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  • April 19, 2022

    Global Crises and the Renewed Relevance of Human Rights

    A Conversation with the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council In the third decade of the new millennium, the simultaneity, speed, and depth of existential challenges like climate change, geopolitical instability, war, technological disruption, and intensifying social inequalities are testing the traditional human rights paradigm like never before. The UN Human Rights Council plays an essential role in creating, enforcing, and shaping the future of international human rights law. This roundtable conversation convenes the Council’s President, Ambassador Federico Villegas, with NYU Law’s Pablo de Greiff and César Rodríguez-Garavito to explore the multiple challenges to the human rights regime and its ability to tackle these existential issues. Speakers:
    • Federico Villegas, President, UN Human Rights Council
    • Pablo de Greiff,Director of the Prevention Project & Transitional Justice Program, NYU Law Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
    • César Rodríguez-Garavito, Professor of Clinical Law and Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU Law
    This is an in-person event open to the NYU community. There is limited seating, so make sure you register today!   WHEN: April 19, 2022 from 5-6p ET WHERE: Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 245 Sullivan Street 9th Floor REGISTER NOW! Read more >
  • April 13, 2022

    The Fight for Gender Justice, Part III: The Next Generation of Gender Justice

    Join the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity for the final event in The Fight for Gender Justice, a three-part speaker series presented by the BWLN and the Ms. Foundation. The speaker series, which began in Fall 2021, convenes thought leaders from across advocacy organizations and the legal field to highlight the legal and advocacy battles at the forefront of the movement for gender justice. This final program will focus on next-generation leaders and look ahead to the future of gender justice work. From empowering young people on gender justice issues to rethinking gender norms, the panel will explore how various advocates are laying the groundwork for long-term change.
    • Dr. Monique W. Morris (Introduction), President and CEO, Grantmakers for Girls of Color
    • Sabrina Bernadel (Moderator), Equal Justice Works Fellow, National Women’s Law Center
    • Shawnda Chapman, Director, Girls Fund Initiative, Ms. Foundation for Women
    • Courtney Dankworth, Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton LLP
    • Rebecca Epstein ’95, Executive Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown Law
    • Nadra Nittle, Education Reporter, The 19th
      This event is free and open to the public; kindly register via Zoom. Attendees will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and password after registering. Please visit the NYU Law calendar listing for additional information. Read more >
  • April 6th, 2022

    NYU Law Forum: NFTs Explained … To the Extent Possible

    What is an NFT, and why are people talking about them? In this Forum, Professors Amy Adler and Chris Sprigman—joined by Mitchell F. Chan, an artist and leading NFT innovator—will look at what NFTs do, and just as importantly, what they don’t do. They’ll discuss a number of recent NFT controversies and examine the role that NFTs are beginning to play in art markets. They will also review the intellectual property law, as well as other legal and social issues raised by NFTs, and venture some early predictions about whether NFTs will have enduring importance—and, if so, why. Professor Barton Beebe will moderate. Read more >
  • March 30th, 2022

    Risk Scoring and Children’s Rights in Chile

    The Chilean government, like many others, has deployed predictive modelling software to assess children’s risk of facing harm or abuse. The Childhood Alert System, an "early warning system" based on algorithmic predictions, assigns risk scores to children and adolescents. But this system consistently and disproportionately focuses on low-income families and is deemed merely an exercise in "poverty profiling." This conversation will look at the implications of this system for children’s rights in Chile. We will examine how algorithmic risk prediction, far from being a neutral exercise, can stigmatize and criminalize families in poverty, exacerbate harmful interventions in children’s lives, and invisibilize other risks. We will ask, what does it mean to introduce predictive analytics into child welfare decisions, and what stories are these risk scores really telling? Read more >
  • April 14th, 2022

    12th Cyber Security Lecture – Cloud Security Megatrends

    The NYU Tandon School of Engineering Cyber Security Lecture Series provides an arena for high-level discussion among world-class scholars and practitioners. Led by MS CRS capstone mentor Phil Venables (CISO – Google Cloud), this lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Cybersecurity Experts offering their own perspectives on cloud adoption, security, and digital transformation. Read more >



  • May 13, 2022

    Beth George on Russian Threats and Cybersecurity

    The new Reiss Center and Just Security series What You Need to Know: Unpacking the Law in Russia's War Against Ukraine is back this week. In brief question-and-answer interviews with leading experts, we probe some of the most urgent and unsettled legal questions in a tragic conflict that threatens to reshape the international legal and political landscape for years to come. In our second installment, we hear from Wilson Sonsini partner and former DOD Acting General Counsel Beth George on Russian Threats and Cybersecurity, as she gives important legal and policy context for the threat of Russian cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure, the role and risks for the private sector, and a lawyer's approach to cyber operations. Read more >
  • May 4th, 2022

    New Series | What You Need to Know: Unpacking the Law in Russia’s War Against Ukraine

    The Reiss Center on Law and Security and Just Security present a new series, What You Need to Know: Unpacking the Law in Russia's War Against Ukraine. In brief question-and-answer interviews with leading experts, we will probe some of the most urgent and unsettled legal questions in a tragic conflict that threatens to reshape the international legal and political landscape for years to come. Today, we launch the first discussion in the series, with Stephen Pomper on the Use of Cluster Munitions. Pomper explains the international legal framework governing cluster munitions and explores the United States' complex posture on these weapons and their use in Ukraine. Read more >
  • April 14, 2022

    Kenji Yoshino to receive NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award

    On April 14, NYU announced that Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and faculty director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, is among the 2021-2022 recipients of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Yoshino specializes in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature, and regularly teaches Constitutional Law and Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion.
    Kenji Yoshino
    Kenji Yoshino
    Yoshino is the author of three books: Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights; A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice; and Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Talent Innovation, the Board of the Brennan Center for Justice, and the External Advisory Panel for Diversity and Inclusion for the World Bank Group. In addition to being a prolific author of academic books and articles, he is also an important voice outside academia, publishing pieces in the New York Times and the Washington Post and speaking on radio and television programs on NPR, CNN, PBS, and MSNBC. Established in 1987, the Distinguished Teaching Award highlights NYU’s commitment to teaching excellence. It is given annually to selected outstanding members of the faculty, and recipients are presented with a research stipend. The criteria for selection includes demonstrating extraordinary commitment to, and innovation and effectiveness in, teaching and learning via pedagogy, student-directed teaching practices and assessment, mentorship, and curricula. Read more >
  • March 1, 2022

    What makes New York vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks?

    NYU Tandon Professor Justin Cappos in the news: Following Russia’s provocations and now invasion of Ukraine, local and state officials are stepping up their vigilance and talking about bolstering defenses of critical infrastructure and other high-interest targets, including transportation networks, power grids and financial institutions. Read more >
  • February 24th, 2022

    Russia may be primed to hack America’s infrastructure

    NYU Tandon Professor Justin Cappos in the news: As Russian troops attack Ukraine, experts are warning that Vladimir Putin could also seize the opportunity to deploy Russia’s trove of cyber-weapons to hack America’s infrastructure. Please click the title of this post to read this article from Yahoo! Finance. Read more >