The event was sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and International Legal Studies.

Photo:  Lorin Grainger