Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Women @ ASILter

As we have each year since our founding (here and here), IntLawGrrls is proud today to highlight women who will speak at the forthcoming annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.
This 103d gathering of the Society, entitled International Law as Law, will be held next week, March 25-28, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Delighted to see from the program that there's much diversity in topics and presenters. As has been the case in recent years, virtually all panels have at least 1 woman participating, and that many have more (those few that do not include women do not, alas, receive mention in this list). Especially proud that so many persons featured are IntLawGrrls or IntLawGrrls guest alumnae -- foremost among them, of course, ASIL President Lucy Reed (right). Kudos to the Program Committee Co-Charis, our colleagues Anthea Elizabeth Roberts, Stephen Mathias, and Carlos Manuel Vázquez!
Without further ado, here's this year's honor roll:
Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon
► "Intellectual Property Rights in China: Reflections and Directions": Victoria Espinel (George Mason) and Tracy-Gene Durkin (Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox), panelists; Elizabeth Chien-Hale (Institute for Intellectual Property in Asia), moderator.
Wednesday, March 25, 3-4:30 p.m.
► "Whither the Law of War for the U.S.?": Ashley Deeks (U.S. Department of State), panelist.
Wednesday, March 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
Dinah Shelton (George Washington) will serve as discussant for the Grotius Lecture, "Focusing on the Good or the Bad: What Can International Environmental Law Do to Accelerate The Transition Towards A Green Economy?"
Thursday, March 26, 9-10:30 a.m.
► "A Comparative Look at Domestic Enforcement of International Tribunal Judgments": Lori Fisler Damrosch (Columbia) and Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt), panelists.
► "Responsibility to Protect in Environmental Emergencies": Linda Malone (William & Mary), panelist; Gwen K. Young (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), moderator.
► "Feminist Interventions: Human Rights, Armed Conflict and International Law": Doris Buss (Carleton, Canada), Janet Halley (Harvard), Ratna Kapur (Centre for Feminist Legal Research), panelists; Vasuki Nesiah (International Center for Transitional Justice), moderator.
► "New Voices: Rethinking the Sources of International Law": IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Annecoos Wiersema (Ohio State), panelist.
Thursday, March 26, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
► "Medellin v. Texas and the Self-Execution of Treaties": Avril Haines (U.S. Department of State) and H. Kathleen Patchel (Indiana-Indianapolis), panelists.
► "Piracy Off of Somalia: the Challenges for International Law": Katharine Shepherd (British Foreign & Commonwealth Office) and Malvina Halberstam (Cardozo), panelists.
► "The United States and the Post-Kyoto Climate Change Treaty": Jennifer Haverkamp (Environmental Defense Fund), panelist; Cymie Payne (California-Berkeley), moderator.
► "The Principle of Legality in International Criminal Law": Elisa Massimino (Human Rights First), and IntLawGrrl Beth Van Schaack (Santa Clara), panelists.
► "In What Sense is International Law Law?": Antonia Chayes (Tufts), panelist.
Thursday, March 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Women in International Law Interest Group Luncheon: Judge Unity Dow (right), High Court of Botswana, speaker and recipient of the annual Prominent Women in International Law Award.
Thursday, March 26, 1-2:30 p.m.
► Book Discussion Featuring 2009 Winner of the ASIL Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship: IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Mary Ellen O'Connell (Notre Dame), panelist.
► "Multilateralizing Regionalism and the Future Architecture of International Trade Law as a System of Law": Alberta Fabbricotti (University of Rome), Gabrielle Marceau (University of Geneva and Cabinet of the WTO Director-General), and Kati Suominen (Inter-American Development Bank), panelists; Amelia Porges (Sidley Austin), moderator.
► "Closing Guantánamo: The Legal and Policy Issues": Deborah Pearlstein (Princeton) and Joanne Mariner (Human Rights Watch), panelists.
Thursday, March 26, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
► "Is Legal Empowerment Good for the Poor?": Christina Biebesheimer (World Bank) and Kerry Rittich (University of Toronto), panelists; Anne Trebilcock (International Labor Organization), moderator.
Thursday, March 26, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
► Annual General Meeting of the Society, featuring election of officers and presentation of Society awards and honors, among them the medal named after Goler Teal Butcher (an IntLawGrrls transnational foremother), to Mónica Pinto (left) of the University of Buenos Aires.
Thursday, March 26, 3-4:30 p.m.
► "Teaching International Law Interest Group Meeting: Using Simulations to Enhance International Law Teaching": Cindy Buys (Southern Illinois), panelist.
Thursday, March 26, 5-6:30 p.m.
► Plenary: "The United States and International Law During the Obama Administration: Executive and Legislative Perspectives": Joan Donoghue and Anne-Marie Slaughter (both U.S. Department of State), panelists.
Friday, March 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
► "Is the UN Security Council Bound by Human Rights Law?": Vera Gowlland-Debbas (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) and Gráinne de Búrca (Fordham), panelists.
► "The Impact of International Criminal Proceedings on National Prosecutions in Mass Atrocity Cases": Marieke Wierda (International Center of Transitional Justice) and Olivia Swaak-Goldman (International Criminal Court, Office of Prosecutor), panelists.
► "Judging International Law as Law": Judge Rosemary Barkett (left) (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit), Judge Unity Dow (above right) (High Court of Botswana), and Chief Justice Margaret Marshall (right) (Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts), panelists.
► "New Voices: Issues in the Human Side of International Law": Janina Dill (Oxford), Angela Banks (William & Mary), and IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky (Washington & Lee), panelists.
► "Governing Through Indicators": Leslie Benton (Transparency International) and Sally Engle Merry (New York University), panelists.
Friday, March 27, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Jane Stromseth (Georgetown) will serve as discussant for a lecture entitled "Transatlantic Views of International Law: Cooperation and Conflict in Hard Times."
► "The Security Council and the Rule of Law": Christine Gray (Cambridge) and Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University), panelists.
► "The Future of Corporate Accountability for Violations of Human Rights": Lisa Misol (Human Rights Watch) and IntLawGrrl Christiana Ochoa (Indiana-Bloomington), panelists; Penelope Simons (University of Ottawa), moderator.
► "Challenges of Transnational Legal Practice: Advocacy and Ethics": Laurel Baig (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Office of the Prosecutor) and Laurel Terry (Penn State), panelists; Catherine Rogers (Penn State), moderator.
► "The Cutting Edge": Karen Knop (University of Toronto), Katerina Linos (Harvard Society of Fellows), and Gabriella Blum (Harvard); Anthea Elizabeth Roberts (London School of Economics), moderator.
Friday, March 27, 12:15-2:45 p.m.
► "Research Showcase: Poster Session": IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Alessandra Arcuri (University of Rotterdam), IntLawGrrl Karen E. Bravo (Indiana-Indianapolis), Melissa Casagrande (McGill), Susan Franck (Washington & Lee), Diane Frey (London School of Economics), M. Florencia Guerzovich (Northwestern University), Claire Kelly (Brooklyn Law School), and Elizabeth Stubbins Bates (London School of Economics).
Friday, March 27, 1-2:30 p.m.
► "Mapping the Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration as a System of Law": Gabriela Alvarez-Avila (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost) and Yas Banifatemi (Shearman & Sterling), panelists; IntLawGrrl Lucy Reed (top right) (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and ASIL President), moderator.
► "Irresponsible Arms Trade and the Arms Trade Treaty": Rachel Stohl (Centre for Defense Information), panelist.
► "Anthropological Perspectives on Human Rights Law and Lawyers": Kamari Clarke (Yale), Laura Dickinson (Arizona State), and Ann Janette Rosga (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom), panelists.
► "International Environmental Law Interest Group Meeting: Scientific Whaling and International Law": Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (University of Geneva), speaker.
Friday, March 27, 2:45-4:15 p.m.
► "International Law and the "War on Terror:" A Look Back": IntLawGrrl Jenny S. Martinez (Stanford) and Julia Tarver Mason (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), panelists.
► "Border Tax Adjustments: Climate Change, the WTO, and New Tools for International Environmental Law-Making": Ellen Hey (Erasmus University) and Laura Nielsen (University of Copenhagen), panelists.
► "Visions of International Law: Insights from Normative Theory": IntLawGrrls' guest/alumna Mary Ellen O'Connell (Notre Dame); Dianne Otto (Melbourne), panelists.
► "U.S. Implementation of the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice-of-Court Agreements (Resource Session)": Louise Ellen Teitz (Roger Williams), panelist.
Friday, March 27, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
► Plenary: "International Law as Law at the International Court of Justice": IntLawGrrl Lucy Reed (top right) (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and ASIL President), moderator.
Friday, March 27, 6:30-11 p.m.
► ASIL-ILSA Dinner Celebrating the Jessup Competition 50th Anniversary: Judge Rosalyn Higgins (left) (former President of the International Court of Justice), speaker.
Saturday, March 28, 9-10:30 a.m.
► "Changing Concepts of State Sovereignty": Rosa Brooks (Georgetown) and Ruti Teitel (New York Law School), panelists; Judge Rosalyn Higgins (left) (former President of the International Court of Justice), commentator; Oona Hathaway (California-Berkeley), moderator.
► "Learning from Doha: Can 'Development' be Operationalized in International Economic Law?": Uche Ewelukwa (Arkansas), panelist.
"Evolutions of the Jus ad Bellum: The Crime of Aggression": Jutta Bertram-Nothnagel (Permanent Representative of the Union Internationale des Avocats to the United Nations) and Elizabeth Wilmhurst (Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House), panelists.
Details and registration for this year's annual meeting are here.

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