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Yale Professor of International Law to Give Lecture on Thursday, January 12th at 4:30 PM

Yale Professor of International Law to give the Timbers ’37 Lecture addressing a crisis of accountability and legitimacy in international lawmaking.

Due to the unchecked power of the presidency by Congress, the Courts, and the citizens of the United States, America faces a crisis of accountability and legitimacy in international lawmaking.

  • How have we allowed the president to attain this limitless power?
  • How can we pass laws legitimately under the procedures outlined by the constitution with the insurmountable political and legal hurdles?
  • How can we check the president’s power and legitimize effective international lawmaking? 
  • Does our constitution provide a solution to the current crisis or must we revise the procedures framed by our founding fathers?

Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School. Under Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia Wald she served as a Law Clerk and held fellowships at Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Center for the Ethics and the Professions.

Public Program Preview: Jeffrey Sachs, Class of 1930 Fellow

Jeffrey SachsDirector, Columbia University Earth Institute Ending Poverty in Our Generation: Still Time if We Try Wednesday, October 13, 20104:30 PM • Room 28, Silsby Hall  Class of 1930 Fellow Jeffrey D. Sachs, the director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University will be visiting campus this fall as the Center's Class of 1930 Fellow. Professor Sachs is one of the leading international economic advisors of his generation. For more than 20 years, he has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing.  Sachs believes that ending extreme poverty is not a dream but a practical possibility.

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