With the political turmoil in the Middle East and recent devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and Turkey, the timing is – unfortunately – excellent for Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: From the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake, a conference to be held March 31, 2011, at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Cohosting in addition to Cardozo's Art Law Society are the Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (an interest group for which I serve as co-chair), the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, and the Hofstra Law School Art and Cultural Heritage Club. Generously supporting the conference are the Commission for Art Recovery and the New York law firm Herrick Feinstein, LLP.
The daylong conference will include an impressive group of diverse perspectives – including a keynote address by Howard N. Spiegler, partner and co-chair of Herrick Feinstein's Art Law Group – and will cover a broad range of topics relating to the intersection of human rights and cultural heritage across the globe.
The schedule of speakers and topics is available here. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon!