Lectures & Events

 
October 2016
Wednesday
5
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Kirk J. Nahra partner with Wiley Rein LLP
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Approved for 4.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
15
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
25
October
2016
The Rattlesnake Club
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Rattlesnake Club
300 River Pl Dr
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
November 2016
Tuesday
1
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Matt Herndon, Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Government Affairs Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor of Law
B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan Gordon, Professor of Law and Associate Director, LLM Lawyering Skills Program
Jean McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Law
Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Professor of Law
2 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
A Path Forward: New Insights Into Revenge, Forgiveness & Reconciliation in Human Nature
Sponsor
CISCDR Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture presented by CISCDR (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution)
SEP 16, 2008
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom

Drawing on current scientific thinking about the human moral sentiments, this lecture examines new insights into the dynamics of revenge, forgiveness and reconciliation in evolved human nature. From evolutionary psychology and game theory to neuroscience and positive psychology, the last decade has witnessed a major effort to clarify these aspects of being human. A clearer portrait of human nature provides the basis for progress in the practical approaches we take to conflict resolution and peacemaking. Insights from the sciences will be interwoven with philosophical and religious thought to suggest new practical perspectives. The uneasy relationship between revenge and forgiveness in human cultures and traditions of belief will be assessed against this background. Those involved in the day-to-day practice of conflict resolution can expect to enrich their underlying perspectives on the problems and promises of human nature.
Speaker Information
Stephen Post, Ph.D.Stephen G. Post
Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics
State University of New York, Stony Brook


Recognized internationally for his work on the unselfish compassionate love at the interface of science, ethics, religious thought, and behavioral medicine, Stephen Post was Professor of Bioethics, Philosophy and Religion in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University from 1988 to July 2008. In addition, he is a recognized expert on the ethical aspects of caring for persons with dementia and developmental cognitive disabilities.

Prof. Post began writing on the subject of altruism and the spirituality of love at the age of 16, for which he received honors at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. His college focus on the evolution of altruism led to a research assistantship at Cornel Medical School, focusing on the endocrinology of altruism. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago Divinity School (1983), where he received a “distinction” for his dissertation on love and human fulfillment, was elected a University Fellow, and taught in the Pritzker School of Medicine. He has continued to focus on the theme of altruism and love over the entire course of his career across a variety of disciplines. During the 1990’s his research on the dynamics of compassionate love in the lives of persons with dementia and their caregivers resulted in his being elected member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of Alzheimer's Disease International. Post served on the National Ethics Advisory Board for the Alzheimer's Association, and was recognized in 1998 for “distinguished service” by its national board. In 2004 Post was elected a Distinguished Fellow of College of Physicians of Philadelphia. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, and various other entities.

Prof. Post was selected by Sir John Templeton as Founding President of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love - Altruism, Compassion, Service, which was founded in 2001 with a generous grant from the Templeton Foundation (www.unlimitedloveinstitute.com). The Institute facilitates research, writing, conferences, and courses at the interface of science, spirituality, health, and love for humanity. Since the day the Institute was founded at a meeting in a coffee shop on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, it has been featured in 2500 newspapers and magazine across the country from the New York Times to Psychology Today, from 20/20 to The Hour of Power. It has funded more than 70 scientific studies at universities from Harvard to Stanford converging on the reasons why positive "spiritual" emotions (compassion, forgiveness, love & gratitude) and giving behaviors benefit givers; it has also convened an annual conference of 1000 participants from 40 different countries, bringing together spiritual leaders, theologians, scientists, and practitioners of agape and compassionate love from every corner of the globe. Dr. Post has chaired nine national conferences, and delivers numerous invited lectures in the United States and abroad.

Prof. Post has published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Science, The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Journal of Religion, The American Journal of Psychiatry, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The Lancet. He has written seven scholarly books on love, and is also the editor of eight other books, most recently including Altruism & Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research, and Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue, both published by Oxford University Press. He is also editor-in-chief of the definitive, five-volume Encyclopedia of Bioethics. His most recent book, published with Broadway Books is Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Science That Proves the Link Between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life (with Jill Neimark). www.whygoodthingshappen.com
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. There will be one free hour of CLE credit available to lawyers who attend.

Supplemental Readings:
· Post Bibliography
· Altruism, Happiness, Health

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