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Meet the Board: Sarah Prosser
November 26, 2014 in: General News, Meet the Board

There are many benefits to membership at the Washington Foreign Law Society, including the opportunity to attend events alongside our distinguished Board of Governors. To get to know them better, WFLS will be interviewing some of our Board Members to showcase the unique and diversified talent behind the Society. Our third featured Board Member is Sarah Prosser, Attorney-Adviser at the State Department. Read more »

WFLS Annual Garden Party 2014
October 3, 2014 in: General News

The Washington Foreign Law Society’s (WFLS) annual Garden Party took place on September 18, 2014. Members of the WFLS community joined together to socialize, discuss programs during the last year, and plan for the coming year. The year’s accomplishments include programming such as the Reception to Honor The Kingdom of Denmark, the Spring Gala Honoring Professor John G.…Read more »

WFLS Honors Professor John Ruggie at Annual Gala
June 23, 2014 in: General News

International Legalization in Business and Human Rights On 11 June 2014, Professor John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, received the annual Harry LeRoy Jones Award of the Washington Foreign Law Society, honoring “an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and application of international law.” Previous recipients have included, among others, Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, Member of the International Court of Justice Thomas Buergenthal, Secretary of State James Baker, Senator George Mitchell, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and Transparency International founder Peter Eigen.Read more »

World Bank Economist Klaus Deininger to Moderate Panel on Land Tenure
January 6, 2014 in: General News

Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist of the Development Economics Group at the World Bank, will moderate the January 15th panel on land tenure at the American Society of International Law.  Dr. Deininger’s areas of research focus on income and asset inequality and its relationship to poverty reduction and growth; access to land, land markets and land reform and their impact on household welfare and agricultural productivity; land tenure and its impact on investment, including environmental sustainability: and capacity building (including the use of quantitative and qualitative methods) for policy analysis and evaluation, mainly in the Africa, Central America, and East Asia Regions. …Read more »

Message Regarding Today’s Export Controls Luncheon
October 25, 2013 in: General News, Reminders

Today’s luncheon will feature Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Control.  His bio is available at: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/27-about-bis/20-matthew-s-borman.  Kevin Wolf is unable to attend due to an inadvertent scheduling conflict. We apologize for the late program change.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.…Read more »

Ziad Haider Discusses White House Fellows Program
October 24, 2013 in: General News

On Tuesday, October 15, White House Fellow alumnus Ziad Haider visited the American Society of International Law to enlighten young professionals about the White House Fellows Program and answer their questions.  This event was co-sponsored by the Washington Foreign Law Society.  After giving the audience a snapshot of the application process, Mr.…Read more »

Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on the World Bank Group’s Sanctions System
July 5, 2013 in: General News

The World Bank is conducting a global, multi-stakeholder consultation on the World Bank Group’s Sanctions System. The consultation is intended to help the Group evaluate the implementation of the system thus far, with a view to identifying possible entry points for making improvements. The Sanctions System is an administrative process for sanctioning firms and individuals found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive or obstructive practices in connection with Bank-financed projects.…Read more »

WFLS Honors Christine Lagarde at Society’s annual Gala dinner
June 20, 2013 in: General News

During her illustrious career, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has served as France’s Minister of Finance and Economy, Minister for Foreign Trade, and Minister of Agriculture.  She served as Chairman of the Global Executive Committee, and subsequently Chairman of the Global Strategic Committee, of Baker & McKenzie LLPChristine Lagarde has been named one of the world’s most influential women by Forbes Magazine and has been identified as one of Time magazine’s top-100 world leaders.Read more »

Summary of ASIL/UNA Program: Support for the Syrian Insurgency
June 14, 2013 in: General News

“Support for the Syrian Insurgency: What UN and International Norms Apply?” was held at the Tillar House on May 29, 2013. Mona Yacoubian first provided background. Three “dynamics” have been consistent since the outset of the Syrian crisis and help to explain how the conflict morphed from peaceful protests to sectarian civil war.…Read more »

Summary of ASIL/UNA Program: Use of Force Against a Nuclear Threat from Iran
June 11, 2013 in: General News

Would the use of force to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons be consistent with the UN Charter and international law? This was the principal issue addressed during the second program in a series on “Use of Force” co-sponsored by ASIL and UNA-NCA, on April 26th at the American Society of International Law (ASIL).…Read more »
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