Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

International Speakers' Series

The International Speakers Series was established in 2008 as part of a Queen's Law initiative to increase students' exposure to international issues and opportunities. The series, organized by Professor Darryl Robinson, brings in activists, practitioners and academics to discuss current topical issues in international law. Topics include international human rights and other legal issues arising in specific countries, the responsibility to protect and the future of globalization. Speakers are also invited to share their own experiences, lessons learned and advice for interested students in order to shed light on international career opportunities.

Past Speakers:

October 18, 2013
Gleider Hernandez, Durham Law School
Working at the International Court of Justice

November 19, 2012
Professor Jacob Katz Cogan, University of Cincinnati College of Law
The BRICS States & the Scope of International Law

March 29, 2012
Dr. Hilmi Zawati
Hidden deaths of Libyan rape survivors

October 13, 2011
Barry Stevens, award-winning film-maker
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

November 22, 2010 (hosted jointly with Alumni Speakers Series)
Jayne Stoyles, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for International Justice
The International Justice Movement:  What Role for Canadian Courts?

March 11, 2010
The Honourable Bob Rae, MP for Toronto Centre and Foreign Affairs Critic for the Official Opposition
Canada in the World

February 8, 2010 (hosted jointly with Alumni Speakers Series)
Scott Fairley, past President of Canadian Council on International Law
A Duty to Protect Canadians Abroad?  What the Supreme Court Decided and Left Undecided in Prime Minister of Canada v. Omar Khadr

January 18, 2010
Professor Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Soldiers in International Criminal Law

November 25, 2009 (hosted jointly with the Human Rights Law Association)
Nikki Dryden, two-time Olympic swimmer for Canada and human rights lawyer
Holding the International Olympic Committee accountable for its professed human rights values

November 9, 2009
Cory Wanless, Klippensteins Barristers & Solicitors
Holding Canadian corporations accountable for human rights violations abroad

October 5, 2009 (hosted jointly with the Law Students' Society)
Abousfian Abdelrazik
Personal experiences with the State responses to the threat of terrorism

April 3, 2009
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University (Distinguished Speaker)
Containing the Protectionist Threat Today

March 19, 2009
His Excellency Omar Samad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Ottawa
The Challenges of Transition in Afghanistan

February 23, 2009
Professor Don Hubert, University of Ottawa
The Responsibility to Protect and the International Politics of Civilian Protection

October 27, 2008
Dylan Smith, Al Haq
Experiences of Human Rights Advocacy in the Occupied Territories