Prof. Dr. Siegfried Wiessner



Status:

Professor of Law; Founder & Director,

LL.M. / J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights

St. Thomas University School of Law

www.stu.edu/humanrights

Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Intercultural Human Rights

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

2013 Law Professor of the Year (Lawyers to the Rescue)

Chair, 2008-2012, International Law Association (ILA)

Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Member, Executive Council, 2007-2010

The American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow

European University Institute, Florence, Fall 2009

Office:                                                                      

St. Thomas University School of Law

16401 N.W. 37th Avenue

Miami Gardens, Florida 33054, U.S.A.

Tel.:  (305) 623-2305;  Fax:  (305) 474-2413

 E-Mail: swiessner@stu.edu

                                   

Degrees:

Doctor of Law (Dr. iur.), 1989 (University of Tübingen)

Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1983 (Yale)

Second State Examination in Law, 1981 (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

First State Examination in Law, 1977 (Baden-Württemberg)

Certificate in Modern English Law, 1975

(British Institute of Int’l and Comparative Law)

Certificat d'Etudes Françaises, 1974 (Geneva University)

Previous Appointments:

Lecturer, Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Summer 2011

Visiting Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong, October 2009 and November 2010

Guest Professor, University of Prishtina Summer Institute, Kosovo 2009

Lecturer, Institute of International Public Law and International Relations, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003

Lecturer, UN/UNITAR International Law Fellowship Program, The Hague, 1997, 1998, 2000; Regional Program, Tehran, 1999

Visiting Professor of Law, University of Tübingen Faculty of Law, 1992

Associate Dean, St. Thomas University School of Law, 1990-91

Associate Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, 1985-90

Associate, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C., 1984-85

Research Assistant, Professor Eugene V. Rostow, Yale Law School, 1983

Teaching Associate & Assistant, University of Tübingen Faculty of Law, 1977-82

Languages:

English, French, German, Spanish

Books:           

Looking to the Future:  Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman  (Editor, with Mahnoush Arsanjani, Jacob Katz Cogan & Robert D. Sloane, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011), 1100 pp.                                                                             

International Law in Contemporary Perspective (Casebook, Foundation Press 2004), with W. Michael Reisman, Mahnoush Arsanjani and Gayl Westerman, 1584 pp.

United States Agency for International Development, M/OP/ENI/DGSR, Evaluation of the Rule of Law Program in Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States: The American Bar Association/Central and East European Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) - Final Report, Jan. 28, 1999, with Richard N. Blue, Silvy Chernev and Robyn L. Goodkind, 39 pp., with appendices

Die Funktion der Staatsangehörigkeit [The Function of Nationality] (Tübingen University Press, 1989), 414 pp.

Lager und menschliche Würde [Camps and Human Dignity] (Editor, with Claudius Hennig, Tübingen: AS-Verlag, 1982), 117 pp.

Book Chapters:

The State and Indigenous Peoples:  The Historic Significance of ILA Resolution No. 5/2012, in Der Staat im Recht.  Festschrift für Eckart Klein zum 70. Geburtstag 1357-1368 (M. Breuer et al. eds, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2013)

Culture and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights. Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2013)

“Doctors of the Social Order”: Introduction to the New Haven Methodology, in Handbook on:

 Human Trafficking, Public Health and the Law:  A Spring School from the New Haven Perspective (forthcoming, Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, 2013)

The Cultural Dimension of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in International Law for Common Goods.  Essays in Honor of Francesco Francioni (forthcoming, Hart Publishing, Oxford UK 2013)

Indigenous Self-Determination, Culture and Land:  A Reassessment in Light of the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, inIndigenous Rights in the Age of the UN Declaration, ch. 1, at 31-63 (Elvira Pulitano, ed., 2012, Cambridge University Press)

Introduction to Looking to the Future:  Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman xiii-xxiii (with Mahnoush Arsanjani, Jacob Katz Cogan & Robert D. Sloane, 2011)

Michael Reisman, Human Dignity, and the Law, in Looking to the Future:  Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman 21-29 (2011)

Founding myths, international law and voting rights in the District of Columbia, in Making Transnational Law Work in the Global Economy:  Essays in Honour of Detlev Vagts 174-197 (Pieter H. F. Bekker, Rudolf Dolzer & Michael Waibel eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010)

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:  Selected Issues, in The Diversity of International Law.  Essays in Honour of Professor Kalliopi K. Koufa 343-361 (Aristotle Constantinides & Nikos Zaikos eds., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2009)

Demographic Change and the Protection of Minorities, in Globaler demographischer Wandel und Schutz der Menschenrechte 155-185 (Eckart Klein ed., Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2005)

Ethnic Groups, in Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity 304-306 (Dinah Shelton ed., Macmillan Reference USA 2005)

Legitimacy and Accountability of NGOs: A Policy-Oriented Perspective, in From Government to Governance - 2003 Hague Joint Conference on Contemporary Issues of International Law  95-101 (W.P. Heere ed., T.M.C. Asser Press 2004)

Policy-Oriented Jurisprudence and Human Rights Abuses in Internal Conflict: Toward a World Public Order of Human Dignity, in The Methods of International  Law  47-77  (Anne-Marie Slaughter & Steven R. Ratner  eds., 2004), with Andrew R. Willard  (No. 36, ASIL Studies in Transnational Legal Policy)

Rights and Status of Indigenous Peoples: A Global Comparative and International Legal Perspective, reprinted in International Law and Indigenous Peoples 257-328 (S. James Anaya ed., 2003)

Exploring the Edge: The Personal Reach of a Transnational Agreement to Arbitrate, in “In einem vereinten Europa dem Frieden der Welt zu dienen...” Liber Amicorum Thomas Oppermann 453-473 (2001)

Professor Myres S. McDougal: A Tender Farewell, in Myres Smith McDougal: Appreciations of an Extraordinary Man 119-121 (Yale Law School, 1999)

Faces of Vulnerability: Protecting Individuals in Organic and Non-Organic Groups, in The Living Law of Nations 217-226 (Gudmundur Alfredsson & Peter Macalister-Smith eds., 1996)

Law and Minimum World Public Order, with Myres S. McDougal, in Myres S. McDougal & Florentino P. Feliciano, The International Law of War xix-lxxxii (New Haven Press 1994)

Human Activities in Outer Space: A Framework for Decision-Making, in Space Law:  Views of the Future 7-20 (Int'l Inst. of Air and Space Law, State University of Leyden ed., 1988), reprinted in The Spirit of American Law 514-521(George S. Grossman ed., 2000)

Articles:

Re-Enchanting the World:  Indigenous Peoples’ Rights as Essential Parts of a Holistic Human Rights Regime, 15 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 239-288 (2010 [2012])

The Cultural Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Achievements and Continuing Challenges, 22 Eur. J. Int’l L. 121-140 (2011), available athttp://ejil.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/1/121.full.pdf+html

Indigenous Sovereignty, Culture, and International Human Rights Law, 110 South Atlantic Q. 403-427 (2011, with Lorie M. Graham)

The New Haven School of Jurisprudence: A Universal Toolkit for Understanding and Shaping the Law, 18 Asia Pacific L. Rev. 45-61 (2010)

Law as a Means to a Public Order of Human Dignity: The Jurisprudence of Michael Reisman, 34 Yale J. Int’l L. 525-532 (2009), available athttp://www.yale.edu/yjil/files_PDFs/vol34/Conference.pdf

The Cuban Embargo and Human Rights:  Introductory Remarks, 4 Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 5-7 (2009)

Indigenous Sovereignty:  A Reassessment in Light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 41 Vanderbilt J. Transnat’l L. 1141-1176 (2008), available at

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/publications/journal-of-transnational-law/archives/volume-41-number-4/index.aspx

The New Haven School:  A Brief Introduction, 32 Yale J. Int’l L. 575-582 (2007), with W. Michael Reisman and Andrew R. Willard

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Towards Re-Empowerment, Third World Resurgence, Issue No. 206, at 15-17 (October 2007), with S. James Anaya; reprinted in UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 45-52 (Tebtebba Foundation 2007), also published, asRe-Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples, at 3(2) Asian Human Rights Defender 44-46 (July-December 2007)

The Articles on State Responsibility and Contemporary International Law, 34 Thesaurus Acroasium  247-276 (2006)

The Movement Toward Federalism in Italy: A Policy-Oriented Perspective, 15 St. Thomas L. Rev. 301-319   (2002)

Policy-Oriented Jurisprudence, 44 German Y.B. Int’l L. 96-112 (2001), with Andrew R. Willard

Indigenous Peoples, 10 Y.B. Int’l Envtl. L. 193-216 (2000); 11 Y.B. Int’l Envtl. L. 155-163 (2001); 12 Y.B. Int’l Envtl. L. 198-208 (2002); 13 Y.B. Int’l Envtl. L. 249-257 (2004)

Defending Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage: An Introduction, 14 St. Thomas L. Rev. 271-274 (2001)

Joining Control to Authority: The Hardened “Indigenous Norm,” 25 Yale J. Int’l L. 301-305 (2000)

The 2000 Revision of the United Nations Draft Principles and Guidelines on the Protection of the Heritage of Indigenous People, 13 St. Thomas L. Rev. 383-390 (2000), with Marie Battiste

Rights and Status of Indigenous Peoples: A Global Comparative and International Legal Perspective, 12 Harv. Hum. Rts. J. 57-128 (1999)

Policy-Oriented Jurisprudence and Human Rights Abuses in Internal Conflict: Toward a World Public Order of Human Dignity, 93 Am. J. Int’l L. 316-334 (1999), with Andrew R. Willard

¡Esa India!  LatCrit Theory and the Place of Indigenous Peoples within Latina/o Communities, 53 U. Miami L. Rev. 831-854 (1999)

Professor Myres S. McDougal: A Tender Farewell, 11 St. Thomas L. Rev. 203-206 (1999)

Marathon Oil Co. v. Ruhrgas AG: Amicus Curiae Brief by Professors of International Arbitration, 9 World Arb. & Mediation Rep. 137-143 (1998)

International Law in the 21st Century:  Decisionmaking in Institutionalized and Non-Institutionalized Settings, 26 Thesaurus Acroasium 129-153 (1997)

The Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 6 Int'l J. Cult. Prop. 356-375 (1997)

American Indian Treaties and Modern International Law, 7 St. Thomas L. Rev. 567-602 (1995); also published in Sovereignty Symposium VIII (1995)

 

La Violencia y el Derecho en el Nuevo Orden Mundial, 3 Revista de Derecho.  Universidad Católica de la Ssma. Concepción [Chile] 71-84 (1994)

Federalism: An Architecture for Freedom, 1 New Europe L. Rev. 129-142 (1993)

Law and Peace In A Changing World, 22 Cumberland L. Rev. 681-710 (1992), with Myres S.  McDougal

Blessed Be the Ties that Bind: The Nexus Between Nationality and Territory, 56 Miss. L.J. 447-533 (1988)

The Public Order of the Geostationary Orbit: Blueprints for the Future, 9 Yale J. World Pub. Order 217-274 (1983[1985])

Die Schiedsfähigkeit internationaler Antitrust-Streitigkeiten, 10 Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 757-765 (1985), with Dieter G. Lange

Barriers to Telecom Trade: A Caveat, 2 Telematics No. 1, 1-10 (1985)

Communications in the Earth-Space Arena: Translating Equity into Hertz and Degrees from the Greenwich Meridian, 52 ITU Telecomm'n J. 304-309 (1985)

Vom "verwalteten Grundrecht" zum "verwalteten Menschen"? in Politisches Asyl und Einwanderung 92-112 (Ulrich O. Sievering ed. 1984)

Das völkerrechtliche Regime der geostationären Umlaufbahn, 32 Austrian J. Pub. & Int'l L. 209-239 (1982), with Rüdiger Jung


Die "Vorläufige Wohnheimordnung": Anmerkungen zum Statut des Sammellagers Tübingen, in Lager und menschliche Würde, supra, at 77-102

Die rechtliche Problematik der Sammellager für Asylbewerber in Baden-Württemberg, 3 Informationsbrief Ausländerrecht 261-270 (1981)

Asylverweigerung ohne Anerkennungsverfahren, 7 Europäische Grundrechte-Zeitschrift 473-479 (1980)

Nevil Johnson: Die Institutionen im Studium der Politik [transl. Nevil Johnson, The Place of Institutions in the Study of Politics], 16 Der Staat 1-19 (1977)

Lectures and Panel Contributions:

Interim Report and Remarks, Working Session, International Law Association Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, ILA Report of the 74th Conference held in The Hague 15-19, 2010 834-923 (London 2010)

The Kurdish Issue and Beyond:  Territorial Communities Rivaling the State, 98 Proc. Am. Soc’y Int’l L. 107-108 (2004)

Intellectual Property and Indigenous Peoples: An Overview, 95 Proc. Am. Soc’y Int’l L. 151-153 (2001)             

The Project of Reconfiguration: How Can International Law Be Reconstituted?, 94 Proc. Am. Soc’y Int’l L. 73-74, 79-81 (2000)

Remarks, Panel on Communities in Transition: Autonomy, Self-Governance and Independence, 87 Proc. Am. Soc'y Int'l L. 264-265 (1993)

Developments in the International Law of Telecommunications, 83 Proc. Am. Soc'y Int'l L. 400-403 (1990)

The Art of the Possible: A Review of Space-WARC 1985-1988, Proc. 32nd Coll. on the Law of Outer Space 266-269 (1990)

Remarks, Panel on Treaty Law and Outer Space: The Role of the United Nations, 80 Proc. Am. Soc'y  Int'l L. 385 (1988)

Access to a Res Publica Internationalis: The Case of the Geostationary Orbit, Proc. 29th Coll. on the Law of Outer Space 147-153 (1987)

Book Reviews:

Alexandra Xanthaki, Indigenous Rights and United Nations Standards, 103 Am. J. Int’l L. 188-193 (2009)

The Reasons Requirement in International Investment Arbitration. Critical Case Studies (Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez & W. Michael Reisman eds.), 4 (2) Global Arbitration Rev. 38-39 (2009)

Sandra Voos, Die Schule von New Haven, 96 Am. J. Int’l L. 498-501 (2002)

Gerard-René de Groot, Staatsangehörigkeit im Wandel, 85 Am. J. Int'l L. 422-424 (1991)

Stephen Gorove, The Teaching of Space Law Around the World, 15 J. Space L. 72-75 (1987)

Internet lecture:

The Rights and Status of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law, Lecture Series, athttp://untreaty.un.org/cod/avl/ls/Wiessner_HR.html

Internet Publications:

Final Report and ILA Resolution No. 5/2012, International Law Association Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 75th ILA Biennial Meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 26-30, 2012, at http://www.ila-hq.org/en/committees/index.cfm/cid/1024 (Chair, with Members)

Remarks, Open Session, International Law Association Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, ILA Report of the 75th Conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria, August 28, 2012 (forthcoming, ILA Website)

Interim Report, International Law Association Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 74th ILA Biennial Meeting, The Hague, August 2010, at http://www.ila-hq.org/en/committees/index.cfm/cid/1024 (Chair, with Members)

ILA Committee Chair Report, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 87 ABILA Newsletter 10-11 (September 2010), at http://ila-americanbranch.org/newsletters/201009_ABILA_ NEWSLETTER.pdf.

Introductory Note, General Assembly Resolution 61/295 of 13 September 2007 (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law, Historical Archives, at http://untreaty.un.org/cod/avl/historicarchives.html

ILA Committee Chair Report, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 82 ABILA Newsletter, 7-8 (January 2009), at http://ila-americanbranch.org/newsletters/ABILANews2009-01.pdf.

Council Comment: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Medellín v. Texas, ASIL Newsletter, April/June 2008, at 14, athttp://www.asil.org/pdfs/asilnews080606.pdf.

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Towards Re-empowerment, JURIST Forum, Oct. 3, 2007, athttp://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2007/10/un-declaration-on-rights-of-indigenous.php (with S. James Anaya)

Council Comment: The International Court of Justice’s Decision in Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro, ASIL Newsletter, Spring 2007, at 9, at http://www.asil.org/pdfs/asilnews070625.pdf

A New United Nations Subsidiary Organ:  The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, ASIL Insight No. 67, Apr. 2001, athttp://www.asil.org/insigh67.cfm (with John Carey)

Non-State Actors and Their Impact on International Human Rights Law, AALS Workshop on Human RightsOct. 26–28, 2000, athttp://www.aals.org/profdev/humanrights/weissner.html


Work in Progress:

Second Edition, International Law in Contemporary Perspective  (Casebook, Foundation Press), with W. Michael Reisman et al.

BRILL/ Nijhoff Series, American Classics in International Law, Volume Editor: General Theory

Teaching

Experience:             

International Law; Constitutional Law; Human Rights Law; Comparative Law; Rule of Law; Jurisprudence; International Business Transactions; Commercial Law; Communications Law; Administrative Law; Property

 

Honors:

Law Professor of the Year Award, Lawyers to the Rescue, March 14, 2013 Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Fall 2009

Heavy Hitter in Education, South Florida Business Journal, 2005

Elected Member, Int'l Institute of Space Law, 1986

German Government Fellowship (DAAD), 1982-83

Netherlands Government Scholarship, 1979

C.M.E.L., with distinction and merit, 1975

German Government Fellowship (DAAD), 1973-74

Int'l Essay Award, Council of Europe, 1971 & 1972

("Youth & European Federalism"; "Europe and Détente")

Professional  Activities:              

Chair, International Law Association Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2008-2012

Member, Executive Council, American Society of International Law, 2007-2010

Chair, American Society of International Law Interest Group on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2001- 2005

           

Professional  Organizations: 

American Society of International Law

International Law Association

International Institute of Space Law

German Society of International Law

Lectures:                 

The New Haven School of Jurisprudence, “Human Trafficking, Public Health and the Law: A Spring School from the New Haven Perspective,” Technische   

Universität Dresden, University of Siena, Romanian-American University &        Masarykova University, Czech Republic, Erasmus Intensive Programme, Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy, March 4-6, 2013

The Scope and the Limits of Executive Power, Conference on "Navigating the Political Divide:  Lessons from Lincoln," Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 20, 2012

Cultural Diversity and the Safeguarding of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, UN             

Expert Seminar:  Indigenous Peoples’ Languages and Cultures, Brunel                                  

University, London, England, March 8, 2012

Class on Culture and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, in Florence, Italy, June 27-29, 2011

                  The ILA Commentary on The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of                 Indigenous Peoples, Faculty Seminar, European University Institute, Florence,                      December 2, 2009

Policy-Oriented Jurisprudence:  Global Problems, Global Solutions, Faculty Seminar, City University of Hong Kong, October 22, 2009

The Rights and Status of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Audiovisual       Library of International Law, United Nations, New York, July 2, 2009

Keynote Address, The Struggle to Vote:  The Political Right to Self-Determination in the District of Columbia and Beyond, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, DC, March 27, 2009

The Scope and the Limits of Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Self-Government,           Faculty Speakers Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, February          22, 2007

 

Creating Safe Spaces for Indigenous & Non-Western Peoples and Their Laws, Earth Jurisprudence Seminar, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, February 12, 2007

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Miami Dade College, December         10, 2004

The Effects of Demographic Change on the Protection of Minorities, Symposium   on Global Demographic Change and Human Rights, University of Potsdam,             Germany, July 3, 2004

The Articles on State Responsibility and Contemporary International Law, 31st Session, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 15-19, 2003

Human Rights and the War on Terrorism, COJUMA Deployment Workshop I,        Miami, February 12, 2002

The International Protection of Human Rights, UN/UNITAR Fellowship                  Program in International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, 2000

International Protection of Indigenous Peoples: Prospects and Realities, American Society of International Law Human Rights Interest Group Distinguished Lecture, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2000

Native American Religions and the Law, Florida International University, 2000

The International Protection of Human Rights, UN/UNITAR Regional International Law Fellowship Program for Central Asia and the Middle East, Tehran, 1999

The Miami Circle: Condos Over Sacred Ground?, Keynote Address, University of  Miami International and Comparative Law Review Annual Banquet, 1999

The Miami Circle: Heritage, Takings, and Eminent Domain, American Planning Association, Gold Coast Section, 1999

The Miami Circle: Preserving Historic, Archaeological, Natural Sites, and Legal Takings, American Planning Association, Broward Section, 1999

Roman Law and Citizenship, Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning, Sarasota, Florida, January 13, 1999

Selected Topics of Human Rights Law:  Women, Indigenous Peoples, and Religious Intolerance, UN/UNITAR Fellowship Program in International Law,       Peace Palace, The Hague, 1997 & 1998

The Draft Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1996

International Law in the 21st Century:  Decisionmaking in Institutional and Non-Institutional Settings, 23rd Session, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1995

Federalism: An Architecture for Freedom, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law    Symposium on Federalism for the New Europe, New York, 1992

La Violencia y el Derecho en el Nuevo Orden Mundial, University of  Córdoba       Faculty of Law, Spain, 1992

American Legal Culture, University of Sevilla Faculty of Law, Spain,1992

Law and Peace in a Changing World, Cordell Hull Centennial Celebration Lecture, Cumberland School of Law, 1991

International Law and the Conflict in the Gulf, St. Thomas University Center for Justice and Peace, 1991

Human Rights and International Law, University of Miami Graduate School of International Studies & NACAW, 1988

International Arbitration of Antitrust Disputes: The Mitsubishi Experience, Yale Association of International Law, 1985

The Legal Status of the Geostationary Orbit, International Law Society, University of Connecticut Law School, 1983

Panels:                    

The Possible Future of the Declaration – Lessons Learned from Human Rights         

Treaties and Customary International Law, Symposium on “Can International Law Support Changes to Federal Indian Policy? Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, April 19, 2013

Panel IV:  Human Rights, Conference on “Solving Global Problems: Perspectives from International Law and Policy,” New York Law School, April 12, 2013 (Commentator)

ILA Resolution No. 5/2012, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Interest Group on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Washington, DC, April 5, 2013 (Presenter)

The Historic Significance of ILA Resolution No. 5/2012 on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 16, 2012

Pluralism and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights:  A New Haven Perspective, 4th Conference on “Contemporary Legal Problems: The New Haven School of Jurisprudence from a Comparative Perspective,” City University of Hong Kong School of Law, October 6, 2012

The Cultural Dimension of the Rights of          Indigenous Peoples, Conference on “International Law for Common Goods:  Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature,” European University Institute, Florence, Italy, June 25, 2012

Moderator, Panel on Combating Domestic Servitude: Roles of Criminal Justice and Human Rights Law, Conference on “Justice at the Door: Ending Domestic Servitude,” St. Thomas University School of Law, January 27, 2012

United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.        Recognition by the United States -- What’s Next?, June 2, 2011, Oklahoma Supreme Court Sovereignty Symposium, Oklahoma City

Global Ethics and the Goal of a World Public Order of Human Dignity, City University of Hong Kong 2d International Conference on the New Haven School, November 23-24, 2010

 Sovereignty, Indigeneity, and the Law, Cornell University American Indian Law                                        Program Symposium, Ithaca, October 29-20, 2010 [presentation of my paper by                                         Prof. Bruce Duthu]

Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Rights, European University Institute Symposium on “International Law for Cultural Heritage,” Florence, June 18, 2010 [presentation of my paper by Prof. Federico Lenzerini]

Minorities and Indigenous Peoples:  The Battle over Definition, Gulbenkian Foundation Seminar, European University Institute, Florence, May 17, 2010

The Roma Predicament: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead, Foreign Policy Association and Consulate General of Hungary, Conference on “The Roma of Europe – The Europe of Roma,” New York, May 6, 2010

Indigenous Peoples, Governance, and Political Autonomy, UCLA American Indian Studies Center Symposium: “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the International Human Rights Framework -- A Comfortable Fit?,” Los Angeles, January 22, 2010

The U.N. Declaration and Beyond, 6th Annual Indigenous Law Conference, September 26, 2009, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing

Realistic Idealism in International Law:  A Conference in Honor of W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School, April 24, 2009

The Cuban Embargo and Human Rights, Intercultural Human Rights Law Review Symposium, St. Thomas University School of Law, October 24, 2008

Indigenous and Minority Languages under Siege: Finding Solutions to a Global   Threat, Eighth Tribal Sovereignty Symposium, St. Thomas University School of Law, January 25, 2008

Similarities and Difference in International Legal Scholarship, American Society of International Law – European Society of International Law Joing Leadership Retreat, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2008

The “New” New Haven School:  International Law – Past, Present & Future,     Yale Law School, March 9-10, 2007

Chair, Panel on Sovereignty and Sustainable Development of Indigenous Peoples, Seventh Tribal Sovereignty Symposium, St. Thomas University School of Law, January 27, 2006

International and Comparative Approaches on American Indian and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Possibilities and Pitfalls, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, January 7, 2005

Self-Determination and International Law, Mid-Year Conference of the National Conference of American Indians, Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Connecticut, June 20, 2004

Moderator, Panel on The Kurdish Issue and Beyond:  Territorial Communities Rivaling the State, 98th Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law,    March 31 – April 3, 2004

Indigenous Peoples in Human Rights Law, Symposium on Indigenous Peoples in International Fora, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, March 26, 2004

Legitimacy, Recognition, Democratic Control, Transparency and Accountability of Non-Governmental Organizations, From Government to Governance?, Hague Joint Conference (ASIL/NVIR) on Contemporary Issues of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, July 4, 2003

Moderator, Panel on Developments in the Doctrine and Jurisprudence of the  Inter-American and Universal Systems of Human Rights, Conference at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., April 11,    2002

The Role of the UN Human Rights Machinery in Promoting and Protecting the Peaceful Application of the Right to Self-Determination, III Seminar on Self-Determination and Conflict Transformation, Center UNESCO de Catalunya, UNPO, Pax Romana & Sami Council, July 28, 2001, Geneva

Roundtable, Personality, Policy, Law: A Reintroduction of Harold D. Lasswell, 24th Annual Meeting, International Society of Political Psychology,        Cuernavaca, Mexico, July 18, 2001

Intellectual Property and Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Knowledge, XIVth                                               Sovereignty Symposium, Oklahoma City, June 5, 2001

Globalization and Indigenous Enlightenment, Policy Sciences Annual Institute,      Yale Law School, Oct. 24, 1999

International Laws & Instruments in Indian Country, 13th Annual Coming Together of the Peoples Conference, Seeding Charred Ground, University of Wisconsin-Madison, February19, 1999

Indigenous Peoples and International Law, XIth Sovereignty Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1998

Race, Nation and Indigenous Communities, LatCritIII Symposium, Miami Beach, 1998

Teaching Law, Science and Policy:  A Call for Action, Policy Sciences Institute, Yale Law School, 1996

Human Rights for the World's Indigenous People, VIIIth Sovereignty Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1995

The Status and Contemporary Validity of American Indian Treaties, St. Thomas     University Symposium on Tribal Sovereignty: Back to the Future?, Miami, 1994

The Resurgence of Indigenous Communities, Policy Sciences Institute, Yale Law School, 1994

Rights and Status of Indigenous Peoples in Comparative Perspective, VIIth Sovereignty Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1994

Human Rights and the Telecommunications Revolution, Policy Sciences Institute, Yale Law School, 1993

Current Issues in Global Telecommunications Law, International Law Weekend, New York, 1993

Ethics in the Media, Hispanic Media Festival, Miami, 1993

Restitution of Property in the Former East Germany, Comparative Juridical Review Symposium, Miami 1993

Invasion of Haiti? Reflections on the Use of the Military Instrument, Symposium on Haiti: Crisis & Renewal, St. Thomas University, Miami 1993

Empowering Indigenous Peoples: The Relevancy of Self-Determination Sovereignty and Federalism, VIth Sovereignty Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1993

The New European Public Order, Policy Sciences Institute, Yale Law School, 1992

Hate Crimes and International Law, University of Miami School of Law, 1992

Claims of Groups to Preferential Treatment, Policy Sciences Institute, Yale Law School, 1991

Developments in the International Law of Telecommunications, 83rd Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law, Chicago, 1989

National Security, Policy Sciences Summer Institute, Yale Law School, 1988

International Communications, Policy Sciences Summer Institute, Yale Law School, 1987    Arms Control and Disarmament: The U.S.-Soviet Dialogue, 27th Annual Convention, International Studies Association, Anaheim, 1986

Refugee Problems in West Germany, Arnoldshain Academy of Lutheran Church, 1982

Miscellaneous:      

Editor-in Chief, Studies in Intercultural Human Rights, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden & Boston:

Volume 1:  Roza Pati, Due Process and International Terrorism (2009)

Volume 2:  Mark D. Kielsgard, Reluctant Engagement: U.S. Policy and the International 

Criminal Court (2010)

Volume 3:  Qerim Qerimi, Development in International Law:  A Policy-Oriented Inquiry

(2012) [was awarded 2012 Harold D. Lasswell Prize by Society of Policy Scientists]

Volume 4:  Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights, Cultural Diversity.  New Developments in

International Law (Silvia Borelli & Federico Lenzerini eds., 2012)

Chair, Intersessional Meeting, ILA Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Anchorage, Alaska,

July 2 & 3, 2011

Organizer, Chair & Presenter, EUI/ILA Conference on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, EUI Florence,

December 14 & 15, 2009

Member, American Society of International Law Exploratory Mission on Possible Cooperation with Egyptian Society of International Law, Cairo, June 18, 2008

Participant, Joint Leadership Retreat, American Society of International Law – European Society of International Law, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2008 Facilitator, Drafting Commission on Principles, United Nations Seminar on Draft       Principles and Guidelines on the Protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage,            Feb. 28 - March 1, 2000, Geneva, UN Doc. E/CN.4/Sub.2/2000/26  (19 June           2000), athttp://www.unhchr.ch/Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/0/42263fd3915c047         ec1256929004f1ffc?Opendocument

Chair, Steering Committee, St. Thomas University Tribal Sovereignty Symposia:

"Tribal Sovereignty:  Back to the Future?," December 1 & 2, 1994, published at  7 St. Thomas L. Rev. 421-843 (1995)

"The Sacred and the Profane," January 18 & 19, 1996, published at 9 St. Thomas L. Rev. 1-293 (1996)    

"Indigenous Renascence:  Law, Culture and Society in the 21st Century," March 13 & 14, 1997, published at 10 St. Thomas L. Rev. 1-209 (1997)

“Sacred Mother Earth: The Struggle to Save the Everglades,” March 27, 1998, published at 11 St. Thomas L. Rev. 1-107 (1998) “Sacred Sites and Modern Lives: The Miami Circle and Beyond,” February 17                & 18, 2000, published at 13 St. Thomas L. Rev. 1-414 (2000)

“Defending Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage & Autonomy,” September 21, 2001, published at 14 St. Thomas L. Rev. 259-457 (2001)

“Sovereignty and Sustainable Development of Indigenous Peoples,” January 27, 2006, published at 2 Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 1-147 (2007)

“Indigenous and Minority Languages under Siege:  Finding Answers to a Global Threat, January 25, 2008, published at 3 Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 1-189 (2008)

Founder & Faculty Advisor, Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, 2006-

Founder & Faculty Advisor, Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition, 2006-

                                   

Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, St. Thomas Law Forum, 1988-90 (Inaugural & Second Issue)

Director, 1997 St. Thomas University Summer in Spain Program

Member, Evaluation Team, USAID Evaluation of ABA/CEELI Rule of Law Program in CEE/NIS, esp. Russia, Ukraine & Georgia, 1998

ABA/CEELI Assessment, Draft Minorities Laws, Romania, 1994

ABA/CEELI Assessment, Draft Press Law, Latvia, 1994

Instructor, Human Rights, ABA/CEELI Human Rights Workshop, Lodz, Poland, 1992         

St. Thomas Law School Liaison, ABA/CEELI Sister Law School Program, Novisad, Yugoslavia, Visit,1992

Director, 1989 St. Thomas-Costa Rica Law Student Exchange

Of Counsel, Brief for Law Professors Concerned with International Arbitration as Amici Curiae, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Marathon Oil Co. et al. v. Ruhrgas AG, No. 96-20361, February 4, 1998

Of Counsel, Brief for Int'l Chamber of Commerce as Amicus Curiae, U.S. Supreme Court, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation v. Soler  Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc., Nos. 83-    1569,   83-1733, December 17, 1984, with D. Lange and S. Jarvin