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2016 Annual Conference: Looted Art and Cultural Property; Current Controversies, Future Resolutions

  • 25 Mar 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fordham University School of Law, Skadden Conference Center, 150 West 62nd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10023
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The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) announces its Seventh Annual Conference on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Fordham University School of Law in New York City. LCCHP is proudly co-sponsoring the event with the Fordham Art Law Society.


Please send an email with your full name to director@culturalheritagelaw.org to be added to our wait list.

Conference Program

8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.     Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m.     Welcome

9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m.     Opening Keynote Address

Lawrence Kaye, Partner and Co-Chair of Herrick, Feinstein's International Art Law Group

9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m.     Panel 1:
The Parthenon/ Elgin Marbles: New Perspectives on a Centuries-Old Dispute

Moderator: Leila Amineddoleh, Partner at Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP; Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law

James Cuno, President and Chief Executive Officer, The J. Paul Getty Trust

Professor Clemente Marconi from the History of Greek Art and Archaeology at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts

Kevin P. Ray, Of Counsel in the Chicago office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Irini A. Stamatoudi, General Director, Hellenic Copyright Organization, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.     Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m.     Panel 2:  Recent Developments in Cultural Heritage Restitution Cases: Where Are We and Where Are We going?

Moderator: Elizabeth Varner, Staff Curator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Interior Museum Program; Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Board Member, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Matthew Bogdanos, Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan, Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve, and author "Thieves of Baghdad"

Pierre Ciric, Founder of the Ciric Law Firm, PLLC

Howard N. Spiegler, Partner and Co-Chair of Herrick, Feinstein's International Art Law Group

12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.     Lunch and Interview

Susan DeMenil, Documentary filmmaker; President & Director, Byzantine Fresco Foundation

Deborah Lehr, Director, The Antiquities Coalition

Boguslaw Winid, Ambassador of Poland to the United Nations

2:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m.     Panel 3: Conflict-Related Looting and Destruction of Cultural Property: Is Current Policy Working?

Moderator: Channah NormanGeneral Counsel, Center of Military History, Department of the Army

Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs

Brian I. Daniels, Ph.D., Director of Research and Programs and lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Pennsylvania

Kate Fitz Gibbon, providing services in the areas of art, museum law, cultural heritage law, and estate planning, Santa Fe , New Mexico.

Sandra Cobden, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Christie's

3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.     Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m.     Panel 4: What is Digital Cultural Heritage and What Can it Do?

Moderator: Thomas R. Kline, Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP; Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University Museum Studies Program; Interim President for the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Professor Dieter Fritsch, Institute for Photogrammetry at the Universitaet Stuttgart

Marinos Ioannides, Ph.D., Cyprus Technical University and Project Manager, Initial Training Network - Digital Cultural Heritage

Professor Roko Žarnić, University of Ljubljana and co-coordinator of ECTP Focus Area Cultural Heritage (FACH) 

4:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m.  Closing Remarks

5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m.  Reception 

Professional (Member): $150 SAVE $50! 

Professional (Non-Member*): $200 

Student (Member): $35 SAVE $30!

Student (Non-member*): $65 

*Not a member? Join LCCHP and save on registration while helping us to preserve cultural heritage. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

*Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $75.00 cash or check made payable to LCCHP. Check back here for more updates.

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