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Acts of War? Accountability for Cyberattacks in Ukraine
March 9, 2022 in: General News

On March 9th, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar on Acts of War? Accountability for Cyberattacks in Ukraine, organized jointly with the Stimson Center. The panel featured Liis Vihul (Cyber Law International), Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade (Johns Hopkins SAIS), and Laurie Blank (Emory Law School), and was moderated by Bruce McConnell (Stimson).…Read more »

WFLS Welcomes New Chair of Programs
February 16, 2022 in: General News

The Washington Foreign Law Society welcomes Ms. Kimberly Larkin as its new Chair of Programs and Member of the Board. On her appointment, Kimberly said, “I am honoured to have been selected as Chair of Programs for the Washington Foreign Law Society and look forward to making a meaningful contribution to the planning of the exciting events we have ahead of us”.…Read more »

Fireside Chat with Kurt Donnelly, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy
January 20, 2022 in: General News

On January 20th, 2022, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a Fireside Chat with Mr. Kurt Donnelly, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy. The session was moderated by Michael Teodori, President of the Washington Foreign Law Society. Mr. Donnelly discussed his extensive career in the foreign service, and provided his views on the challenges and opportunities lying ahead for US climate and energy policy.…Read more »

Happy New Year From the Washington Foreign Law Society!
January 3, 2022 in: General News

The President of the Washington Foreign Law Society, Mr. Michael Teodori, issued the following letter to members, subscribers, and friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society. *    *    * Dear friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society, Warm greetings from the Board of Governors, and wishes for a happy and prosperous new year to you all.…Read more »

Progressing Cyber Accountability: The Private Sector, NGO’s and the UN
December 7, 2021 in: General News

On December 7th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar on Progressing Cyber Accountability: The Private Sector, NGO’s and the UN. The program, which focused on the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) process at the UN level, featured  H.E. Amb. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and other Organizations in Geneva, Allison Pytlak, Program Manager, Disarmament Program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.…Read more »

WFLS Members elect New Board of Governors
October 20, 2021 in: General News

The Washington Foreign Law Society held its annual meeting on October 20th, 2021. This was the first hybrid annual meeting in the Society’s history, with Members gathering both in person at the offices of Eni SpA and virtually to attend the meeting. Michael Teodori of Eni SpA was elected President of the Society for the 2021-2022 term.…Read more »

What future for the Rule of Law in Central America?
October 16, 2021 in: General News

On October 14th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar entitled “What future for the Rule of Law in Central America?“, with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ricardo Zúniga (United States’ Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle) and Mr. Alberto Mora, Executive Director for Global Programs of the American Bar Association and Director of the ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative.…Read more »

From John Jay to John Roberts: The Law of Nations in U.S. Courts
August 25, 2021 in: General News

On August 24th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar entitled “From John Jay to John Roberts: The Law of Nations in U.S. Courts“, with Mark Feldman and Thomas Lee, and moderated by Michael Teodori. The program – which followed the Society’s May 12th event on international human rights in the Supreme Court – sought to take a historical look at how customary international law has been dealt with by US courts, moving from the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Nestlé v.Read more »

Reforming Online Accountability: Can Lessons Be Learned From Across The Globe?
July 14, 2021 in: General News

On July 14th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Stimson Center held a joint event on “Reforming Online Accountability: Can Lessons Be Learned From Across The Globe?“. This was the fourth instalment in a series of events that the Washington Foreign Law Society and Stimson Center have jointly produced to consider cyber legal accountability.…Read more »

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo?
June 19, 2021 in: General News

On June 17th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a presentation for a book edited by Alan M. Anderson and Ben Beaumont, entitled “The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo?”. Alexandra Bochnakova, WFLS board member, introduced Mr. Anderson and the three panelist – Brian McGarry, Marryum Kahloon, and Kirian Gore – who each contributed a section in the volume.…Read more »