New York, NY (November 3, 2009)—On November 9, 2009, the world will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this occasion, New York Law School’s Global Law and Justice Colloquium will present a two-day conference, “The Fall of the Wall—Then and Now—Politics, Law, and Culture,” on November 9 and 10.
“We are proud to observe this great day in world history with a conference that will explore some of the important ways that the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall changed the world, the political and cultural consequences, as well as contemporary significance,” Professor Ruti G. Teitel said. She is the Chair of the Global Law and Justice Colloquium and the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at the Law School.
Co-hosted by The New School for Social Research and the New York Law School Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders, the conference will be held primarily at New York Law School, located at 185 West Broadway, with a couple of events on day two of the conference being held at The New School for Social Research.
The conference will feature participants who represent a variety of disciplines and generations, and will include four roundtable discussions: Reflections on Fall 1989, This Generation Reflects (student panel), Reflections on Transitions and Transformations, and Towards a New Global Order. There will also be screenings of the new documentary, Writing on the Wall: Remembering the Berlin Wall. The film was produced in conjunction with the German Embassy’s national commemoration of the 20th anniversary. After the screening of the film, a Q & A will be held with one of the filmmakers, Dr. Susan Michalczyk and Winston Churchill’s granddaughter, Edwina Sandys (interviewed in the film). For a full program and list of speakers, please visit the Global Law and Justice Colloquium’s Web page.
To register for this event, please contact Stan Schwartz at email@example.com or 212.431.2168. Press should contact LaToya Jordan in the New York Law School Marketing and Communications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.431.2191.
The Global Law and Justice Colloquium at New York Law School was established in 2002. This discussion group explores globalism, conflict, and the rule of law from a comparative perspective. Distinguished presenters come from schools in New York and elsewhere, and discussions—attended by faculty from inside and outside New York Law School—explore issues in comparative tort law and comparative constitutional law, as well as in the politics of crime, international justice, and the meaning of civil society.
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