Diana Wallis, vice president of the European Parliament, will join American and European experts in private international law to explore new European Union legislation on the law applicable to torts and to compare it to approaches in U.S. law during a two-day event sponsored by UGA’s Dean Rusk Center–International, Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies and the Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law.
On Nov. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., discussions entitled “Colloquium on Rome II: The 2007 EU Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-contractual Obligations–European and American Perspectives” will be featured. Presenters, in addition to Wallis, include Gabriel M. Wilner, holder of the Kirbo Chair in International Law at the UGA School of Law, Russell J. Weintraub from the University of Texas School of Law, Dean Symeon C. Symeonides of Willamette University’s College of Law and Dean Johan Meeusen of the University of Antwerp Law School.
On Nov. 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wallis will give a speech entitled “Who Runs Who: Does Europe Follow the U.S., or the U.S. Europe, on Major Policy Issues?,” which is co-sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of the Willson Center–Dean Rusk Center Annual Lecture. The conference programs, to be held in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, are open to the public.