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.
October 2015 Brochure (8x11)
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, 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 judicial misconduct in the Islamic courts.
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.
Oct.26 – Policing in a Multi-Cultural Seattle
"Collaborations between Seattle Police Department and Seattle's Immigrant and Refugee Communities"
Habtamu Abdi, Immigrants and Refugee Coordinator, Seattle Police Department
Mr. Habtamu Abdi graduated from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, with a B.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology, and then worked as a social worker. Due to severe human rights violations in that part of the world, he decided to go into the lgal field. He obtained an LL.M in Intercultural Human Rights Law from St. Thomas University in Florida in 2008 and an LL.M. in Sustainable International Development from UW Law in 2010. Having previously worked as a Comissioner with the City of Seattle Office of Immigrants and Refugee Affairs, and later with the Mayor's Office, Mr. Abdi currently serves as Strategic Advisor to Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole on relation building with Immigrants and Refugees.