WFLS News

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

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 »

WFLS Annual Garden Party 2014
October 3, 2014

The Washington Foreign Law Society’s (WFLS) annual Garden Party took place on September 18, 2014. Members of the WFLS community joined together to socialize, discuss programs during the last year, and plan for the coming year. The year’s accomplishments include programming such as the Reception to Honor The Kingdom of Denmark, the Spring Gala Honoring Professor John G. Ruggie, and many others in collaboration with distinguished guest panelists from the government, international NGOs, the private sector and academia. Click here to see a full list of the past year’s events. The WFLS also received the report of the Nominating Committee and elected officers and members of the board of Governors for the year to come. … Read More »

WFLS Honors Professor John Ruggie at Annual Gala
June 23, 2014

On 11 June 2014, Professor John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, received the annual Harry LeRoy Jones Award of the Washington Foreign Law Society, honoring “an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and application of international law.” Professor Ruggie’s remarks at the award presentation, addressing international lawmaking in business and human rights, are available here.

World Bank Economist Klaus Deininger to Moderate Panel on Land Tenure
January 6, 2014

Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist of the Development Economics Group at the World Bank, will moderate the January 15th panel on land tenure at the American Society of International Law.  Dr. Deininger’s areas of research focus on income and asset inequality and its relationship to poverty reduction and growth; access to land, land markets and land reform and their impact on household welfare and agricultural productivity; land tenure and its impact on investment, including environmental sustainability: and capacity building (including the use of quantitative and qualitative methods) for policy analysis and evaluation, mainly in the Africa, Central America, and East Asia Regions. … Read More »

Message Regarding Today’s Export Controls Luncheon
October 25, 2013

Today's luncheon will feature Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Control. Kevin Wolf is unable to attend due to an inadvertent scheduling conflict.

Ziad Haider Discusses White House Fellows Program
October 24, 2013

On Tuesday, October 15, White House Fellow alumnus Ziad Haider visited the American Society of International Law to enlighten young professionals about the White House Fellows Program and answer their questions.  This event was co-sponsored by the Washington Foreign Law Society.  After giving the audience a snapshot of the application process, Mr. Haider led a discussion that touched on his intimate personal journey to the program, the profile of other Fellows in his class, and the various challenges that one can expect throughout the course of the Program.  On several occasions following questions, Mr. Haider stressed the importance of applicants’ remaining as well rounded as possible. …

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Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on the World Bank Group’s Sanctions System
July 5, 2013

The World Bank is conducting a global, multi-stakeholder consultation on the World Bank Group’s Sanctions System. The consultation is intended to help the Group evaluate the implementation of the system thus far, with a view to identifying possible entry points for making improvements.

The Sanctions System is an administrative process for sanctioning firms and individuals found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive or obstructive practices in connection with Bank-financed projects. This system provides parties alleged to have engaged in a sanctionable practice with a level of due process before a decision on sanctions, if any, is imposed. To capture any areas that may need improving, the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group is conducting consultations with external stakeholders to solicit feedback on the system.…

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