Soirée Européenne Series 

Soirée Européenne Series

The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, brings together academics from inside and out at NYU School of Law who are broadly interested in matters European. The usual format for such activities are workshops, seminars, colloquia and the like.

The Soirée Européenne Series departs somewhat from our norm in both substance and form. 

For each gathering of the Soirée Européenne Series we will invite a guest, often from outside the Law school, often from the world of theatre, music, cinema, literature et cetera. We will invite guests with whom, we believe, the per se encounter would be interesting and enriching. Each guest will be invited to choose as a topic a piece of art, an event, or a theme which is culturally significant in and of itself as well as in bringing new insights to our understanding of some dimensions of Europe. 

The Series are made up of several small events specifically designed to create a somewhat more intimate academic and intellectual forum, and as an occasion to recreate a 'Salon' closer to the original sense of the word.  


  • Fall 2008 :

    John Canemaker, Professor, Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, NYU


    Topic: Screening of short film, The Moon and the Son


  • Spring 2007:

    James Q. Whitman
    (Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law, Yale Law School and currently Visiting Professor of Law at NYU School of Law)

    Topic: Medieval manuscript illustrations on the topic of the judge as murderer.


Fall 2006:

C.W. Maris
(Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law from the University of Amsterdam and currently a Senior Global Research Fellow at NYU Law)

Topic: Moslima Ayaan Hirsi Ali and director Theo Van Gogh’s short film, Submission. 


Moshe Halbertal
(Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Gruss Professor of Law at NYU Law)
Topic: "The Rape of Tamar: Power, Violence and Disassociation, A reading of 2 Samuel Ch. 13".

Marcus Burke
(Curator at The Hispanic Society of America)

Topic: Portrait of the Count-Duke of Olivares by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez.





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Last updated on November 2, 2008