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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 »

Cyber Sanctions: Assessing Trends and Effectiveness
June 3, 2021 in: General News

On June 3, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Stimson Center co-hosted a panel on “Cyber Sanctions: Assessing Trends and Effectiveness”. The event featured Amb. Timo Koster (former diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NATO), Dr. Erica Moret (Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute, Geneva), and Bruce McConnell (Stimson Center), and was moderated by Kathryn Rauhut (Stimson Center).…Read more »

International Human Rights in the Supreme Court: 2021 Term
May 12, 2021 in: General News

On May 12th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a panel on “International Human Rights in the Supreme Court: 2021 Term”. The event was co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and by the International Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). The panel featured Lori Fisler Damrosch of Columbia Law School, Thomas Lee of Fordham Law, and Robert Barnes, SCOTUS reporter with the Washington Post; Mark Feldman of Georgetown Law moderated the discussion.…Read more »

What will U.S. Trade Policy under Biden look like and how will it be received by our friends and allies?
April 29, 2021 in: General News

On April 27th, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the third instalment of its series on Issues and Trends in International Trade Law. The panel featured Tomas Baert (European Union Delegation to the United States) and Barbara Weisel (Rock Creek Global Advisor), and was moderated by Evelyn Suarez (The Suarez Firm, LLP).…Read more »

Cyber Insurance Exclusions: What War?
April 15, 2021 in: General News

On April 15th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society, in conjunction with the Stimson Center, hosted the second instalment of its series on “Cyber Accountability – Who did it? Is it wrong? Can they be stopped?”. The conversation featured Mr. Jon Bateman (Carnegie Endowment) and Mr. Matthew McCabe (Marsh), and was moderated by Ms.…Read more »

Panel Discussion: Public and Private Whistleblowers and The Need for Legal and Financial Assistance
March 31, 2021 in: General News

On March 30th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the second instalment of its series on Issues and Trends in International Anti-Corruption Law. The panel featured prof. Jonathan J. Rusch (Georgetown Law; American University College of Law) and prof. Wim Vandekerckhove (University of Greenwich) and was moderated by WFLS Board Member Pascale Helene Dubois.…Read more »

Inside the Room: Attorney-Diplomats at work on U.S. Foreign Relations (Part Two)
March 18, 2021 in: General News

On March 18th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the second instalment of a two-part interview series with Mark B. Feldman (Georgetown Law) and Jeffrey H. Smith (Arnold & Porter). The first segment took place on February 18th, and is available at this link. In the second and final program of the series, Mark Feldman interviewed Jeff Smith, former General Counsel of the CIA.…Read more »