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Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium

The NYU Journal of International Law and Politics cordially invites you to the Seventeenth Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium (CLE)

“From Rights to Reality: Beth Simmons’s Mobilizing for Human Rights and its Intersection with International Law.”

The symposium, which is organized in collaboration with Professor Ryan Goodman, is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2011, at NYU Law’s Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South). The symposium will examine Beth Simmons’s award-winning book, Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics, and present reactions from leading scholars on the empirical effects and theoretical implications of promoting human rights through the instruments of international law. This event aims to unpack and discuss the arguments made by Professor Simmons, and to explore larger themes emerging in the field of human rights.

The event will include a debate about international law and human rights between Professor Simmons and Professor Eric Posner, as well as thematic panels featuring: Philip Alston, Robert Howse, Catharine MacKinnon, Andrew Moravcsik, Peter Rosendorff, Kathryn Sikkink, Edward Swaine, Ruti Teitel, and Joel Trachtman. 7.5 CLE credits will be offered at this event.

Professor Simmons’s book has received the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award, the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship, and the International Social Science Council’s Stein Rokkan Award.

Please feel free to contact Amanda Ploch (, Senior Symposium Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics, for more information.
Contact Information
Amanda Ploch
Date & Location
Date: 10/14/2011
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square Park South)