Major Past Events

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Previous major events initiated by the Center include:

Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence

A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Ethics Center

The Responsibility to Protect at 10: the Challenge of Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Populations 

Gideon at 50

Replacing the Rule of Force with the Rule of Law

Local Action/Global Impact

Distinguished Visting Practitioner Program

Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice – With His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, later the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Brazil’s Balancing Act: Reconciling the Demands of Economic Development, Environmental Protection and Indigenous Rights

The Rule of Law Comes Home: Can the United Nations Live Up to its Own High Standards?

Telling the Story: Power and Responsibility in Documenting Human Rights Violations

Louis D. Brandeis 100: Then and Now – a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the nomination and confirmation of Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court that featured remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ethics Center staff served as lead organizers.  

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