Category: Events

This week: LIDS Fall Symposium, 10/31

Posted on October 27th, by hlids in Events, LIDS LIVE. No Comments

This week, LIDS is excited to present our annual Fall Symposium, focused on Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development!

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
Evening Reception at 4:30 pm at the Hark South Dining Room

Read more here.

On Friday, October 31st, experts, practitioners, and academics working on issues of development and reconstruction in post-conflict countries will convene at Harvard Law School to discuss strategies to best promote growth, stability, and long-term development in countries arising from violent conflict. In light of recent conflicts in countries such as Syria and Iraq, and keeping in mind the long – and in many cases, still ongoing – efforts to rebuild and develop in countries such as Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Cambodia, it is a particularly critical inquiry. Countries arising from conflict have often had basic infrastructure and institutions destroyed, poor prospects for economic growth, and face lack of security and rule of law.  The Symposium’s speakers will highlight barriers that countries from Rwanda to Afghanistan have faced in the process of transition, as well as the best practices employed in moving forward — including in promoting economic growth and development, institutionalizing the rule of law, and implementing justice and security sector reform.

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ALLIES Intellectual Roundtable: “The Changing Strategic Environment in the Middle East and North Africa and Evolving Civil-Military Relations”

Posted on February 20th, by hlids in Events, LIDS LIVE. No Comments

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ALLIES (Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services) will host the Intellectual Roundtable from February 26th-February 27th on the Tufts Campus. ALLIES’ principal annual event, the Intellectual Roundtable is attended by students and faculty from across the ALLIES national network, as well as military officers, government, NGO workers, academics and other professionals.

This year’s theme is “The Changing Strategic Environment in the Middle East and North Africa and Evolving Civil-Military Relations.” The Intellectual Roundtable will include a keynote address by Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; panels featuring leading experts on civil-military relations in the Middle East and North Africa, and a student-run simulation of a geo-political crisis in near-future Algeria. Here is a link to the Facebook event.

(Cabot Auditorium is located at 170 Packard Avenue Medford, MA 02155.)


John Bellinger on “The AUMF, Drones, Guantanamo, the NSA Controversy, and other national security law challenges for the Administration.”

Posted on February 5th, by hlids in Events, LIDS LIVE. No Comments

Time and Location: 5:30 pm, HLS Wasserstein Hall Room 2009

John Bellinger, a renowned national security and international public law expert, will be coming to speak at HLS on February 18, 2014, about “The AUMF, Drones, Guantanamo, the NSA Controversy, and other national security law challenges for the Administration.”

Please read Mr. Bellinger’s extensive and impressive biography here. Highlights, in addition to being a partner at Arnold & Porter, include: Legal Adviser to the Department of State from 2005 to 2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House from 2001-2005. We are honored to welcome Mr. Bellinger and hope you can join us!

Sponsored by Harvard Law School Armed Forced Association and Arnold & Porter, with support from our cosponsors: Harvard National Security Journal, Harvard National Security and Law Association, and Harvard Law and International Development Society.