International Law Weekend 2020
American Branch of The International Law Association
October 22-24, 2020
The theme of ILW 2020 was International Law in Challenging Times, as follows.
From shifting political alliances to changing trade and economic relations, the world around us is undergoing profound transformations. The backlash against globalization has resulted in increased suspicion of multilateralism – and escalating populism. Yet, the world is more interconnected than ever. Our economic system relies on interconnectivity. To stop the spread of the coronavirus and address climate change, international coordination is paramount. What is the role of international law in this changing and often contradictory world? What could and should international lawyers do? How can international institutions become more successful both at addressing the challenges facing them and in winning state and popular support?
ILW 2020 explored these issues through a diverse collection of engaging and provocative panels. The audience included practitioners, academics, U.N. diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, journalists, students, and interested citizens. A broad array of both public international law and private international law topics were in each program time slot.
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ILW 2020 Program Committee Members:
Yvonne Dutton, Co-Chair
Chiara Giorgetti, Co-Chair
Tej Srimushnam, Co-Chair
M. Imad Khan
Leila Sadat, ex officio
David Stewart, ex officio
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