ASIL Annual Meeting: International Law in a Multipolar World, April 3-6, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

As many of our readers may know, ASIL’s 107th Annual Meeting with the theme of International Law in a Multipolar World is taking place in Washington D.C. at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel today through Saturday.

Select highlights of the meeting include:

  • The Grotius Lecture, with Emilio Álvarez Icaza, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as the Speaker and W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School as the Distinguished Discussant (Wednesday, April 3).
  • The Women in International Law Interest Group Luncheon, featuring Diane Marie Amann as the Honoree/Speaker and a plenary discussion about International Law in the Obama Administration: The First Four Years. Donald Francis Donavan of Debevoise & Plimpton will moderate the plenary among Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School; Michael H. Posner, Department of State; and Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton University (Thursday, April 4).
  • The Hudson Medal Luncheon will feature Judge Bruno Simma of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal as the Speaker/Honoree and will be moderated by Joseph Weiler of New York University School of Law (Friday, April 5).
  • The Inaugural Charles N. Brower Lecture will be delivered by V.V. Johnny Veeder. A plenary panel will follow to discuss Twenty Years of International Criminal Law: From ICTY to ICC and Beyond, moderated by Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice and featuring Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Theodore Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Friday, April 5).
  • The Closing Plenary will discuss Global Governance, State Sovereignty and the Future of International Law, moderated by José Alvarez of New York University School of Law and featuring Judge Bruno Simma of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, Judge Xue Hanqin of the International Court of Justice and Joel P. Trachtman of the Fletcher School of Dipomacy at Tufts University (Saturday, April 6).
  • Our own Julian Ku will be moderating a panel on China and International Law featuring Jacques DeLisle, University of Pennsylvania School of Law; Bing Bing Jia, Tsinghua University Law School; and Stephanie Klein-Ahlbrandt, International Crisis Group (Friday, April 5)
  • Our own Roger Alford will moderate a panel on Kiobel, the ATS and Human Rights Litigation in US Courts. Panelists will be John B. Bellinger, Arnold & Porter, LLP; Lori Damrosch, Columbia University; David Scheffer, Northwestern University; and Elizabeth Wilson, Seton Hall University (Friday, April 5). Roger will also be participating in a discussion about Jeremy Waldron’s new book, “Partly Laws Common to All Mankind”, Foreign Laws in American Courts (Friday, April 5).
  • Our own Chris Borgen will co-chair the Space Law Interest Group Business Meeting (Friday, April 5).
  • And our own Kevin Heller is on the ASIL Annual Meeting Program committee, led by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva; Stanimir Alexandrov, Sidley Austin, LLP; and Kal Raustiala, University of California Los Angeles School of Law.

Additionally, our friends at ASIL have asked us to help spread the word about another event taking place during the meeting. The event is Connecting Junior and Senior International Law Academics and it will take place Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 3:15-4:45 p.m. in the Renaissance East Ballroom.

This event, as its title suggests, it is focused on creating new intellectual and mentoring relationships among junior and senior international law academics. It will provide opportunities for people to meet other academics who share similar substantive and conceptual interests through small group discussions and “speed dating.” Please attend to meet new and interesting colleagues and to support ASIL’s junior academic members in their development.

The full program can be found and downloaded here (.pdf). Some of the sessions will be live streamed here and you can follow ASIL Cables, the online daily reporter of the 107th ASIL Meeting. OUP Blog has prepared for the meeting in a post here.

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