Langdell Hall 272, Kirkland & Ellis Rooms, Harvard Law School
This year, the Conference is set to take place shortly after Brexit becomes a reality. At this pivotal moment in EU history, we will be looking at Europe’s future engagement with the world. The 2020 HELA Spring Conference will explore this topic through four panel discussions: (1) Financial Industry and Regulation (2) Migration After Brexit (3) Trade and Foreign Relations (4) AI and the GDPR
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA.
During the first phase of the global financial crisis, the Spanish financial system weathered it relatively unscathed.. When the crisis intensified, however, it exposed the weakness in the policy and regulatory frameworks. The country was over reliant on wholesale funding, specifically for mortgages and construction, and the financial system was unable to escape its dramatic effects.
This crisis was not an isolated incident, however, Spain has a long history of them.
The FASRC Cannon cluster is a large-scale HPC (high performance computing) cluster supporting scientific modeling and simulation for thousands of Harvard researchers. Assembled with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, it occupies more than 10,000 square feet and holds hundreds of racks spanning three data centers. It contains 100,000 CPU cores, more than 3,000 nodes, a total RAM of 500 Tb and 40 Pb of storage.
Could humans live without bacteria? Most people think about bacteria in the context of disease. However, the human body is inhabited by millions of tiny bacteria that help us in our daily lives. The number of bacterial cells in the body is estimated at 10 times the number of human cells. But bacteria are not only in the human body, they can be found everywhere. That’s why it is important to know better these microorganisms.
In 2013 an innovative human rights legal instrument entered into force. The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights opens the possibility of presenting individual communications to the competent UN Committee on violations of these rights, such as the rights to housing, health or water. This talk will analyze the potentials of this mechanism though the lens of ‘human security’ as a concept that makes visible the poverty-related risks and vulnerabilities present today at a global scale. It will concentrate more...
The principle of competitive neutrality, originally formulated in Australia during the 1990s to ensure that public businesses are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged simply because they are publicly owned or controlled, has been developed by the OECD and other international actors, including UNCTAD and the World Bank, since the beginning of the 2010s. The principle has gained momentum in recent years, particularly after the Government of China, among many others, publicly committed in 2019 to follow the principle in order to treat all enterprises, public and...
New technologies have enabled new distribution models that have led to the emergence of large technological platforms that have positioned themselves as dominant actors in several markets. These platforms expand their domain over markets through the acquisition of other companies that once acquired operate from within them or through agreements with them. In this way, they are able to solidify economic power and gain political influence unlike any we have seen before. This has rekindled the debate between the Harvard and Chicago Schools about whether competition law has failed because it...
Despite the great buildings and seemingly large amounts of material evidence of ancient Egypt that we can observe today, our knowledge of the people who inhabited the past is very limited. The aim of this lecture is to provide an overview of the nature of the materials through which Egyptologists attempt to reconstruct the dynamics of this distant past.