Keep up with the latest news and events from the Washington Foreign Law Society.

Diplomatic Reception Honoring the French Republic
March 16, 2017

On February 7, WFLS held its landmark diplomatic reception honoring the French Republic in front of an audience of more than 200 attendees. For the first time in the history of the Society, the President of WFLS’ board of governors was a national of the country honored. After welcoming words from our President, he acting Legal Adviser, Richard Visek introduced the honoree, Ambassador Araud’s, whose remark were heartfelt. Thanks to the Embassy’s generosity, we enjoyed good music and wonderful champagne. The catering stepped up to the challenge raised by the country honored and the law library of the Library of Congress gratified us with a beautiful exhibition of manuscripts.…

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WFLS Awards Homer E. Moyer, Jr., with the Harry LeRoy Jones Award
November 16, 2016

Below is the acceptance speech of Homer E. Moyer, Jr., of Miller & Chevalier, who received the Harry LeRoy Jones Award at the Washington Foreign Law Society’s Annual Dinner Gala on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  Mr. Moyer was the co-founder and chair for twelve years of the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), which provides technical legal assistance to emerging democracies of the former Soviet bloc.  Former Attorney General Janet Reno called CEELI “the worthiest pro bono project that American lawyers have ever undertaken.”

He also founded the CEELI Institute, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and has served on the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative’s board since its inception.  … Read More »

iHL: Human Rights, Law, and Security in the Information Age
February 19, 2016

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, WFLS co-sponsored an event at American University Washington College of Law on Human Rights, Law and Security in the Information Age, during which Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State Tom Malinowski presented American University Washington College of Law with a certificate of appreciation “for supporting international efforts to promote the Rule of Law and Legal Education through the contribution of more than 2,500 legal textbooks to Law Students and Legal Professionals in Uzbekistan.” Dean Claudio Grossman accepted the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the AUWCL community.


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One Year After Charlie
February 9, 2016

On January 6, 2016, Washington Foreign Law Society, the Newseum Institute and Reporters Without Borders hosted a discussion of the worldwide impact on a free press and free expression after the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine staff on Jan. 7, 2015, and on the public at multiple sites in Paris eleven months later.

WFLS and the World Bank Host Justice Stephen Breyer
December 16, 2015

On December 10th, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the World Bank co-hosted Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Stephen Breyer for a lively discussion on his new book, The Court and the World. The event was chaired by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist at the World Bank, and included discussants Anne-Marie Leroy, General Counsel to the World Bank Group, and Susan Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legals Studies at the George Washington University Law School.

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Nonproliferation in a Noncompliant World: Rethinking UN Security Council Resolution 1540
October 29, 2015

On October 29, 2015 the Stimson Center and the Washington Foreign Law Society, cosponsored “Nonproliferation in a Noncompliant World: Rethinking UN Security Council Resolution 1540,” a workshop in cooperation with South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as part of the launch of the ISS-coordinated Towards the 2016 Comprehensive Review: Former Experts Assess UNSC Resolution 1540, a report that recommends better practices to combat proliferation.

Nuclear Energy Securing the Future
October 28, 2015

On October 28, 2015 the Stimson Center and the Washington Foreign Law Society, cosponsored “Nuclear Energy: Securing the Future” a discussion on opportunities for incentives such as insurance, finance and limited liability to reduce nuclear risk while providing a return on investment to operators. As the Nuclear Security Summit series draws to a close, the prospects dim for development of binding nuclear security standards to assure future safe, secure industry expansion.
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