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Courses


Courses

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Courses


Courses

Current and Upcoming Harvard Law School Courses with HLS PILAC Faculty

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Webpage last updated: September 2019.

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Events


Events

Events


Events

 

Videos

Briefing to the United Nations Security Council on Safeguarding Humanitarian Action • Prof. Naz Modirzadeh • April 1, 2019 • UNHQ, New York

 

Previous Events

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Activities


Activities

Activities


Activities

Alongside HLS PILAC’s research portfolio, we collaborate with student researchers, scholars, and practitioners to engage with states, intergovernmental organizations, U.N. system actors, and NGOs through an array of activities.

Research Briefings at United Nations Missions

For the fourth consecutive year, in 2019 HLS PILAC led a series of informal research briefings at Missions to the United Nations in New York. The briefings provided an opportunity for legal advisors to an array of diverse Missions to informally engage with recent academic research. The informal series was hosted by the Missions of Belgium, Lichtenstein, Norway, Mexico, and Switzerland.

Workshops

We regularly convenes workshops to identify, explore, and understand contemporary challenges concerning armed conflict and international law. Beginning in 2016, for example, HLS PILAC has co-organized a series of workshops — on detention, outer space, and artificial intelligence — with the International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada and the Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College.

CASE STUDIES

In collaboration with the HLS Case Studies Program, HLS PILAC develops real-world-based case studies. In each exercise, students act as senior-level decision-makers to resolve legal and policy dilemmas that arise in armed conflicts.

Legal Policy Briefings

To leverage our research and provide students with real-world policy experience, we provide high-level briefings on its key areas of focus to decision-makers in government, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs. Through these briefings, students experience how international law and international law expertise relate to complex policy decision-making across the spectrum of viewpoints concerning situations of armed conflict. 

WORKING GROUPS & COLLABORATIONS

The Program hosts the Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement Project’s Senior Law and Policy Working Group, which comprises over 90 senior humanitarian, counterterrorism, and human rights practitioners, policy advisers, directors, and general counsel. As HLS PILAC continues to develop, we will also explore collaborations with academic institutions and centers.

[Activities write-up last updated: October 2019]