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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 »

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 best 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 »