Past Events

December 2008

12/10 – Issues in Aviation Law and Policy Volume 8, Issue 1 Available

The first issue of Issues in Aviation Law and Policy (IALP) published under the auspices of the International Aviation Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law is now available. Formerly published by CCH/Wolters Kluwer since April 2001 in looseleaf format, IALP is now available as a more portable and readable perfect-bound journal. What has not changed is the core concept that animated the launch of IALP eight years ago—to present articles and commentaries by leading policymakers, officials, analysts, academics, and industry leaders who have the experience and expertise to brief readers on the challenges confronting global civil aviation today and in the future. Profs. Brian Havel and Michael Jacobs, the Institute’s directors, and Gabriel Sanchez, the Institute’s FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellow, contributed articles.

12/3 – "The Future of Air Transport: Surviving the Perfect Storm" London, England

Prof. Brian Havel served as Chairman for the third day of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ 16th annual air transport conference. In addition, he also spoke on how “Open Skies” agreements have affected global aviation development.

November 2008

11/7 – "20th Annual European Air Law Association Conference" Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Brian Havel moderated a panel on recent developments in competition law for the annual air law conference hosted by the European Air Law Association (EALA). Prof. Havel also sits on EALA’s Committee of Management and was integral in bringing the prestigious conference to Dublin, Ireland in 2007.

October 2008

10/6-10 – Guest Lecturing at Leiden

Prof. Brian Havel gave a series of lectures on developments in international aviation law at the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden in the Netherlands. Drawing on material from his forthcoming book, Beyond Open Skies: A New Regime for International Aviation, Prof. Havel analyzed the 2007 U.S./EC Air Transport Agreement and the potential for deeper liberalization in a second stage agreement.

August 2008

8/18 – Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

The Institute’s newly named Executive Director, Stephen B. Rudolph, brings with him the publication rights for Issues in Aviation Law and Policy (IALP), which he will continue to edit for the Institute. First published in 2001, IALP serves as a forum for changed, providing expert analysis and opinions by recognized legal, government, and industry leaders. IALP is designed to spark debate and reflection in the boardroom, hearing room, meeting room, legislative chambers, think-tanks and also in the classroom. To do so, it presents articles and commentaries by leading policymakers, officials, analysts, academics, and industry leaders who possess the experience and expertise to brief readers on the challenges confronting global civil aviation.

8/18 – New Executive Director

Stephen B. Rudolph, a 1997 graduate of DePaul University College of Law and longtime editor of the prestigious CCH Aviation Law Reports and a founding editor of the journal Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, joined the Institute as its Executive Director. Rudolph brings more than 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience to the Institute. His work includes serving as vice president/general manager of a TV production facility, deputy director of the Illinois Department of Labor, and most recently, principal aviation write and analyst for CCH/Wolters Kluwer. In 2004, Rudolph received DePaul’s Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award and, in 2006, he was presented with the College of Law’s award for Outstanding Service to DePaul University.

April 2008

4/24 – "International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Air Transport, Air Law and Regulation" New Delhi, India

Yaw Nyampong, editor of Annals of Air and Space Law, delivered presentations on emerging issues for airports and aviation safety on behalf of the Institute at a conference sponsored by McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law in New Delhi, India.

4/14 – "Open Skies: Will There Ever Be Truly Open Transatlantic Air Services?" Washington, D.C.

At a luncheon panel hosted by the German Marshall Fund, Prof. Brian Havel was joined by Julie Oettinger, Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs at United Airlines, Clive Wright, First Secretary, Transport Policy in the Embassy of the United Kingdom, and Russell Bailey, Senior Attorney for the Air Line Pilots Association to consider the challenges and opportunities of second stage U.S./EU negotiations for an enhanced air transport agreement. A full summary of the issues discussed at the event is available online here.

4/11 – "Symposium on Regional Organizations" Montreal, Canada

Prof. Brian Havel moderated a panel on removing barrier to air transport at the regional level at a symposium hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Commission. Prof. Havel also participated in a separate panel where he discussed the legal and regulatory implications of ICAO’s role in regional governance.

March 2008

3/31 Publications

Gabriel Sanchez’s editorial on the European Union’s plans to bring aviation into its emissions trading scheme, "European Unilatealism," appeared in the March 31st issue of The National Law Journal.

3/27 – Fulbright Scholar Presentation Montreal, Canada

As a capstone to his year of holding the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Comparative Law and Legal Pluralism in McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Prof. Brian Havel delivered a presentation on opening Canada’s airlines up to foreign ownership. Entitled, “In Search of a Cosmopolitan Mentalité for Canada’s Airline Ownership Laws: Repealing the Citizenship Purity Test,” the talk offered a multidisciplinary approach to the pervasive problem of nationality restrictions on airline ownership and the potential for Canada to embrace cosmopolitanism. Prof. Havel’s analysis of the issue drew on such diverse figures as the Hellenic Jewish philosopher-theologian Philo of Alexandria, political theorist Eric Voegelin, and McGill University’s own Professor and Dean of Law, Nicholas Kasirer. The entire presentation is currently being reworked into a full law review article with plans for publication in 2009.

January 2008

1/30 Publications

Gabriel Sanchez contributed an article entitled "Challenges to the U.S./EU Air Transport Agreement" to the Winter 2008 issue of the Michigan International Lawyer, the State Bar of Michigan’s official international law publication.

1/15 Courses

Gabriel Sanchez, the Institute’s FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, began teaching a new course on International Aviation Law and Policy in the College of Law. The course explored the laws, regulations, and policy choices affecting the complex world of global air transport. The course will consider topics relating to aviation safety and security, capital investment, labor relations, airport ownership and operations, economic regulation and deregulation, and the airline/passenger relationship (including issues of tort liability).

December 2007

12/5 "4th Annual Managing Airline Operating Costs Conference" Zurich, Switzerland

In anticipation of the 2007 U.S./EC Air Transport Agreement coming into effect on March 30, 2008, Prof. Brian Havel spoke on the prospects for a second stage agreement between the world’s two largest aeropolitical powers.

12/3 "The Future of Air Transport" London, England

Prof. Brian Havel participated in a strategic panel as part of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ 15th Annual Conference. Prof. Havel offered his thoughts on the political and regulatory backdrop to the 2007 U.S./EC Air Transport Agreement and the prospects for a more expansive second stage agreement.

November 2007

11/08/07 - "U.S./EC Working Group: Beyond Open Skies"
Dublin, Ireland

From L-to-R: Professor Brian Havel, Director of the International Aviation Law Institute; John Byerly, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Transportation; Daniel Calleja, European Commission Director-General of Aviation; and Dermot Cahill, Professor of Law and Dean of Bangor School of Law, Wales

On November 8, the International Aviation Law Institute, in cooperation with the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University, convened an experts' Working Group on the next stage of the U.S./EC Air Transport Agreement signed in 2007. The Working Group took place at the historic Newman House in St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, where James Joyce received his university education and which is now the ceremonial facility of Joyce's alma mater, University College Dublin. The members of the Working Group included the chief negotiators of the 2007 agreement, as well as over two dozen U.S. and EC leaders from government, industry, and the academy. The agenda was based on Article 21 of the Agreement, which sets forth several topics for consideration in the so-called "Second Stage." On the evening before the Working Group session, the leading Irish law firm A & L Goodbody hosted a welcome dinner for the Group participants at the firm's elegant offices in the International Financial Centre on Dublin's riverside quay. Website visitors may be interested in viewing the Draft Briefing Paper presented to the Group by the two host institutions, and are invited to submit comments and suggestions on this work-in-progress.

PDF U.S./EC Working Group: Beyond Open Skies

11/08 & 11/09/07 - "19th Annual European Air Law Conference"
Dublin, Ireland

The International Aviation Law Institute played a central role in hosting the 19th Annual European Air Law Association (EALA) Conference, which was being held in Dublin for the first time. The Institute's Director, Brian Havel, is an Irish native and a member of the Governing Committee of the EALA. He was responsible for bringing EALA to Ireland's capital. The Conference opened with a gala dinner on November 8 (keynoted by the Irish Minister for Transport, Mr. Noel Dempsey), and the substantive proceedings followed on November 9. All Conference activities took place in the headquarters building of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, an 18th century jewel now restored to its original glory and revitalized as a modern, high-level conference venue. The Conference featured expert panels on the Cape Town International Registry of Aircraft (which is based in Ireland), aviation safety in the EC, U.S./EC airline liberalization, and recent developments in Community competition law. In addition to Minister Dempsey, major figures from the Irish aviation scene participating in the Conference included Declan Collier, CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority, Dermot Mannion, CEO of Aer Lingus, Alan Dukes, former Irish Minister for Finance and author (with Frederick Sorensen) of the major Irish report on open skies, and Vincent Power, head of the competition law department at A & L Goodbody. Professor Havel moderated the U.S./EC panel, which featured, along with Mr. Dukes, John Byerly, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State (the chief U.S. negotiator of the 2007 Agreement), Emmanuelle Maire of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Air Transport, Rene Fennes, Head of International Relations for the Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Barry Humphreys, Director of External Affairs & Route Development, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Michael Whitaker, Senior Vice President, Alliances, International and Regulatory Affairs, United Airlines.

11/28 – "Schiphol Airport 90th Anniversary Conference: Time for Reflection, Time for Prospects" Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Brian Havel delivered a talk, "Investing in the Environment: The Introduction of ETS into Aviation and Its Implications for the Operation of Airports" at a conference in honor of Schiphol Airport’s 90th anniversary. In his talk, Prof. Havel drew attention to the centrality of the International Civil Aviation Organization in promoting a harmonious, global approach to the impact of aviation emissions on the environment. Following the conference, Prof. Havel was appointed to the Board of External Advisors for the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden.

October 2006

10/19/06 - "Sustainable Aviation Policies for America and the World"

This event is by invitation only.

The International Aviation Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law and The Corporate Program of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations will host a Leadership Summit entitled "Sustainable Aviation Policies for America and the World." This one-day conference will be held at the Mid-America Club atop Chicago's famed Aon Center.

As with the inaugural Leadership Summit in April 2005, the 2006 Summit will assemble 70 to 80 industry leaders and senior policy makers for a critical dialogue on the economic and regulatory forces transforming the airline industry. Glenn Tilton, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, will again chair the Summit and has agreed to deliver the opening address. In contrast to typical aviation conferences, the interactive format of the open forum sessions will provide an unmatched opportunity to engage in a robust exchange of ideas with an elite group of decision makers.

PDF Summit Synopsis of Proceedings

10/27/06 - "Conversations With Aviation Leaders: An Interview With Dr. Alfred Kahn"

This event is by invitation only and will be held in Ithaca, New York.

Professor Brian Havel, Director of the International Aviation Law Institute, will be co-hosting this event with Dr. Dorothy Robyn of the Brattle Group, Washington, D.C. Dr. Robyn is former aviation policy advisor to President Bill Clinton. The moderators will take an oral history of Dr. Alfred Kahn's recollections of the events, law and policy surrounding the emergence of U.S. airline deregulation in the late 1970's. Kahn, currently the Robert Julius Thorne Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at Cornell University, is considered to be the "father" of airline deregulation and presided over the beginning of its implementation as Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board from 1977-1978. As Advisor to the President (Carter) on Inflation, Dr. Kahn helped expand the deregulatory movement to trucking and railroads as a tool to combat inflation. He is also author of the classic text "The Economics of Regulation: Principles and Institutions."

Webcast

April 2006

04/17/06 - "Conversations With Aviation Leaders: An Interview With Michael Levine"

Time: 2:00-5:00 P.M.
Place: DePaul College of Law, Rinn Law Library - Rare Book Room, 5th Floor, 25 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois
Admission: This event is by invitation only

Professor Brian Havel, Director of the International Aviation Law Institute, will be co-hosting this event with Dr. Dorothy Robyn of the Brattle Group, Washington, D.C. Dr. Robyn is former aviation policy advisor to President Bill Clinton. The moderators will take an oral history of Michael Levine's recollections of the events, law and policy surrounding the emergence of U.S. airline deregulation in the late 1970's. Levine, currently Distinguished Research Scholar at New York University School of Law, has a unique perspective on airline deregulation from his diverse experiences as a scholar, government official and senior airline industry executive in the regulation and post-regulation environment.

Webcast

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