New Events – March 18, 2013

Please see below for two great events taking place this afternoon and tomorrow evening:

Today at 4 pm in the Faculty Conference Center we are hosting Professor Harris Mylonas from GWU’s Department of Politics to discuss his new book The Politics of Nation-Building (Cambridge University Press 2012).  Professor Mylonas completed his Ph.D. at Yale University in 2008 and then joined the Political Science department at George Washington University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2009. He is also an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies where he conducted research in 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 academic years.

Tomorrow at 6 pm in the Great Room we will celebrate our colleague Professor Robert Cottrol and his new book, The Long, Lingering Shadow:  Slavery, Race and Law in the American Hemisphere (2013).  We will have a panel discussion featuring Commissioner Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants and Against Racial Discrimination, OAS; Professor Eric Arensen, GW History Department; and Judith Morrison, Inter-American Development Bank.


Events and Reminders – March 12, 2013

Greetings ILSers!

Annual Embassy Gala – This Thursday, hosted by his excellency Carlos Urrutia at the Ambassador’s Residence!

Buy tickets in the hard lounge or online at the link below. Members: $10 / non-members: $20, so feel free to invite guests!

Post 2015: The Millennium Development Goals, Legal Reform, and Development Policy

A fantastic event for students interested in human rights, development, rule of law, and using their legal skills outside the U.S. in a practical manner. Panelists include people from USAID, the development world, and private practice with significant experiences in these issues. This is a brownbag lunchtime event on Thursday, March 21, at 12 noon, at ASIL’s Tillar House Headquarters (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). Find out more about the event and register online a t

In addition to being free for ASIL members, students of ASIL Academic Partners can attend for FREE. Simply contact the ASIL Service Center (202-939-6001 to get the discount registration code.


Customary International Law: What is its Role in the U.S. Legal System?

Ideal opportunity for students who are just entering the world of international law to learn more about one of its fundamental concepts and its connection to U.S. domestic law. This event features Professors Curtis Bradley (Duke Law), Bradford Clark (George Washington University College of Law), and Carlos M. Vazquez (Georgetown Law Center), and will be moderated by ASIL Executive Director, Betsy Andersen. This is a brownbag lunchtime event on Friday, March 22, at 12 noon, at ASIL’s Tillar House Headquarters (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). You can find out more about the event and register online at:

This event is free for ASIL members and offers a discounted rate on CLE for ASIL members as well.