Who’s Watching? Global Perspectives on Privacy

Posted by Sylvia DeTar

Please click here to join us at this year’s Riesenfeld Symposium.

We are excited to announce the full program for the 2014 Riesenfeld Symposium on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Please join us for an outstanding lunch discussion, Who’s Watching? Global Perspectives on Privacy, and an evening reception presenting the 2014 Riesenfeld Award for outstanding contributions in international law to Steve Smith, the founder of BJIL and Co-Chair of the ABA International Arbitration Committee. Please put February 27, 2014 on your calendars and RSVP here for the evening reception.

2014 Riesenfeld Symposium

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Presented by the Berkeley Journal of International Law and The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Lunch Panel: Who’s Watching? Global Perspectives on Privacy
12:45 – 2:00 pm, Berkeley Law School, Room 100

An exciting panel discussion of global developments in privacy law. Panelists will consider topics including privacy law in Brazil, China, and other emerging markets; the sources and norms of comparative privacy law; and the relationship of privacy to security and free expression in the global context. Lunch included.


Colin Bennett, Professor of Political Science, University of Victoria
James DeGraw, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP, San Francisco and Hong Kong
Michelle Dennedy, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee Inc.
Danilo Doneda, Professor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro, and Member, Brazil Ministry of Justice Committee on Electronic Commerce

Moderated by Chris Hoofnagle, Lecturer-in-Residence, Berkeley Law School, and Director of Information Privacy Programs, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Reception and Award Presentation

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Bancroft Hotel

Join us for a reception of heavy appetizers, dessert, beer, and wine as we present the 2014 Riesenfeld Award for outstanding contributions to the field of international law to Steven Smith. Mr. Smith is one of the world’s leading international arbitration attorneys and a 1983 graduate of Berkeley Law School and the founder of the Berkeley Journal of International Law.

This event is free for students.

Over his thirty-year career in international law, Mr. Smith has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration Committee, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration in Paris, France, and chairs the ICC’s Arbitration Committee for the Northwest U.S. He is also an honorary member of the Commercial Bar Association of London and a former chair of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California. A partner at the law firm Jones Day in San Francisco, Mr. Smith teaches and publishes extensively on international commercial arbitration and litigation.