The European Parliament in Brussels has invited Professor Jörg Fedtke to brief members of the Committee for Foreign Affairs on constitutional developments in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. Professor Fedtke will provide an analysis of the recently enacted settlements in Tunisia and Egypt as well as an overview of the constitutional options for Libya. He is a close observer of the Arab Spring and has in past years worked with several organizations, including IDEA and The Carter Center, to analyse constitutional developments across the region.
Professor Jörg Fedtke met with human rights activists, members of the Constituent Assembly (C50 Committee), donor organizations, and members of the academic community at a series of events hosted by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), the World Bank, and The American University in Cairo (AUC) earlier this month. The trip, organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), focused on shortcomings of Egypt's 2013 Draft Constitution that is currently under discussion. The text is set to be finalized in December and will be presented to the people in a referendum next year.
Dr. Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell, Associate Professor of Commercial Law (Profesora Titular) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid/Spain and currently Coleman Visiting Professor at Tulane Law School, will give a student talk on contemporary privacy issues on October 17, 2013. The talk, titled Privacy in the Digital Space, will take place in the Faculty Lounge at 12:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. Professor Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell, who visited the Center last year, is an expert in company law, e-commerce, and electronic payment systems. She is teaching a 1-credit course on e-commerce (The Second Generation of Electronic Commerce Law) at Tulane this Fall.
Dr. Rodriguez's CV
Professor Joel Monéger of Paris Dauphine University in Paris/France gave a lunchtime lecture discussing the current European financial and economic crisis and the future of the European Union on September 24. Professor Monéger is currently visiting St. Louis. He is a former dean of the Faculté de Droit at the University of Orleans and holds the Jean Monnet Chair as a lifetime appointment at Dauphine. Professor Monéger is an expert on EU competition law. His new book in English, The Law of the European Union (with Levasseur and others), has just been published. Professor Monéger teaches on Tulane's Paris Summer Program.
Tulane Law's Berlin Summer Program in Intercultural Negotiation and Mediation will take place from July 20 to August 2, 2014 at Humboldt University in Berlin/Germany. It is likely to be followed by a two-day workshop on mediating political conflict. Tulane's ADR Student Society - in cooperation with the Berlin Program - will offer an introduction to mediation, followed by a skills workshop, in Weinmann Hall in October and November (dates to be confirmed). The 2013 Berlin Program attracted over 40 students from Tulane and across the United States. They were joined by 80 international students recruited by Humboldt University.
Dr. Sandra Hotz provided insight into the reform of the Japanese Civil Code on occasion of an Eason-Weinmann lunchtime talk on September 4, 2013. Dr. Hotz, a senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Zurich/Swizerland, is currently visiting Cornell Law School. Her areas of expertise include contract law, torts, comparative methodology, and legal philosophy.