Past Events

The Society hosts monthly luncheons from September through May at which speakers from foreign countries, the US Government, international institutions, and private practice address topics of current interest in the international arena.  The Society also organizes several signature events each year including the WFLS Embassy Roundtable, the WFLS Annual Dinner Gala, the WFLS Diplomatic Reception, and a spring Annual Meeting and Garden Party.

February 22, 2017 Growing Significance of Cases in China: Implications for Legal Education and Legal Practice

Please join the Washington Foreign Law Society for a reception and panel discussion on the evening of February 22, 2017.  The WFLS is pleased to co-sponsor this Guiding Cases Seminar(TM) with the American University Washington College of Law and its Office of Global Opportunities, the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University, the Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited, Alston & Bird, and Broad & Bright.…

February 7, 2017 Reception Honoring France

The Acting Legal Adviser of the Department of State and the Washington Foreign Law Society are pleased to honor the French Republic based on its commitment to the rule of law and its continued partnership with the United States in combating terrorism, countering violent extremism, and addressing some of the toughest challenges in the world.…

December 8, 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility: How Can Businesses Prevent and Remove Forced Labor and Human Trafficking from their Supply Chains?

Join the Washington Foreign Law Society as we co-sponsor another important event with the International Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Miller & Chevalier Chartered 900 16th St.…

December 6, 2016 The New Administration and the Ukraine-Russia Conflict with the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) International Law Section has invited members and friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society to a luncheon featuring former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Steven Pifer.  It will take place on December 6, 2016, from 12:00 p.m.…

December 1, 2016 Focus on Asian Investment into the U.S.: What’s in Store for 2017

The Washington Foreign Law Society is co-sponsoring an exciting event with the International Law forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  This dynamic discussion will consider the questions and challenges posed by the steadily increasing investment in the U.S.…

November 15, 2016 Fall Gala Honoring Homer E. Moyer Jr., Miller & Chevalier

The Washington Foreign Law Society is pleased to announce that it will honor Homer E. Moyer, Jr. Miller & Chevalier at the Society’s upcoming Dinner Gala on Tuesday, November 15. Mr. Moyer will receive the Harry LeRoy Jones Award for his contributions to the development of international law.…

October 17, 2016 Washington Foreign Law Society Annual Garden Party

DATE CHANGE: This event is rescheduled on October 17

Join the Washington Foreign Law Society for its Annual Garden Party This event is free for WFLS Members, $25 for non-members, and $15 for students. Members will receive a discount code via email.…

September 30, 2016 Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Dialogue with Students

The U.N. Security Council 1540 Committee and the U.N. Office of Disarmament Affairs collaborated with the Stimson Center to create an international essay competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The winners will be announced, and some will be presenting their ideas at this event.…

September 16, 2016 The Rapid Reaction to Anti-Corruption Project: Swiftly Framing Public-Private Solutions

On Friday, September 16th, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will host a panel discussion on the need for rapid response in countries where a significant opportunity has appeared for achieving anti-corruption progress. CIPE’s Rapid Reaction Anti-Corruption Project is designed to address this need by deploying a team of anti-corruption experts with international stature to countries in transition.…

August 5, 2016 United Nations Security Council 1540 Committee International Student Essay Contest

Official Launch: UNSCR 1540 International Student Essay Contest

The Stimson Center announced a new international essay contest calling on students worldwide to submit their ideas on how to prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $2,000, an all-expense-paid trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to present his/her ideas at an awards ceremony to representatives of the United Nations, and publication of the essay in a new Stimson Center report.…

July 21, 2016 Breakfast Panel on the Impact of Land Rights on Gender Equality

The Impact of Land Rights on Gender Equality

In a country with a well-established land titling system, land rights are taken for granted, at best, and seen as one more logistical hurdle in property transactions, at worst. In the majority of the world, however, land is undocumented and the lack of clarity around land rights inhibits economic growth and promotes in gender inequality.…

July 20, 2016 Continuing Impacts of Ukraine-Related Sanctions on U.S. Industry in Russia

Please join WFLS and the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. for an event on the continuing impact of Ukraine-related sanctions on U.S. Industry in Russia. U.S. industry continues to face compliance challenges and uncertainty related to sectoral sanctions and the embargo of Crimea.…

June 29, 2016 Special Breakfast Program on CFIUS, Featuring Treasury Department’s Aimen Mir

Light breakfast will be served
(doors open at 8:00 a.m.) The Washington Foreign Law Society along with the American Society of International Law, ABA Section of International  Law, and DC Bar International Law Section presents a special breakfast program with Aimen Mir, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the Treasury Department. …

June 23, 2016 Corruption and Global Security

At a time of global upheaval, security issues dominate western international policymaking. Yet, world leaders often overlook corruption as a key factor driving many of today’s security crises, including extremist insurgencies in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya and Nigeria, Iraq’s and Syria’s collapse and the spread of ISIS, revolutions and their spin-offs from the Arab world to Ukraine, and the state implosion witnessed in Latin America where governments are entering into symbiotic relationships with transnational criminal superpowers.…

June 14, 2016 The Prosecution of Corruption in Africa: Challenging Impunity through Rule of Law

Registration opens at 5:00 p.m.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception
CLE Credit  Please join us in the event which brings together international experts on anti-corruption and justice systems to examine challenges in prosecuting corruption in African countries and discuss how they can be addressed.…

June 9, 2016 American University’s US and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program Lunch Series Featuring Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat

The US & International Anti-Corruption Law Program Invites you to Summer Program Luncheon  Thursday, June 9, 2015   11:45 am – 1:00 pm        American University Washington College of Law 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Claudio Grossman Hall, YT01-01   Featuring   Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat Former White House Domestic Policy Advisor, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Under Secretary of Commerce, Under Secretary of State Covington Corruption and its erosion of trust in public officials and institutions is dominating the US presidential election campaign, echoing similar public sentiment following the Watergate scandal.

June 7, 2016 American University’s US and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program Lunch Series: Fighting Corruption: Are We at the Cross Roads?

Fighting Corruption: Are We at the Cross Roads? Tuesday, June 7, 2015   11:45 am – 1:00 pm        American University Washington College of Law 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Claudio Grossman Hall, YT01-01   The US and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program invites you to LUNCHEON & DISCUSSION FEATURING Leonard McCarthy Integrity Vice President The World Bank Group Grand corruption erodes development effectiveness, stealing billions from education, health and other basic human services.

April 15, 2016 Inaugural African Legal Conference – A Dialogue on Sub-Saharan Africa: African Legal Systems, AFOA, and Human Rights

Please join the African Development Committee and African Justice Initiative at the American University Washington College of Law for the Inaugural African Legal Conference to foster discussion and a better understanding of Africa. The conference will focus on the comparison of selected legal systems, the legislation, limitations, and opportunities of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and the role of human rights in Africa.…

April 11, 2016 Breakfast Panel – Doing Business in Colombia: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities

Please join us for a lively discussion on the challenges, risks, and opportunities faced by companies seeking to invest or do business in Colombia.  Speakers from Brigard & Urrutia, McLarty Associates, ProColombia, and WilmerHale will address: – Common mistakes and roadblocks that occur when exporting goods and services to Colombia; – Using trade and anti-corruption as a competitive advantage; – Strategic goods controls, trade compliance, and anti-corruption regulations; and – The relevance of US statutes to Colombian companies.  …

April 7, 2016 Capitol Briefing: Women’s Human Rights in Africa

The Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center in cooperation with the Washington Foreign Law Society Invites you to a Briefing on Women’s Human Rights in Africa Featuring presentations by the 2015-2016 Fellows: Maereg Alemayehu-Ethiopia Leveling the Playing Field: Advancing Free Legal Aid for the Family Law Claims of Ethiopian Women Pamella Lamunu-Uganda The Gender Hurdle: How Bias and Stereotypes in the Local Council Court Prevents the Effective Implementation of Uganda’s Domestic Violence Act Olufunmilayo Adeniyi-Nigeria The Calamity of Climate Change: Ensuring Nigeria Fulfills Its Obligation to Protect Displaced Women’s Right to Health Dunia Tegegn-Ethiopia Victimized Twice: Promoting Justice and Accountability for Survivors of Wartime Rape in South Sudan Elizabeth Makumbi-South Africa From Apartheid to Affirmative Action: Improving Laws and Policies to Economically Empower Black Women in South Africa Anthonia Okolie-Nigeria           Using Mediation to Prevent the Ritualized Public Shaming of Women Accused of Adultery In Nigeria Moderated by Professor Jill C.…
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