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Because Culture Shapes our Differences

One day when I was four or five  years old my father took a baseball out of my hands saying that I should give it to my younger brother and step aside to the nearby sidelines to watch without getting hit by the ball because “baseball is not for girls” . That one sentence changed my life irretrievably forever. My father and my grandfather loved me dearly from before my first breath until their last breaths departed decades later, so it was not an act of bad intentions or conspiratorial meanness with some evil goal and certainly not hate. If…

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Using Law to Protect Children from Violence

TO: Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid of Morocco Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children United Nations Secretariat New York City USA July 15 2019 STATEMENT OF INTEREST The Work Health and Survival project, founded in 1999 has addressed legislative questions in the USA the United Nations agencies and in several foreign nations at various levels of government. This testimony supports the Zero tolerance for Violence Against Children initiative of the UN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL in New York City July 15 2019 On September 2015, the new global sustainable development agenda was unanimously adopted by the Member States…

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Mentor’s Corner: What’s the Difference in Gendered Education?

Dr. Ilise L Feitshans JD and ScM and DIR Swiss 0041 79 836 3965  USA  917 239 9960     forecastingnanolaw@gmail.com Award Recipient MS-JD SUPERWOMEN- JD  2016 Author, Report to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE, 47 Nations Representing 850 million people) NANOTECHNOLOGY: BALANCING BENEFITS AND RISKS TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT accepted unanimously in Parliament www.coe.int (English, French and Russian). Auhtor, Handbook For Parliamentarians on the Convention Preventing Counterfeit Medicines("Medicrime") Council of Europe, in English French Russian and Spanish www.coe.int  Forthcoming  Chapter in the Book (Mark Hoover, NIOSH and Nathan Baker, Eds) NANOINFORMATICS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES  Forthcoming Book,…

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What is the # 1 piece Of career advice you have received?Mentor’s Corner: The best advice I ever had

Perhaps the best advice is not to take any advice at all, but one time in my life advice was truly helpful. My grandmother Esther Levy Feelus was the owner of a wholesale tobacco and confectionary business in Manhattan nestled in the heart of the fur coatmaking district that still exists there. After school my mom would drive my brother and me downtown to fetch our Nana as we called her and bring her home in what we called the family limousine, which was really mommy’s Chevrolet. While Mommy struggled through midtown traffic, eager anticipation of the promised candy that…

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Mentor’s Corner:  Sexual Harassment at Work

My Mom worked as a typing teacher and life skills coach starting when I was very young.  The Principal in my mother’s school  was kindly, tall, slightly charming and handsome man with a big smile for everyone. He ran a public school for special education students in an era when the idea of educating those students was an experiment, almost a generation before the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the subsequent laws that educate people with invisible cognitive disabilities. It was a job for a visionary , creative and hardworking man, and he was the right man…

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A woman Lawyer for the Pantheon: Hommage to Simone Veil

In many places of the world, saying that someone belongs in a Pantheon is an expression, meaning that the individual is great or special.  In Paris, France, however, there really is a Pantheon. It is in the student district by the Sorbonne and in its rotunda there are the statues commemorating famous men. Few women, three to be precise, have been honored there among the men - until now.  French society weeps the passing of a great lawyer who defended women’s rights; Holocaust survivor from the concentration camp in Drancy, France; mother of three; loving wife; Minister of Health for the Republic of France; and former President of…

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So You Want to Be An International Lawyer: Fathers Can Be Lawyers too

My birthday is May 31, which this year is shavouot, a small holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to humanity on Mount Sinai. The holiday also is a time of great food, like cheesecake and ice cream and lots of singing and dancing... All perfect for a naturally occurring birthday party. In other years my birthday of May 31 has coincided with magnificent life events such as my law school graduation. And in other years, Memorial Day with big parades and barbecues in the USA and the opening of the outdoor swimming pool. My birthday is also a…

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Comparison of the EU and USA Laws - Protecting Jobs When Pregnant

One striking difference between Europe and the USA is their election laws. Many nations in Europe are still ruled by a Royal family: Netherlands, Belgium, Monaco, Sweden, Denmark and Spain just to name a few.  This alters the perspective regarding national elections: electing members of a Parliament and local officials is relatively close to the wishes and desires of the local electorate because in the big picture the larger governing structure remains overall the same. And, the pan-European election system for the members of the European Union government in Brussels and Strasbourg and the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in…

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So You want to be An International Lawyer: Keynote in Reproductive Health in a Pluralist Legal World

The sound of freedom that resonates from civil and political rights rings hollow to a newborn who has low birth weight, because the baby's mother had no access to a clean workplace, good nutrition or adequate prenatal care.  And, what good are political and civil rights to a different baby, whose Mom died in childbirth or who has lost a parent due to an accident, or whose parents are debilitated by occupational disease, or to the baby who may suffer personal injury due to the effects of a parent's exposure to toxic substances, or whose father has terminal cancer? The…

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So You Want to Be An International Lawyer: Big Law Versus the Sleeping Giant

Experts quoted in popular articles on the web and in serious law articles have asked whether “nanotechnology is the next asbestos” and some have claimed that “nanotechnology torts” are a sleeping giant. This raises the question whether the recent vogue of assuming that asbestos litigation is a valid paradigm that foreshadows litigation about Nanotechnology. For international lawyers, this question looms increasingly important as the inevitable interact between local laws protecting local products are mingled with the principles and products of international commerce. Although anyone can be sued at any time for any reason, far more dangerous risks than asbestos exposure…

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