Opportunity: Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts

[I would like to share with you an exciting program that we will offer in Siena, Italy this June. The Tulane – Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts offers the unique opportunity to study the complex and fascinating relationship between international law, art and cultural property. There could be no better place to pursue such studies than in the artistic treasure that is Siena. Although the four credit summer abroad courses will be held at the Facolta di Giurisprudenza, Tuscany will be the true classroom, providing students with the opportunity to see and experience first-hand the issues that shape this field. Lectures are supplemented extensively with field trips to museums or private collections, looted sites and guest speakers to take full advantage of the program’s location. While the program was designed for law students, graduate students in other disciplines- such as art, art history, archeology, and anthropology-are encouraged to attend. In addition to our diverse faculty, this allows the program to bring together not only international legal scholars, but also scholars with art history, archaeology and cultural heritage expertise in order to provide a multi-dimensional understanding of the subject matter in the classroom. After finishing this academic component, interested students will then have the opportunity to put their new knowledge to use, working on the ground in Southeast Asia. In response to the looting of archaeological sites, the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is launching a department to study and combat the illicit antiquities trade. Thanks to a partnership with Tulane Law School, selected interns will have an unprecedented opportunity to become involved in this exciting work. They will travel to the capital of Phnom Penh, where they will work alongside Cambodian and international colleagues, assisting the government in one of its most crucial efforts. In closing, let me encourage you to visit our website or contact me or our program coordinator, Chana Lewis, personally by phone (504-865-5990) or e-mail should you have further questions about this terrific program. Please share this wonderful opportunity with anyone you feel may be interested. We would also be very grateful if you would post one or both of our attached flyers where they can be seen by interested students. Ci vediamo in Italia!]



James Gordley

Siena Program Director

W.R. Irby Chair in Law

Tulane University Law School

6329 Freret Street, Suite 255B

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

(504) 865-5971 (office)

(504) 862-8855 (fax)


Francesco Francioni
Siena Program Co-Director

Chair of International Law
Co-director, Academy of European Law
Law Department
European University Institute
Via Boccaccio 121
I-50133 Firenze


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Questions or comments? E-mail us at chana.lewis@tulane.edu<mailto:chana.lewis> , call 504-865-5990 or visit our website: http://www.law.tulane.edu/abroad&lt;http://www.law.tulane.edu/abroad>


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