WFLS News

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

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.

VIDEO: “Tax It Like It Is: Discussing the Luxembourg and Swiss Leaks”
June 2, 2015

On May 26th, 2015, WFLS and the Newseum hosted a discussion with reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and legal experts who examined the Luxembourg and Swiss leaks. The respective leaks have cast light on the secretive tax arrangements of more than 300 of the world’s largest multinational corporations and on the secretive world of private banking in Switzerland.

Women’s Human Rights in Africa
April 29, 2015

On April 23rd, the 2014-2015 LAWA Fellows from Georgetown University Law Center presented their work on Capitol Hill.

Panel Discussion on Ukraine-Related Sanctions
March 27, 2015

On March 27, 2015, WFLS and Steptoe & Johnson LLP hosted a breakfast panel on Ukraine-related sanctions. Panelists Eileen Albanese, Director of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security, Rachel Nagle, Senior Advisor, Compliance Programs, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Aaron Gothelf, Senior Counsel, International Trade Controls, GE, discussed developments in Ukraine-related sanctions and related trade measures over the past year and best practices regarding sanctions compliance for companies operating in Russia/Ukraine. The panel was moderated by Alexandra Baj of Steptoe & Johnson.… Read More »

WFLS Honors the Republic of Korea at State Department Reception
March 13, 2015

On February 10, 2015 the Washington Foreign Law Society joined with the U.S. Department of State and Acting Legal Adviser, Mary McLeod to honor the Republic of Korea for its commitment to and collaboration with the United States on matters including freedom, democracy, rule of law, nuclear nonproliferation, and free trade.
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