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International Law Weekend 2017 - Kickoff
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Program Fee: Admission to ILW is free for students. For all others, there is a fee of $50.

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Opening Panel: The Challenges Facing International Law
The panel will feature a moderated discussion among the panelists on the many challenges facing international law (and international lawyers) today. Keeping the peace in a rapidly changing political landscape is of course one imperative, but we must also help to meet a range of other challenges including the imperative of economic development and the need to deal with unprecedented health crises, massive refugee outflows, accelerating climate change, persistent gender inequality and other difficult, dynamic issues which require innovative solutions from both public and private international law. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to pose their own questions to the panelists.

Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Professor Martin Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor, Fordham Law, Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
Ambassador Elinor Hammarskjold, Director General for Legal Affairs , Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
D. Stephen Mathias, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Legal Affairs
Judge Theodor Meron, President, Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT)

David P. Stewart, President, American Branch of the International Law Association

Sponsoring Organizations:
American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)
International Law Students Association (ILSA)

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Council on International Affairs, Martin S. Flaherty, Chair

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