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WFLS Honors Christine Lagarde at Society’s annual Gala dinner
June 20, 2013 in: General News

During her illustrious career, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has served as France’s Minister of Finance and Economy, Minister for Foreign Trade, and Minister of Agriculture.  She served as Chairman of the Global Executive Committee, and subsequently Chairman of the Global Strategic Committee, of Baker & McKenzie LLPChristine Lagarde has been named one of the world’s most influential women by Forbes Magazine and has been identified as one of Time magazine’s top-100 world leaders.Read more »

Summary of ASIL/UNA Program: Support for the Syrian Insurgency
June 14, 2013 in: General News

“Support for the Syrian Insurgency: What UN and International Norms Apply?” was held at the Tillar House on May 29, 2013. Mona Yacoubian first provided background. Three “dynamics” have been consistent since the outset of the Syrian crisis and to explain how the conflict morphed from peaceful protests to sectarian civil war.…Read more »

Summary of ASIL/UNA Program: Use of Force Against a Nuclear Threat from Iran
June 11, 2013 in: General News

Would the use of force to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons be consistent with the UN Charter and international law? This was the principal issue addressed during the second program in a series on “Use of Force” co-sponsored by ASIL and UNA-NCA, on April 26th at the American Society of International Law (ASIL).…Read more »

Summary of UNCLOS and the South China Sea event
June 5, 2013 in: General News

On May 6, 2013, the Stimson Center and the Washington Foreign Law Society co-hosted a panel on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the recent action brought by the Philippines against China at the UNCLOS tribunal. About 70 people, from foreign media to U.S. legal scholars to diplomats, attended the panel and engaged in a lively post-panel discussion.…Read more »

Summary of ASIL/UNA program: Cyberthreats and the Use of Force
June 5, 2013 in: General News

Is the UN Charter and international law actually a deterrent to cyberwarfare or just “legal window-dressing?” This was the issue put to a packed audience on Wednesday, April 17th at a meeting on CYBERTHREATS AND THE USE OF FORCE, the first of three programs on The UN, International Law and the Use of Force co-sponsored by UNA-NCA and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) at the Tillar House headquarters of ASIL on Sheridan Circle, in Washington, D.C.…Read more »

Meet the Board: Kip Wainscott
May 8, 2013 in: General News, Meet the Board

There are many benefits to membership at the Washington Foreign Law Society, including the opportunity to attend events alongside our distinguished Board of Governors. Over the next few months, WFLS will be interviewing some of our Board Members to showcase the unique and diversified talent behind the Society. Our second featured Board Member is Kip Wainscott, former counsel to the Obama Campaign and current associate at Perkins Coie.Read more »

Drones and the Rule of Law and War
April 29, 2013 in: General News

WFLS would like to highlight an event in the greater DC area that will focus on the rule of law and the United States’ current drone program.  The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Homeland Security Project will host a discussion convening legal and policy experts on the rule of law and war to discuss the use of drones and targeted killings. …Read more »

Kiobel: What are people saying?
April 23, 2013 in: General News

Meet the Board: Piper Hendricks
April 15, 2013 in: General News, Meet the Board

There are many benefits to membership at the Washington Foreign Law Society, including the opportunity to attend events alongside our distinguished Board of Governors. Over the next few months, WFLS will be interviewing some of our Board Members to showcase the unique and diversified talent behind the Society. Our first featured Board Member is Piper Hendricks, Founder and Executive Director of p.h.Read more »

Recap: Special Luncheon with Ken Blanco
April 15, 2013 in: General News

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco discussed the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat cross-border money-laundering and Kleptocracy. In overseeing the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS), at the DOJ, Ken was optimistic about the level of cooperation between DOJ and foreign counterparts, touting Colombia and Mexico as successful examples of cooperation with foreign government agencies, officials, and law enforcement.…Read more »