About Town Speaker Series:
Maritime Piracy

Milena Sterio, Associate Professor
Charles R. Emrick Jr. - Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Monday, April 21

Acacia Reservation Banquet Center
26899 Cedar Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44122

5:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking
6:15 p.m. – Presentation and Dinner

Maritime piracy has been on the rise over the past decades. Somali pirates have hijacked hundreds of vessels and have held numerous crew members captive over extended periods of time. Recently, piracy attacks have intensified in West Africa and the Nigerian Delta, as well as off the coast of Angola.

Professor Milena Sterio will discuss legal issues relating to maritime piracy, including the definition of piracy under international law, jurisdiction to capture and prosecute suspected pirates, and the use of private armed guards onboard merchant vessels. Professor Sterio has published numerous articles on these topics, and has participated in the work of the United Nations Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.

$25 for CSU Alumni
$30 for non-CSU Alumni

RSVP by Monday, April 14
Register by phone » Call 216.687.2078
Register online

Professor Sterio

Photo - Professor Milena SterioBefore joining the Cleveland-Marshall faculty, Milena Sterio, a graduate of Cornell Law School, was an associate in the New York City firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and an Adjunct Law Professor at Cornell, where she taught in the International War Crimes Clinic. In her capacity as an expert on maritime piracy law, she has participated in the meetings of the United Nations Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, and has been a member of the Piracy Expert Group, an academic think tank functioning within the auspices of the Public International Law and Policy Group. Professor Sterio is one of six permanent editors of the prestigious IntLawGrrls blog. In spring 2013, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Baku, Azerbaijan, at Baku State University.


Back to the Turgid Recovery:
The Economy in 2014

An Engaging Lecture Featuring
Dr. Edward "Ned" Hill, Dean, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Thursday, April 24

Westwood Country Club
22625 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116

11:30 a.m. – Registration and Networking
Noon – Lunch and Presentation

Cleveland State University alumni and friends are invited to attend a special event featuring Dr. Ned Hill. A nationally renowned – and a much sought-after – presenter known for his insightful commentary and sharp wit, Dr. Hill will speak to the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

The Rocky River Chamber invites CSU alumni and friends to join them for what is sure to be a provocative and interesting discussion on the economic issues facing northeast Ohio and the nation.

Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

RSVP by Friday, April 18
Register by phone » Call 216.687.2078
Register online

About Dr. Hill

Photo - Dean Ned HillEdward W. (Ned) Hill is the Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution and a Nonresident Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Government Studies at the University of California at Berkeley through his membership in the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Building Resilient Regions.

**Please note, this is a regular meeting of the Rocky River Chamber, so there will be a short amount of business prior to Dr. Hill's talk. Limited seating.