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Tulane-Siena Institute presents symposium, Defending Aphrodite: Enforcing International Cultural Property Law, June 3-4, 2011

April 19, 2011

The Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts, in cooperation with the University of Siena and the European University Institute, is pleased to present a symposium prior to the start of the 2011 Siena summer program. “Defending Aphrodite: Enforcing International Cultural Property Law,” a symposium concerning the enforcement of international norms on cultural heritage, will take place June 3 and 4, 2011, at the Facoltà di Giurisprudenza of the University of Siena.

Following the widespread theft of cultural property in World War II, the law protecting cultural heritage gained new significance. Its importance has only grown since then, due to crimes like the looting of the national treasures of Kuwait and Iraq.

Expounding on this significance, internationally-acclaimed legal scholars, along with experts in the fields of art and archaeology, will present papers on topics concerning: the International Legal Order; the Enforcement of International Cultural Property Law by Domestic Courts; and Alternative Methods of Enforcement: Arbitration, Diplomacy, Soft Law and Settlement. Following the symposium, the presented papers will be submitted as a volume for publication.

The Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts reinvigorates 20 years of cooperation between the University of Siena Facoltà di Giurisprudenza and Tulane University Law School. The goal of the Institute is to develop the world’s best program for the study of the complex and fascinating relationship between international law, and art and cultural property. There could be no better place to pursue such studies than in the artistic treasure that is Siena.

For travel information, please visit the  Tulane Summer Abroad  website.  

Those not sponsoring the symposium, enrolled in the summer program, or serving as speakers or panelists will be charged a fee of $50 to cover a copy of the papers presented and participation in the events listed in the  symposium brochure .


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