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The Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA) is a digital, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, jointly published by Penn State's School of Law and School of International Affairs. The journal promotes academic and public discourse at the intersection of law and international affairs, featuring contributions in the areas of public and private international law, international relations, comparative law and politics, geography, economics, history, and policy issues in the various sciences. It is available online and indexed by LEXIS and Westlaw.

Symposium and Call for Papers

On October 3, 2014, the Journal hosted Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad, a day-long symposium exploring the role of domestic and international law in protecting victims of gender-based violence. Speakers included Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women in the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights of the United Nations, Dermot Groome, Assistant Professor of Law and former Senior Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Joanne Lin, ACLU Legislative Counsel on Immigration, Leslye Orloff, Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University’s Washington College of Law, Archana Pyati, Director of Public Policy at the Tahirih Justice Center, as well as other distinguished scholars and policymakers.

The program was co-sponsored by the Journal and the law school's Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, Family Law Clinic, and Community Law Clinic.

Click here for the related Call for Papers.

The Journal’s most recent issue, published in February 2015, builds on its February 2014 symposium The 9 Billion People Question: The Challenge of Global Resource Scarcity, and examines global resource scarcity and its impact on the world’s legal, agricultural and security environments. The issue features contributions from Kent Butts, Senior Fellow at the Center for Naval Analysis and Senior Lecturer in Homeland Security at Penn State University; Michael Klare, Director and Professor at Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College; Bryan McDonald, Professor of History at Penn State University; Carmen Gonzalez, Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law; Erin Lentz, Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas; Marc Cohen, Senior Researcher at Oxfam America and Lecturer in International Development at Johns Hopkins University; Terence Stewart and Stephanie Bell, Managing Partner and Associate at the Law Offices of Stewart and Stewart; and David Blandford, Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics at Penn State University.

Video of the February 2014 symposium is available here.

Other recent programs have included The U.S.-Iranian Relationship and the Future of International Order (February 15, 2013), The U.S.-India Strategic Relationship in the 21st Century: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Promote Sustainable Development (with Dickinson College and the Strategic Studies Institute of the United States Army War College), Geographies of Powers: Justice, Revolution, and Cultural Imagination (with The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at Penn State University), and a year-long lecture series on the evolving national security narrative, which included contributions from Anne-Marie Slaughter, Harold Koh, P.J. Crowley, Ronald Deibert, Harold James, and other distinguished scholars and policymakers.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2 (2015) The 9 Billion People Question: The Challenge of Global Resource Scarcity

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