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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 »

Armed Conflict in the 2020s: The Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
March 4, 2021 in: General News

On March 4th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first installment of its new virtual series, “Armed Conflict in the 2020s”. The series premiered with a discussion on the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, featuring Prof. Alex De Waal (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) and Prof.…Read more »

Inside The Room: Attorney-Diplomats at work on U.S. Foreign Relations
February 18, 2021 in: General News

On February 18th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first of a two-part interview series with Mark B. Feldman (adjunct professor at Georgetown Law and former deputy and acting legal advisory at the Department of State), and Jeffrey H. Smith (former head of Arnold and Porter’s National Security practice and former General Counsel of the CIA), accomplished professionals and public servants with decades of experience in U.S.…Read more »

The UN: Defining Cyber Rules of the Road?
February 9, 2021 in: General News

On February 9th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first instalment of its new virtual series on tech policy, “Cyber Accountability – Who did it? Is it wrong? Can they be stopped?”, jointly organized with the Stimson Center, a Washington DC-based think tank focusing on international security issues.…Read more »

Happy New Year from the Washington Foreign Law Society
January 8, 2021 in: General News

The President of the Washington Foreign Law Society, Ms. Giuliana Canè, issued the following letter to members, subscribers, and friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society. *    *    * Dear friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society, We hope this note finds you all in the of health and spirits notwithstanding the strenuous challenges of the past several months.…Read more »

Issues and Trends in International Anti-Corruption Laws, Part 1. From Watergate to Biden — 43 years of international anti-corruption efforts since the birth of the FCPA
December 10, 2020 in: General News

On December 10th, 2020, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first instalment of its new virtual series, Issues and Trends in International Anti-Corruption Law. Ms. Pascale Dubois and Ms. Lucinda Low featured as the first speakers of the series, which will continue in the following months with additional instalments.…Read more »

Dissecting Monasky v. Taglieri: the U.S. Supreme Court’s new standard for Habitual Residence under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention
November 17, 2020 in: General News

On November 17th, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar on the Supreme Court case of Monasky v. Taglieri. The event was moderated by Ms. Melissa Kucinski (MK Family Law, PLLC, Washington, D.C.) and featured contributions by Mr. Richard Min (Burger Green & Min, LLP, New York, NY) and Mr.…Read more »

Jazz and Conversation with Judge T. Michael Peay
October 29, 2020 in: General News

On October 27th, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar with Judge T. Michael Peay, member of the Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States (OAS) and former Assistant Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. The webinar was moderated by Georgetown Law Professor David P. Stewart, and was attended by 49 virtual participants.…Read more »

Redefining Career Success In Uncertainty with Executive Coach Donna Jones Daley
May 5, 2020 in: General News

On May 5th, the Washington Foreign Law Society premiered its first online offering through a webinar joined by 50 participants. The COVID-19 crisis requires the society to think of new concepts on how to continue to further its mission of promoting knowledge and understanding of international legal matters, comparative legal issues, and foreign law.…Read more »

2020 Annual Gala Honors Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID
February 27, 2020 in: General News

On February 13, 2020, the Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS) hosted its Annual Gala honoring a distinguished individual associated with the Washington professional community, whose efforts and involvement in the development of international law exemplify the spirit of Harry LeRoy Jones, the founder of the Society. This year, the WFLS chose to award Meg Kinnear with the Harry LeRoy Jones Award.…Read more »