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Luncheon: President of Croatia on Reconciliation & Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, May 2

Reconciliation and Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes

His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ivo Josipović, President, Republic of Croatia

His Excellency Ivo JosipovićIvo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia, won the Presidential elections on 10 January 2010 and took his oath of office as President of the Republic of Croatia on 18 February 2010.

As a legal expert he took part in the UN PrepCom for the establishment of the International Criminal Court as well as at the Rome Diplomatic Conference. He was an associate-expert of the Council of Europe for monitoring prison systems in a number of countries. As a legal expert he drafted or codrafted a number of Croatian legislative bills and he represented Croatia before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He participated in a number of international projects, and as an expert of the Council of Europe participated in the evaluation of prisons in Ukraine, Mongolia and Azerbaijan. Prior to his election to the office of the President Josipović was a university professor, a member of the Croatian Parliament and a composer. He taught Criminal Procedure Law, International Penal Law and Misdemeanour Law. His special fields of interest include: penal law, criminal procedure, misdemeanour, international penal law, war crimes, international courts, human rights, fight against corruption and organised crime.

At the Zagreb Music Academy he taught Harmony. He has composed some 50 compositions for different ensembles (symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, soloists) that are performed by eminent Croatian and foreign artists, published as sheet music or some twenty sound storage media. He has received Croatian and international artistic prizes and awards, inter alia, the Grand Prix of the European Broadcasting Union and two Porin Croatian Record Awards.

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011


The Chicago Club
81 East Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

12:00 p.m.
Registration and Networking Reception

12:15 p.m.
Luncheon, Formal Remarks, and Q&A

1:45 p.m.

$50 Members
$60 Nonmembers

Advance registration by 12:00 noon on Friday, April 29, is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

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Series on Human Trafficking at UChicago Law School

Monday, April 18, 2011
Human Trafficking: Global Problems, Global Solutions
Lunch (12:15 – 1:20 PM)
Room III, The Law School
Panelists: Prof. Mohamed Mattar (Georgetown Law Center, Johns Hopkins University SAIS), Prof. Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago Law School)
Lunch generously funded by Student Government.

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Directing Traffic: The Migration Patterns and Consequences of Human Trafficking
Lunch (12:15 – 1:20 PM)
Room V, The Law School
Prof. Charlotte Walker, head of the Human Rights Department, will lecture on the impact of migration and criminal laws on sex trafficking– and vice versa– using particularly data and information from the EU, Turkey, and the Near East.
Lunch generously funded by Student Government.

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International Women’s Day, WorldChicago, March 7

International Women’s Day

“The Business Case for Diversity: Why Developing Women Leaders is Imperative to the Success of Global Companies”

March, 7, 2011

10:30 AM: International Fair

12:00 PM: Keynote Luncheon

Union League Club | 65 W. Jackson  Blvd | Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Deborah L. DeHaas, Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner at Deloitte

Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Diann Burns, Host, Next TV

Deb is the Vice Chairman and Midwest Regional Managing Partner for Deloitte LLP, which includes offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines.  With 5,000 professionals, Deloitte is the largest Big Four firm in the region.  In this role, Deb leads the quality, client satisfaction, growth, marketplace, and human resource initiatives in the region.   Deb also serves as lead client service partner or advisory partner on a number of the firm’s most significant clients in the Midwest Region.

During her career, Deb has served a variety of clients, with an emphasis on those in the manufacturing, consumer products, and communications industries.  Deb is also a member of the Deloitte LLP U.S. Board of Directors.

For More Information… or Howard Gross at or 312-368-9197

$60 – Luncheon Ticket
$75 – Display table at the International Fair (non-profit organizations) – includes one lunch ticket
$100 – Display table at the International Fair (for-profit organizations) – includes one lunch ticket
$600 – 10-top luncheon table and a display table at the fair

This event is sponsored by: International Trade Club of Chicago, WorldChicago and Union League Club of Chicago

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