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.

June 26, 2018 Crisis in Yemen: Accountability and Reparations

Please join the Washington Foreign Law Society, the American Society of International Law, and the Stimson Center, for an in-depth and expert discussion, led by Amb. Stephen Rapp and Former Chief Prosecutor David Crane, about the situation on the ground in Yemen, and what solutions can be found to end impunity and uphold fundamental international standards.…

June 5, 2018 Life After May 25: an EU GDPR Update

April 30, 2018 RESCHEDULED: WFLS Embassy Roundtable Series with the Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States

February 13, 2018 Careers in International Law

The Washington Foreign Law Society, in partnership with the American University Washington College of Law and the George Washington University Law School, will host a panel discussion featuring practitioners from international organizations, NGOs, and private practice.

January 24, 2018 International Administrative Tribunals: Strange Animals or Hot Trends?

Join WFLS and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for a panel discussion on international administrative tribunals. Panel members will share their experience on the function and mandate of their respective administrative tribunals and the roles they play within the international institutions they serve.…

December 12, 2017 WFLS Holiday Happy Hour

 

Toast the holiday season with your friends at the Washington Foreign Law Society by attending the WFLS Holiday Happy Hour!

 

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December 6, 2017 The Nuke Ban Treaty: Now What?

  Join us for an on-the-record discussion co-hosted by The Washington Foreign Law Society and the Stimson Center on the prospects of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and how nuclear disarmament could be achieved. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:00 p.m.…

November 14, 2017 Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

Join the Washington Foreign Law Society as we co-sponsor another important event with American University Washington College of Law. There is no charge to attend the event, but registration required. Please register at www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration Speakers: Horacio A.…

October 5, 2017 Washington Foreign Law Society Annual Meeting and Garden Party

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 non member students. Members will receive a discount code via email. Please email mail@wfls.org with any questions.…

July 13, 2017 Conformity and Creativity In Rules Of International Arbitration: Should Arbitral Institutions Be Choosing A Path Of Convergence?

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, July 13, 2017 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037
Metro: Foggy Bottom (Orange/Silver/Blue)
Featuring: Marinn Carlson, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP Eloise Obadia, Partner, Derains & Gharavi Janet Whittaker Partner, Clifford Chance LLP Alexandra “Xander” Meise, Of Counsel, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP Moderator: Theresa Bowman, Associate, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP What is the role of innovation and creativity in International Arbitration moving forward?

July 12, 2017 Turkey, The Legal Landscape One Year Later

Please join the Washington Foreign Law Society and the ABA Section of International Law for a 90 minute teleconference on the legal situation in Turkey one year after the coup attempt. A group of diverse expert speakers will present a variety of viewpoints on the topic.…

April 25, 2017 ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting – April 25-29

The WFLS is pleased to serve as a cooperating entity for the American Bar Association Section of International Law‘s 2017 Spring Meeting.  The meeting will run from April 25-29 at the Capital Hilton, with receptions at various other nearby locations.  …

April 12, 2017 ASIL’s 111th Annual Meeting: “What International Law Values” – April 12-15, 2017

The Washington Foreign Law Society is proud to be a cooperating organization of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) 111th Annual Meeting, “What International Law Values,” to take place in Washington, DC, April 12-15, 2017.…

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.…
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