Global Mondays

The “Global Mondays” Speaker Series is a collaborative effort of the University of Washington School of Law and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, dedicated to increasing awareness and exchange of information related to global issues.

This weekly forum examines the intersection of law, policy and the role of legal professionals in our increasingly complex and interconnected world. Programming includes a variety of interdisciplinary events ranging from presentations by internationally recognized speakers, to student presentations on cross-border scholarship and research, to the exploration of international professional experiences.

Fall 2015: October Events

All events take place from 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117 unless otherwise noted; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

November 2015 Brochure (8x11)

Upcoming November Lectures

Nov. 30 – Cross Border Data Requests and National Security Law

Room changed to Room 127

“Perspectives from the U.S. and the EU on Cross Border Data Requests”

  • David Kris, General Counsel, Intellectual Ventures; former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, US Dept. of Justice; National Security Law professor, UW Law
  • Todd M. Hinnen, Partner, Privacy & Security practice, Perkins Coie; former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • Nathaniel Jones, Senior Attorney, Microsoft; former Director for Counterterrorism, The White House, National Security Council
  • Kevin Metcalfe, UK National Technical Assistance Centre
  • In today's political and technological environment, telecommunications and Internet providers face increasing pressures amidst a growing conflict between U.S. and foreign laws that both compel and prohibit the production of data in response to governmental surveillance directives. In this environment, the same action in response to a surveillance directive may be at once both legally required by one government’s laws, and legally forbidden by another’s. Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear a panel of experts discuss such challenges to communications service providers and ISPs as they become subject to mutually exclusive directives from US and foreign governments regarding producing or not producing data in response to subpoenas and other directives.

    Earlier Lectures

    Oct. 5 – Spotlight on Nuclear Policy

    "Non Proliferation Issues in North Korea and in Iran"
    Duk Ho Moon, Consul General of Korea in Seattle

    UW Law is honored to welcome Mr. Duk Ho Moon, Consul General of Korea in Seattle, to present the first lecture in the Global Mondays Lecture Series for the 2015-16 Academic Year.

    Consul General Moon has been serving as a diplomat with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs for over 25 year, and has held positions in Hanoi, Paris, New York, and Baghdad. He also led the African and Middle-Eastern Affairs Bureau, as well as the North Korean Nuclear Policy Division, and participated in the Six-Party Talks regarding nuclear disarmament.

    Oct. 12 – Human Rights in Cambodia

    "Protecting Human Rights in a Constitutional Monarchy: The Case of Cambodia"
    Stephen Rosenbaum, Associate Professor, Golden Gate Law School; Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law

    The current Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia is the product of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ended the prolonged civil war following the fall of the Khmer Rouge. In it, Cambodia’s King is declared to be “the protector of rights and freedom for all citizens and the guarantor of international treaties” and “shall rule according to the Constitution and to the principles of liberal democracy." From the revered God-Kings of the Angkor Empire to the chameleonic Norodom Sihanouk, the King has played a powerful and influential role in the nation. Rosenbaum asks whether the King can actually help advance the human rights agenda, by supporting the activities of NGOs, IGOs, academic institutions, labor unions and grassroots movements for economic and social justice.

    Stephen Rosenbaum is Associate Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law and John & Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Earlier this year, he held the post of Professor of Law, American University of Phnom Penh and in 2012-14 was a Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law.

    Oct. 19 – Comparative Perspectives on Family Law

    "Family law in the Islamic court: A Comparative Law Perspective on Gender, Sexuality, Religion, and Misconduct
    Dr. Ushari Khalil, Colby College, Maine, Visiting Scholar, UW Law

    Dr. Khalil will examine some twenty family law cases in the courts of the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, and New York involved child custody, visitation, international relocation, alimony, and child-specific property, to highlight surprising similarities in the adjudication of family dissolution disputes. He will also explore the intersecting constructions of gender, sexuality, religion and Shari'a law, and judicial misconduct in the Islamic courts to argue that disputes of post-divorce child custody, including visitation and relocation, should be removed from the Islamic courts, from courts in general, and from the realm of the positive law altogether.

    Dr. Ushari Khalil is a research associate in anthropology at Colby College in Maine and a visiting scholar at UW Law. He received his PhD in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University and attended the University of Khartoum in Sudan where he earned his MA in linguistics and BA in French and English. Dr. Khalil worked for UNICEF for ten years and has taught courses on the theory and practice of corruption and anti-corruption, human trafficking and linguistics. His current research focuses on judicial misconduct, communal violence and slavery, family law and human trafficking.

    Oct. 20 (Tue.) – The Hon. Justice Joel Ngugi, High Court of Kenya

    A special joint Global Monday & Social Justice Tuesday. Room 138

    "Rule of Law and Judicial Reforms: Perspectives from the Kenyan Experience with Judiciary Transformation"
    The Hon. Justice Joel Ngugi, High Court of Kenya; Affiliate Professor, UW Law

    Justice Joel Ngugi is a judge of the High Court of Kenya. Having served a professor at the University of Washington School of Law, he returned to Kenya to serve as a judge of the High Court. His first law degree is from the University of Nairobi. His Masters and Doctorate degrees are from Harvard Law School. He has practiced law in Kenya and Massachusetts. Justic Ngugi was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Kenya in August 2011. He has since been appointed head of the Judicial Transformation Framework (JTF), charged with the leading role of implementing the JTF, coordinating Judiciary Transformation activities among the courts and envisioning and executing the strategy for change within the judiciary of Kenya. In addition, Justice Ngugi has served as Acting Director of the Judiciary Training Institute.

    Nov. 9 – Geopolitics in the Arctic

    UW Law and the UW Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies present:

    “Governing the North: The Arctic Council and The Arctic States”
    Heather Nicol, 2015-16 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies; Professor of Geography, Trent University, Ontario

    Heather Nicol is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario where her teaching and research focuses on geopolitics in the North American Arctic region. Nicol is a member of University of the Arctic’s thematic network, Geopolitics and Security. Her most recent publications include "Nunavut, Sovereignty, and the Future for Arctic Peoples’ Involvement in Regional Self-Determination,” published in The Northern Review (2013) and The Fence and The Bridge: Geopolitics and Perception Along the Canada U.S. Border (forthcoming, 2015).

    Nicol’s research explores the structural dynamics that orient the political geography of the circumpolar North, with a special focus on the North American Arctic and Canada-U.S. relations. Her work examines regional cooperation and tensions, geopolitical narratives, and mappings of power and sovereignty. She is currently exploring both the history of circumpolar geopolitics in relation to globalization and post-global world paradigms and the related issue of the dynamic of the North American chairmanship of the Arctic Council, specifically the current U.S. Arctic Chairmanship and the geopolitics of its “One Arctic” approach.

    The Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies is supported by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa. The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, serves as the hosting unit for the Canada Fulbright Chair.

    Nov. 16 – Globalization and Digitization Policies

    "Patent Policy and Politics in the Digital Revolution"
    Brian Kahin, Senior Fellow, Computer & Communications Industry Association; Visiting Scholar, UW Law

    What happens when a territorial one-size-fits-all patent system meets up with a fast-moving general-purpose technology that is developed, marketed, and licensed globally? In recent decades, this confrontation has reshaped the economic and political environment surrounding patents. Patents have become visible and controversial in new ways -- because of trolls, of course, but more deeply because of an extraordinary convergence of legal, technological, and economic factors. In the U.S., patent reform has become a perpetual campaign, reflecting divisions between industries, between upstream and downstream interests, among professional interests, and within academia.

    This presentation will review these developments from the perspective of an inside participant in patent policy debates in both Europe and the U.S. It will also present questions about the expanding scope of patent policy in countries with less constrained approaches to industrial and innovation policies.

    Brian Kahin has been engaged with patent policy from many perspectives in industry, academia, and government. He has been a Senior Fellow at the Computer & Communications Association since 2005 and is currently a visiting scholar at the School of Law. He will be teaching “Digitization, Globalization and Public Policy” at the Evans School this winter. Brian was founding director of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project (1989-97) and Senior Policy Analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (1997-2000). Recent academic projects have been supported by National Science Foundation, the European Commission, the National Academies, OECD, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He has edited ten books on Internet-related policy and has taught at Harvard, Maryland, Michigan, and Colorado. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

    Nov. 23 – Transnational Medical Tourism

    "Health Care Beyond Our Borders: Medical Tourism"
    Tanya Karwaki, Ph.D. Candidate, UW Law

    Patients are part of increased globalization. If domestic health care services are less attractive then foreign services, patients with passports may be willing to cross international borders and travel long distances to their health care providers.Such patients choosing to travel internationally for health care services are often called medical tourists in the medico-legal literature. While reliable data on the numbers of medical tourists are not yet available, medical tourism appears to be an emerging phenomenon. In the United States, some self-funded employers are incentivizing their employees to participate in international medical tourism.

    This presentation provides an overview of outbound medical tourism and domestic state legislation. It also presents questions about the future of medical tourism and the potential public policy challenges.

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