War and Peace: Art and Cultural Heritage Law (4 March 2008)

On March 4, Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal and The Lawyer’s Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation presented an all-day symposium, on how to prevent looting during times of both war and peace, how to deal with looted cultural material that enters into the international art market, and legal issues related to restitution of art works. Donny George, former director of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad is a presenter.

For more information, visit the official website.


10:30am  Opening Remarks
Caroline Piela-Cohen, Symposia Editor, CPLPEJ

10:45am  Iraq and Afghanistan
Donny George, former Director General, Iraq Museum; former Chairman, Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage; Visiting Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Matthew Bogdanos, Colonel, US Marine Corps

Brian Rose, President, Archaeological Institute of America; Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Patty Gerstenblith, Director, Program in Cultural Heritage Law, DePaul University College of Law

12:00 Lunch

1:30pm  Archaeology in the Americas
Sharon Cohen Levin, Chief, Asset Forfeiture Unit, US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

Terence N. D’Altroy, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Todd Swain, Park Ranger and Special Agent, National Park Service

Robert Palmer, National Park Service NAGPRA Civil Penalties Investigator, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Loras College

Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service

3:15pm  World War II
Lucille A. Roussin, Professor, Cardozo School of Law

Monica Dugot, Director of Restitution, Senior Vice President,Christie’s International

Lucian Simmons, Worldwide Head of Restitution, Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s, New York

John J. Byrne Jr., Founding Partner, Byrne Goldenberg & Hamilton

Howard Spiegler, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein

4:45pm  Summary Session: What are the different approaches to returning cultural property and do they work?

Lucille A. Roussin, Adjunct Professor, Cardozo School of Law

6:00pm  Reception

Attendance at the entire conference earns 6 Nontransitional New York MCLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice Category.

For further information, please call 212-790-0453.

Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal (CPLPEJ) is a multidisciplinary publication dedicated to discussing and analyzing the policy implications of governmental actions, how lawyers advocate in the public interest, and how the ethical choices of legal workers affect the law and the public at large. CPLPEJ publishes writing in all areas of the law, including constitutional law, family law, legal ethics, criminal law, civil rights law, immigration law, environmental law, civil law, labor law, animal rights law, and sexual orientation law. The Journal is committed to a non-ideological investigation of issues, and accepts submissions from philosophers, economists, sociologists, activists, lawyers, and other professionals.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) is a nonprofit organization of lawyers and law students who have joined together to promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage resources in the United Statesand internationally through education and advocacy.

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