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The Technical Characteristics of Attribution: How Do You Know Who Did It? 
December 5, 2022 in: General News

On November 17th, 2022, the Washington Foreign Law Society and The Stimson Center jointly hosted a webinar on The Technical Characteristics of Attribution: How Do You Know Who Did It? The panel, moderated by Dr. Christopher Ford (Director of Miter Corporation’s Center for Strategic Competition as Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover University), featured Emma Raffray (Chief Research and Analysis Officer at the Cyber Peace Institute), John Herring (Senior Government Affairs Manager of the Digital Diplomacy Team at Microsoft), and Rick Harris (Principal Cyber Security Policy Engineer at the Miter Corporation and Advisory Board Member for the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise).…Read more »

WFLS Members elect New Board of Governors
October 19, 2022 in: General News

The Washington Foreign Law Society held its annual meeting on October 18th, 2022. Members gathered in person at the offices of Holland & Knight LLP, as well as virtually. Michael Teodori of Eni SpA was elected President of the Society for a second term. Ms. Alexandra Bochnakova was also confirmed as Vice President of the Society.…Read more »

WFLS awards Harry LeRoy Jones Award to USTR Katherine Tai
September 29, 2022 in: General News

On September 28, 2022, the Washington Foreign Law Society awarded the Harry LeRoy Jones Award to the United States Trade Representative, H.E. Ambassador Katherine Tai, at is 2022 Annual Gala and 70th Anniversary celebration. Ambassador Tai was introduced by H.E. Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States. A copy of the program can be found here.…Read more »

WFLS Hosts Drinks and Conversation with Members
June 30, 2022 in: General News

On June 29, 2022, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a Happy Hour with Members and friends from DC’s international legal community. During the event, Board Member Mark Feldman (former Acting Legal Adviser, US Department of State)  and Robin Matthewman (career member of the Senior Foreign Service, now at the Association for Diplomatic Studies) briefly discussed their latest work – the completion of Mark Feldman’s oral history with the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training.…Read more »

Cyber Norms, Law and Accountability: Roads to Progress?
June 1, 2022 in: General News

On May 31st, 2022, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Stimson Center co-hosted a webinar on Cyber Norms, Law and Accountability: Roads to Progress? The panel featured Michele G. Markoff (Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Cyberspace Security at the US Department of State), Katitza Rodriguez (Policy Director for Global Privacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation), and was moderated by Alison Pytlak (Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center and Manager of the Disarmament Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom).…Read more »

Job Announcement: Executive Director of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)
May 20, 2022 in: General News

Dear Washington Foreign Law Society Members and Subscribers, Please find below a job announcement from the American Society of International Law (ASIL). *** Executive Director of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) The American Society of International Law (“ASIL” or “the Society”) seeks an accomplished leader with vision, proficiency in international law, and proven management skills to serve as its next Executive Director starting (ideally) in mid-September 2022.…Read more »

Pissarro in the Courts: Foreign Sovereign Immunity Update 2022
May 11, 2022 in: General News

On May 10th, 2022, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar on recent cases concerning the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act. The panel featured Mark B. Feldman (former Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State, current Georgetown Law), Peter Gutherie (Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State), Sally Pei (Arnold & Porter), and was moderated by Giuliana Canè (Executive Secretary, IDB Group Administrative Tribunal; former President of WFLS).…Read more »

The Washington Foreign Law Society Hosts Talk on Foreign Government Censorship Policies: Challenges for U.S. Businesses
April 12, 2022 in: General News

On March 31st, 2022, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar on Foreign Government Censorship Policies: Challenges for U.S. Businesses. The panel featured Martha Lawless (U.S. International Trade Commission), Allie Funk (Freedom House),  Daphne Keller (Stanford Center for Internet and Society), Nigel Cory (The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), and was moderated by Kate Linton (U.S.…Read more »

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 »