January 19, 2022

December Faculty Updates

Earl Carr, Adjunct Instructor at NYU's CGA, has recently published an article entitled, "Who is winning the Semiconductor Chip Race" in Forbes analyses the critical role in which the US, Asia, and Europe compete in what will be the most defining industry in the 21 first century.

Carr will be discussing his edited book volume, "From Trump to Biden and Beyond: Reimagining US-China Relations" at The New York Public Library via a zoom event on Tuesday 1/25 at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP here.

Earl Carr, Adjunct Instructor at NYU's CGA will be speaking at The Diversity in National Security Network discussing his edited book volume on The current state of US-China Relations on Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 pm EST with an amazing panel which also includes: Ali Wayne, Senior Analyst at The Eurasia Group, and Shirley Martey Hargis, Consultant at CRDF Global.

Penguin Random House is about to publish SPS CGA Professor Christian Busch's "wise, exciting, and life-changing book" (Arianna Huffington), Connect the Dots: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck. The international paperback version of The Serendipity Mindset builds on a decade of research at NYU and LSE and shows how to use the unexpected as a pathway to a more joyful and meaningful life. 

In December, Professor Jennifer Trahan appeared as a panelist in two side-events held on the margins of the meetings of the International Criminal Court's Assembly of States Parties, held in The Hague Netherlands, December 6-10. On December 8, she was (remotely) a panelist on the panel "When Vetoes Prevent Accountability: a critical examination of blocking ICC referrals." The panel also featured former Yugoslav and Rwanda Tribunal Prosecutor, Justice Richard Goldstone, and former Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs and Counsel at the United Nations, Hans Corell. The panel was moderated by Melissa Verpile, of Parliamentarians for Global Action, and sponsored by Canada, The Netherlands, and the Missions of Sierra Leone and Costa Rica to the UN, as well as Parliamentarians for Global Action.

On December 9, Professor Trahan was a panelist in a panel entitled "The Application of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to Cyberwarfare." The panel also featured Prof. Oona Hathaway, Yale Law School; Prof. Charles Jalloh, Florida International University; Mr. Matthew Cross, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; and was moderated by H.E. Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN. The panel was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, as well as the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland, and the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression (GIPA), of which Professor Trahan is Convenor.

On December 17, she was a panelist in a panel arranged by the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), entitled "Thought Leadership Initiative Expert Roundtable on the 20th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC." The panel assessed the major accomplishments of the ICC's Assembly of States Parties meeting. One can access a recording of the event HERE.

Professor Trahan was also part of the PILPG team that applied for and was granted leave to serve as amicus curiae to the International Criminal Court in the appeal of the case involving Dominic Ongwen, former commander in the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda. The amicus brief, which she collaborated on, was submitted on December 23, 2021, to the Court and may be found on the ICC's website at Amicus Curiae Observations by Public International Law & Policy Group. The brief considered the standard of proof for mental disease or defect under the ICC's Rome Statute--an issue that has not previously been addressed in the cases before the Court.

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