Upcoming Events


Woman and Foreign Policy Lecture Series  - Women’s Rights are Human Rights

with Jennifer Klein and Rachel Vogelstein

September 19, 2017, Room 122, 6:10pm - 7:00pm

Jennifer Klein and Rachel Vogelstein will discuss the basis for women's rights in international human rights law, including the development of women's rights in international law and legal tools for international enforcement. Case studies will include an exploration of sexual violence in armed conflict, child marriage, and economic rights.


Over the past two decades, the United States government has developed a comprehensive policy framework that recognizes gender equality as a pillar of U.S. foreign policy and international law. This lecture series will examine the growing body of evidence demonstrating that advancing the status of women and girls is critical to U.S. foreign policy interests. The series will also introduce and analyze policies to integrate gender into U.S. foreign policy, such as the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security; the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally; the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review; and State Department and USAID policy guidance on gender. Issues covered will include gender and economic growth, peace and security, political participation, health and education, violence and human rights, and international institutions and treaties.


Jennifer Klein is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges.  She is currently associated with Dalberg Advisors, providing expertise to non-profits and foundations on domestic and global women’s issues, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School.  Klein served in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations.  During the Obama Administration, from 2009 to 2013, she was Deputy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department.  During the Clinton Administration, she had a dual appointment as both Domestic Policy Advisor to the First Lady and Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.  Most recently, she served as Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues for the Clinton campaign and transition team.  Before joining the Clinton White House, Klein practiced law at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York.  She currently serves on the boards of the International Center for Research on Women, 1,000 Days, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Brown University School of Public Health.

 

Rachel Vogelstein is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges.  Currently, she is the Douglas Dillon SeniorFellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, where her research is focused on the relationship between women's advancement and prosperity, stability, and security.  For the past decade, she served as an advisor to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on global and domestic women’s issues. From 2009 to 2012, she was Director of Policy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women’s Issues within the Office of the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State, and a member of the White House Council on Women and Girls. 

 


Lunch Talk with Andrew Burt, Chief Privacy Officer & Legal Engineer, Immuta

October 3, 2017, Room 128, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Software has been eating the world for a long time—and law and government are next. Businesses are increasingly transcending physical boundaries into new, unregulated virtual domains, forcing companies, developers and regulators to take a hard look at how data is collected, stored, and used. And new laws around the world are beginning to force the technology industry to rethink how it approaches the law. This talk will explain how and why the worlds of law and technology are colliding, and what this means for data-driven companies, the technology industry, and governments and citizens around the world.

Co-sponsored with the Information Society Project


Lunch Talk with Dmitri Alperovitch – Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike

Dispelling The Top 10 Myths of Cybersecurity

October 12, 2017, Room 128, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Few people in the private sector have faced as many nation-state and criminal cyber adversaries as CrowdStrike’s Co-Founder & CTO Dmitri Alperovitch. He has investigated such high-profile incidents as the famous hack of the Democratic National Committee, Operations Aurora and Shady RAT. In this entertaining talk, he will share his experiences from the cyber equivalent of hand to hand combat with some of the most sophisticated intrusion actors and dispel the top 10 popular misconceptions that most people have about cybersecurity


Woman and Foreign Policy Lecture Series  - Evaluating Progress in Women’s Rights and Opportunities

with Jennifer Klein and Rachel Vogelstein

October  16, 2017, Room 128, 6:10pm - 7:00pm

Jennifer Klein and Rachel Vogelstein will assess progress for women and girls since the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (including in the areas health, education, economic participation, political leadership, and security). The lecture will explore legal protections and their limits: including, gaps in existing law, implementation, and enforcement.


Over the past two decades, the United States government has developed a comprehensive policy framework that recognizes gender equality as a pillar of U.S. foreign policy and international law. This lecture series will examine the growing body of evidence demonstrating that advancing the status of women and girls is critical to U.S. foreign policy interests. The series will also introduce and analyze policies to integrate gender into U.S. foreign policy, such as the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security; the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally; the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review; and State Department and USAID policy guidance on gender. Issues covered will include gender and economic growth, peace and security, political participation, health and education, violence and human rights, and international institutions and treaties.


Jennifer Klein is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges.  She is currently associated with Dalberg Advisors, providing expertise to non-profits and foundations on domestic and global women’s issues, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School.  Klein served in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations.  During the Obama Administration, from 2009 to 2013, she was Deputy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department.  During the Clinton Administration, she had a dual appointment as both Domestic Policy Advisor to the First Lady and Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.  Most recently, she served as Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues for the Clinton campaign and transition team.  Before joining the Clinton White House, Klein practiced law at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York.  She currently serves on the boards of the International Center for Research on Women, 1,000 Days, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Brown University School of Public Health.

 

Rachel Vogelstein is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges.  Currently, she is the Douglas Dillon SeniorFellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, where her research is focused on the relationship between women's advancement and prosperity, stability, and security.  For the past decade, she served as an advisor to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on global and domestic women’s issues. From 2009 to 2012, she was Director of Policy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women’s Issues within the Office of the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State, and a member of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Following

 


Woman and Foreign Policy Lecture Series  - Gender Integration—and the Road Ahead

 

with Jennifer Klein and Rachel Vogelstein

November 13, 2017, Room 128, 6:10pm - 7:00pm

Jennifer Klein and Rachel Vogelstein will draw on their extensive work promoting women's rights in foreign policy to discuss how to accomplish the further integration of gender priorities in U.S. foreign policy. They will explore the integration of women and girl's issues in the U.S. government, multi-lateral organizations, and the private sector. This lecture will also assess whether we are facing a global regression on women's human rights and opportunities for future progress.


Over the past two decades, the United States government has developed a comprehensive policy framework that recognizes gender equality as a pillar of U.S. foreign policy and international law. This lecture series will examine the growing body of evidence demonstrating that advancing the status of women and girls is critical to U.S. foreign policy interests. The series will also introduce and analyze policies to integrate gender into U.S. foreign policy, such as the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security; the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally; the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review; and State Department and USAID policy guidance on gender. Issues covered will include gender and economic growth, peace and security, political participation, health and education, violence and human rights, and international institutions and treaties.


Jennifer Klein is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges.  She is currently associated with Dalberg Advisors, providing expertise to non-profits and foundations on domestic and global women’s issues, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School.  Klein served in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations.  During the Obama Administration, from 2009 to 2013, she was Deputy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department.  During the Clinton Administration, she had a dual appointment as both Domestic Policy Advisor to the First Lady and Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.  Most recently, she served as Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues for the Clinton campaign and transition team.  Before joining the Clinton White House, Klein practiced law at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York.  She currently serves on the boards of the International Center for Research on Women, 1,000 Days, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Brown University School of Public Health.

 

Rachel Vogelstein is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges.  Currently, she is the Douglas Dillon SeniorFellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, where her research is focused on the relationship between women's advancement and prosperity, stability, and security.  For the past decade, she served as an advisor to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on global and domestic women’s issues. From 2009 to 2012, she was Director of Policy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women’s Issues within the Office of the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State, and a member of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Following

 


The Ransomware Conference

November 14, 2017, Room, Time, and Speakers TBD

Co-sponsored with the Information Society Project

 

 

 


Lunch Talk with Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

January 23, 2018, Room 128, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Co-sponsored with the Information Society Project