Friday, April 3, 2009

Congratulations to new ASIL officers

In the wake of the hugely successful 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C., last week -- overheard, "full of substance, energy and buzz" -- ASIL Exec Director Betsy Andersen and I want to congratulate many, including several IntLawGrrls.
First, the hardworking and creative organizers of the 103rd Annual Meeting, namely:
► Co-chairs Steve Mathias (State Department), Anthea Roberts (London School of Economics), and Carlos Vázquez (Georgetown); and
► Program Committee members, Nehal Bhuta (Toronto), Tomer Broude (Georgetown), Oona Hathaway (California-Berkeley), Derek Jinks (Texas), Rick Johnson (Arnold & Porter), Russ LaMotte (Beveridge & Diamond), Frédéric Mégret (McGill), Andrea Menaker (White & Case), Dianne Otto (Melbourne), Vasuki Nesiah (Brown), Natalie Reid (Debevoise & Plimpton), Sandy Sivakumaran (Nottingham), Paul Stephan (Virginia), Ruth Teitelbaum, Allen Weiner (Stanford), and Gwen K. Young (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).
Second, persons newly elected to ASIL leadership positions, namely:
► President-Elect David Caron (California-Berkeley) (left);
► Honorary President Thomas Franck (New York University);
► Vice Presidents, Diane Marie Amann (California-Davis), our IntLawGrrls founder, Dinah Shelton (George Washington), and Steve Mathias (State Department); and
► Executive Council members Catherine Amirfar (Debevoise & Plimpton), IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Andrea K. Bjorklund (California-Davis), Chris Borgen (St. John's), Olivia Swaak-Goldman (International Criminal Court), Kevin Gray (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada), IntLawGrrls guest/alumna and Opinio Juris blogger Peggy McGuinness (Missouri), Greg Shaffer (Minnesota), and Abby Cohen Smutny (White & Case).
Third, the three persons who'll organize our 104th Annual Meeting, namely:
► The already hardworking and creative Co-Chairs, Russ LaMotte, IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky, and Allen Weiner.
As Society President, I will be making more appointments in coming weeks and months. Details TK.

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