Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: From the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake

Posted on March 2, 2011

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On March, 31, 2011, the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP), the Art Law Society of Cardozo Law School, and the Hofstra Law School Art and Cultural Heritage Club will invite professionals, students, and interested members of the public to New York City for an exciting event dedicated to restitution of cultural heritage.  Here’s the schedule (which looks fabulous):

PROGRAM
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome: Edward Stein Vice Dean, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)

Civil Litigation to Secure Cultural Property as a Human Right
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Introduction: Lucille A. Roussin, Director, Holocaust Restitution Claims Practicum, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)

Opening remarks: Allan Gerson, Chairman, AG International Law, PLLC (Washington, DC)

Nazi Era Looted Art: Research and Restitution
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Lawrence M. Kaye, Partner and Co-Chair of the Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein, LLP (New York, NY)

Marc Masurovsky, Co-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (Washington, DC)

Inge van der Vlies
, Dutch Restitution Committee (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Lucian Simmons
, Vice-President and Head of Restitution Department, Sotheby’s (New York, NY)

Moderator: Lucille A. Roussin
, Director, Holocaust Restitution Claims Practicum (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law)

Natural Disasters: Haiti Case Study
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Marci Hamilton, Professor and Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)

Corine Wegener,
President, U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield (Washington, DC)

Moderator: Michael Herz,
Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law and Director of Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)


Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Key Note Address
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Introduction: Lawrence M. Kaye, Partner and Co-Chair of the Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP (New York, NY)

Key Note Speaker: Howard N. Spiegler,
Partner and Co-Chair of the Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP (New York, NY)


Libraries and Archives: Restitution of Recorded Cultural Heritage
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jeff Spur, Islamic and Middle East specialist, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Nathan Lewin
, Partner, Lewin & Lewin, LLP (Washington, DC)

Patricia K. Grimsted
, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and International Institute of Social History (Cambridge, MA/Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Moderator: Lynn Wishart
, Associate Dean for Library Services, Professor of Legal Research, and Director, Law Library (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law)

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: A Sword and A Shield
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stuart H. Newberger, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC)

Laina C. Lopez
, Attorney, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP (Washington, DC)

Lisa Grosh
, Deputy Assistant Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)

Mark N. Bravin,
Partner, Winston & Strawn (Washington, DC)

Moderator: Jennifer A. Kreder,
Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Highland Heights, KY)

Closing Remarks:
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Jennifer A. Kreder, Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Highland Heights, KY)

Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For more details about the event or to register, click here.

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