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Tulane’s international and comparative law activities have a firm institutional base in the Eason-Weinmann Center of Comparative Law, created through the generosity of former Ambassador to Finland and Chief of Protocol of the United States Department of State, John Weinmann, and his wife, Virginia Eason Weinmann. The Center, successor to the Ford and Rockefeller Foundation-funded Institute of Comparative Law at Tulane, which began in 1949, is Tulane’s vehicle for enriching its regular academic programs. Its Director and Chair is Eason-Weinmann Professor of Comparative Law, Thanassi Yiannopoulos. The Center routinely brings to the Law School eminent scholars of comparative law from around the world to serve as lecturers or to participate in colloquia on topics arising out of comparative law. Since 1981, fifteen colloquia or other international gatherings have been hosted by the Eason-Weinmann Center of Comparative Law at Tulane Law School, attracting scholars from over 20 countries and at least 30 US law schools. Colloquia topics have covered an array of subjects, from comparative examinations of particular areas of law such as labor relations or torts, to broader looks at the internationalization of law and legal practice, the reconstruction of legal institutions in Eastern Europe, or the impact of European integration.

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Upcoming Events

Performance by Afro-Cuban band Sintesis

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The Cuban and Caribbean Institute presents: Sintesis

Afro-Cuban group Sintesis, founded in 1974 by Carlos Alfonso Valdes, is one of Cuba's musical emblems. The contemporary band has elements of ethno-fusion rhythms mixed with a core of jazz and rock and roll. In the 1980's, Sintesis grew in popularity, and by mid-late decade, the band was a staple of world music festivals. In 1989, they released their first album "Ancestros," and since then have released many more. Their album "Habana a Flor de Piel" was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary Tropical Album in 2002.

All are welcome to attend.

Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights & Constitutional Law in Modern America

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Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights & Constitutional Law in Modern America

Guest speakers:
Jess Bravin: Wall Street Journal, author of Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantánamo Bay
Denny Leboeuf: ACLU, Tulane JD
Chaplain James Yee: Former U.S. Army Chaplain, author of For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project is a traveling exhibit that examines the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, from multiple perspectives and raises questions about U.S.-Cuban relations, civil liberties, national security, and public memory in the past, present, and future. The guest speakers will be giving a talk on the titled event. All are welcome to attend.

For more information about the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, visit http://gitmomemory.org.

Guantánamo Public Memory Project

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The Guantánamo Public Memory Project is a traveling exhibit that examines the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, from multiple perspectives and raises questions about U.S.-Cuban relations, civil liberties, national security, and public memory in the past, present, and future.

For more information about the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, visit http://gitmomemory.org.

The exhibit will run from September 2nd to October 30th. All are welcome to stop by and see the exhibit during open hours of Jones Hall, or during one of the special events of the exhibit (to be posted).