Hauser Colloquium on Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Hauser Colloquium


Prof. Ryan Goodman

W 2:10-4:00pm in VH202 unless otherwise noted


The study of international and transnational law concerning international humanitarian law, human rights law, and national security has grown enormously in recent years. The colloquium provides students with the opportunity to engage this area of scholarship by bringing to the seminar leading academics producing some of the most interesting new work.


Schedule of Presenters:


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ben Heath (NYU Law)

“The New National Security Challenge to the Economic Order”


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Rebecca Ingber (Boston University School of Law)

“Congressional Administration of Foreign Affairs”


Friday, September 20, 2019

Janina Dill (University of Oxford)

“Threats to State Survival as Emergencies in International Law: Implications for the Permissibility of Using Nuclear Weapons”

Time: F 2:00pm-3:50pm

Room: FH 110


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Alexander Moorehead (Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)

“Air Operations and Human Rights Law: Unexplored Issues of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction”


Friday, October 18, 2019

Monica Hakimi (University of Michigan Law School)

“Making Sense of Customary International Law”

Time: F 2:00pm-3:50pm

Room: FH 110


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Oona Hathaway (Yale Law School)

“National Security Lawyering in the Post-War Era: Can Law Constrain Power?”


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Laura Dickinson (George Washington University Law School)

“National Security Policymaking in the Shadow of International Law”


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tom Dannenbaum (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University)

“Specifying the Criminal Wrong of Starvation”


Wednesday, November 20, 2019:

Adil Haque (Rutgers Law School)

“Indeterminacy in the Law of Armed Conflict”

If you are interested in reading a copy of the scheduled paper before the colloquium meets in a particular week, please contact Brianne Cuffe at  Please do not circulate the document.