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Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems:
Symposium 2011


TLCP's 2011 Symosium has concluded and we thank everyone who made it a great success.

If you were unable to attend the symposium please scroll down to the panel listings to view videos of the panels. After clicking the links you may have to wait a few minutes before the videos become playable because of their large size.
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Mission Statement:

The purpose of the TLCP symposium is to clarify U.S.-Western counter-terrorism policies, to assess their effectiveness, and to recommend alternatives where needed. The symposium will raise important questions about past and present counter-terrorism policies and to act as a forum for much-needed discussion on these issues.

TLCP Is Pleased to Have as Co-Guest Editors for the 2011 Symposium:
Professor Burns H. Weston
Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Iowa College of Law; Senior Scholar, UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR), The University of Iowa College of Law.
Professor Adrien K. Wing
Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law, The University of Iowa College of Law.

TLCP would like to thank the generous Sponsors and Supporters of the 2011 Symposium:
Complete List of Sponsors and Supporters

Description:

TLCP’s 2011 Keynote Address is Co-Sponsored with
The University of Iowa Lecture Committee & The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

Legitimacy Wars and the Decline of Hard Power: Countering Terrorism and Achieving Justice in the 21st Century
Richard A. Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law & Practice Emeritus, Princeton University, and U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories.

Click here for a video clip of the Q&A after the keynote (Credit: The Daily Iowan)

Symposium
Co-Sponsored with The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

Panel I: Rethinking Israel-Palestine Policy

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Moderator:
Burns Weston, Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Scholar, UI Center for Human Rights, The University of Iowa College of Law.

Panelists:
Richard A. Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law & Practice Emeritus, Princeton University, and U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories.
Professor Irene Gendzier, Department of Political Science, Boston University.

Rethinking Israel-Palestine Policy will reassess current U.S.-Western approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, give special attention to the extent to which these approaches encourage or retard Middle Eastern-Central/South Asian terrorism, and propose alternative approaches to the conflict, legal and otherwise, if needed.

Panel II: Rethinking Economic Policy
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Moderator:
Enrique Carrasco, Professor of Law, The University of Iowa College of Law, and Founder and Director University of Iowa Center for International Finance and Development.

Panelists:
S. Brock Blomberg, Dean of the Robert Day School of Economics & Finance and Peter K. Barker Professor of Economics & George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College.
Lloyd J. Dumas, Professor of Political Economy, Economics, & Public Policy, University of Texas at Dallas.

Rethinking Economic Policy will seek to illuminate how U.S.-Western economic policies toward the Middle East and Central/South Asia exacerbate or alleviate the causes of terrorism in the area, and further explore the economic and political obstacles that stand in the way of making necessary changes if needed. 

Panel III: Rethinking Cross-Cultural Policy
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Moderator:
Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law, The University of Iowa College of Law.

Panelists:
Hilal Elver, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara and Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Chapman University.
Wadie E. Said, Assistant Professor of Law, University of South Carolina.

Rethinking Cross-Cultural Policy will consider both how the United States and other Western countries receive Islamic culture in their societies and how they export their Western cultures to the Islamic world, in each case to assess the degree to which their cross-cultural behaviors mitigate or worsen anti-Western terrorism from the Middle East and Central/South Asia and to recommend solutions if needed. 

Panel IV: Rethinking Military Policy
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Moderator:
Mark Osiel, Aliber Family Chair in Law, The University of Iowa College of Law

Panelists:
David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies, University of Notre Dame Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Chair of the Board, Fourth Freedom Forum.
James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, & Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations.

Rethinking Military Policy, will evaluate the pros and cons of U.S. and allied military strategy in the struggle against terrorism in the Middle East-Central/South Asia, and how, if at all, the United States and its allies can better use their military forces to minimize this terrorism.