WFLS News

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

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.

Meet the Board: Sarah Prosser
November 26, 2014

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 »
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