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Recap: Roundtable discussion on the Millennium Development Goals
March 25, 2013 in: General News

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Washington Foreign Law Society in conjunction with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group held the event “Post-2015: The MDGs, Legal Reform, and Development Policy” at ASIL Headquarters. Panelists included Wade Channell, Senior Legal Reform Advisor at the U.S.…Read more »

LinkedIn Group for Members
March 13, 2013 in: General News

The Washington Foreign Law Society has launched a LinkedIn group for paid members. As our mission statement says:
The Washington Foreign Law Society serves as a forum for the intersection of legal and non-legal professionals serving in public and private capacities to the many US Government agencies, foreign missions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and national and global professional firms with a Washington presence.
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New Year’s Greetings from the Washington Foreign Law Society
January 4, 2013 in: General News

From Sam Witten, President, Washington Foreign Law Society: Happy New Year from the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. This message provides you an update on the Society’s activities in 2012. We are looking forward to an equally successful 2013, beginning with our first program, next Wednesday, January 9, featuring State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh.…Read more »

Reception Honoring Mexico
December 6, 2012 in: General News

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Photos from 2012 Gala
June 4, 2012 in: General News

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Photos from Kiobel Panel
March 2, 2012 in: General News

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WFLS Happy Hour
January 12, 2012 in: General News

On January 12, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a happy hour on the rooftop of Eden Lounge.  A good time was had by all as we met new members and reconnected with old ones.   We thank all those who came to celebrate the New Year with us!…Read more »

Photos from Reception Honoring Japan
November 1, 2011 in: General News

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Meet the 2011 WFLS Leadership
December 21, 2010 in: General News

The 2011 WFLS Officers and Board of Governors are a group of Washington professionals who, like the WFLS members who elect them, advance some of the world’s leading international and foreign legal issues and work in some of the world’s top firms and organizations, government, and academia.  They care actively for the Society and believe in its mission. …Read more »

Former Austrian Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer speaks to WFLS on managing international crises
May 19, 2010 in: General News

Within the European Union, the de Larosière Report on the financial crisis that had hit Europe as of February 2009 laid out a framework for steps taken by the EU. These recommendations have been used by the European Commission and were adopted in September 2009.   Amb. Ettmayer argued that stronger coordinated supervision for all financial actors within the EU but also on an international level is vital, and effective crisis management procedures should be in place in order to build confidence and restore financial stability throughout Europe.…Read more »