Joel Ngugi

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Affiliate Professor of Law

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Curriculum Vitae |

The Role of Public Interest Litigation in Access to Justice of Marginalized Communities Under Kenya’s New Constitution, Kituo Cha Sheria Public Interest Caucus Colloquium, Aug. 18, 2011 (Mombasa, Kenya)

The Revolution of the Everyday, University of Washington School of Law, Commencement, Jun. 10, 2011 (Seattle)

Human Rights, Corruption and Development, University of Washington School of Law and the International Law Society, Law Through Global Eyes Series, May 16, 2011 (Seattle)

The African Miracle: A Discussion about the Economic Growth in Africa over the Last Decade, University of Washington Business School and African Studies Program, Apr. 20, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Key Opportunities for (Progressive) Funding in Africa, Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference, Apr. 1, 2011 (Seattle)

The Five Pillars of a Sustainable and Autochtonous Trial Advocacy Program, University of Washington School of Law and Justice Advocacy Africa, African Faculty Trial Advocacy Training Institute, Mar. 22, 2011 (Seattle)

A Human Rights Approach to Climate Change in Africa, Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program and the University of Arizona, Directors’ Meeting and Conference, Mar. 4, 2011 (Tucson, AZ)

An Introduction: What Is Global Way and Is It a Good Thing?”, University of Washington School of Law, Symposium on Global Law and Its Exceptions: Globalization, Legal Transplants, Local Reception and Resistance, Feb. 25, 2011 (Seattle)

Moderator, The Politics of Complementarity: The ICC and the Situation in Kenya, University of Washington African Studies Program and the University of Washington School of Law, International Law Society, Jan. 27, 2011 (Seattle)

Keynote, A Human Rights Approach to Immigration, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, Human Rights Day Celebrations, Dec. 9, 2010 (Seattle)

Economic Rights as the Cornerstone for Building World Peace Through Law: Reflections on Economic Recession, Corruption, Free Trade Regimes and Human Rights, Washington State Bar Association, World Peace Through Law Section, Oct. 26, 2010

Moderator, “Lumo”: A Documentary on Violence Against Women as a War Weapon in Eastern Congo, University of Washington School of Law, Oct. 19, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Human Rights 101: Why Social and Economic Rights Are Human Rights, Seattle Human Rights Commission, Oct. 7, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Moderator and discussant, “Lumo”: A Documentary on Violence Against Women as a War Weapon in Eastern Congo, Seattle University School of Law, May 2, 2010

Responsibility to Protect and the Right to Health, University of Washington, 8th Western Regional International Health Conference, Apr. 25, 2010

Responsibility to Protect Doctrine and the Kenya Crisis, Bainbridge Public Library, Great Decisions Series, Apr. 3, 2010

Re-conceiving Global Economic Governance from the Ashes of Neoliberalism, University of Oregon Law School, Oregon International Law Review Annual Symposium, Mar. 12, 2010

Regulation of Business in Kenya: A Historical Perspective, University of Washington Foster Business School, Global Business Center, Feb. 27, 2010

Global Interdependence and Regional Curse, University of Washington School of Law, Three Degrees Conference, May 29, 2009

Is There an Alternative to the Popular Accounts of Piracy in the Horn of Africa?, University of Washington Jackson School of International Affairs, May 27, 2009

Social and Economic Sustainability, Pangea Organization, Symposium on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability, May 11, 2009 (Seattle, WA)

The Corrosive Effects of Neoliberal Legal Thought on Human Rights, University of Washington, Conference on Global Justice, Apr. 18, 2009

UWSL, Chair and Discussant, Dongsheng Zang's China's "Environmental Footprint in Africa: A Critical Outlook" (April 16, 2009)

UWLS, Presentation, The Role of "Modern" Law in Manufacturing Environmental Degradation and Economic Deprivation: A Case Study of Environmental Degradation in Maasai Country in symposium on Environmental Justice and Governance in Africa, (April 16, 2009)

UWLS Town and Gown Alumni event, Presentation, Disasters Brewed in American Law? The Prospects and Challenges of Using Anglo-American Law to Promote Economic Development Abroad (March 4, 2009)

Michigan State University School of Law, Presentation, Neo-Liberal's Dilemma: Democracy, the (De)regulatory Logic and the Puzzle of Africa's Gate-keeping State." (February 13, 2009)

Chair and Discussant, International Relations: Africa and the Diaspora, Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, (November 6, 2008)

Participant, Contracts: Law in Action Workshop, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 15-17, 2008

Seattle University, Global African Studies Workshop on Kenya, Presentation, "Immediate, Intermediate and Root Causes of the Political Crisis in Kenya", (January 14, 2008)

Participant and organizer, Program Committee Meeting for the American Society for International Law 102nd Annual Conference, Washington, DC, July 18, 2007

Presenter and participant, Participated in a roundtable meeting with Russian academics from St. Petersburg Law Institute on training law students to be human rights lawyers and activists, University of Washington School of Law, May 8, 2007

Introductory Remarks and Moderator, "New Voices on Aftica," American Society for International Law, 101st Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2007).

Conference Commentator, "The Emergence and Structure of NGO Self-Regulation in Africa," Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington (March 6, 2007).

Symposium Presentation, "U.S. International Law Discourse as a Hegemonic Strategy," University of California at Davis School of Law (March 2, 2007).

Presentation, "Odious Debt: Sovereign Debt Relief as a Human Right," Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Washington School of Law, CHRJ Human Rights Moment (February 21, 2007).

Conference Presentation, "Lochner's Trap: A Cautionary Tale About the Right to Health Care," University of Washington School of Public Health, Western Regional International Health Conference, University of Washington (February 16, 2007).

"It is Not About the Cut: The Balancing Act in Protecting the Human Rights of the Girl-Child in Communities That Practice Female Circumcision," Presentation to the American Public Health Association 134th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (November 6, 2006).

"International Law and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," CLE Presentation to the World Peace Through Law Section of the Washington Bar Association, Seattle, WA (Oct. 31, 2006).

"Undoing Columbus: A Community Forum on International Law and Indigenous Peoples' Rights," Presentation to the Seattle International Human Rights Coalition and American Friends Service Committee, Seattle, WA (Oct. 12, 2006).

Moderator, "Fair Trials Norms," Panel at the Amnesty International Conference, Seattle, Wa. (February 19, 2006).

Presenter, "Between Modernization and a Hard Place: The Story of the Maasai People of Souther Kenya," Western REgional International Health Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Wa. (February 19, 2005).

"The Unending Cycles of Rule of Law Revival," Conference on Rethinking Law and Development: Socio-Legal Perspectives, Cornell Law School, Cornell University (April 18-20, 2004).

"Lochner Flies to Nairobi on a World Bank Mission: The Framing Effect of Rule of Law Projects," Conference on Role of Law in Economic Development: Critiques and Beyond, Harvard Law School (April 12-13, 2003).

Distinguished Lecturer, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, "Some Pitfalls in Using International Human Rights Regime in the Indigenous Peoples Struggles," James E. Rogers School of Law, University of Arizona Law School (April 4-5, 2002).

"Perverse Links in the Globalization Spectacle: The Rule of Law and Democracy Discourses as Constraining and Enabling Tools," The Third World and the International Order: Law, Politics and Globalization Conference, Osgood Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada (October 12-14, 2001).

"The Slogan 'Security of Tenure' in Land Reform and Registration or: Distributive Stakes in Supposedly Neutral and Technival Land Registration Regimes," Land & Domination Conference, European Law Research Center, Harvard University (March 21, 2001).

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