W. Michael Reisman Distinguished Lecture on International Law and Diplomacy

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
PricewaterhouseCoopers Auditorium
300 Madison Avenue
New York , NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

The inaugural W. Michael Reisman Distinguished Lecture on International Law and Diplomacy will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 25th at the Auditorium at PricewaterhouseCoopers located at 300 Madison Avenue. You can register for this event on Eventbrite or by contacting [email protected]

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and former Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. Professor Koh has twice argued on behalf of Ukraine at the International Court of Justice against the actions of Russia, once in 2017 and again in 2022.

For any questions regarding registering for this event, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

When you enter PWC's office building via the corner of 42nd Street and Madison Avenue, you take the escalator up to the lobby and there will be registration tables up to hand you your pass. You will need the pass and a copy of your photo ID in order to enter the building and get to the auditorium.

Event Speakers

    • Harold Hongju Koh - Speaker
      Sterling Professor of International Law

      Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for nearly four years as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.


      Professor Koh is one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He first began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its fifteenth Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he took leave as the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law to join the State Department as Legal Adviser, service for which he received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. From 1993 to 2009, he was the Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and from 1998 to 2001, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.


      Professor Koh has received seventeen honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published more than 200 articles, testified regularly before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute.


      He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Yale, he served as a law clerk for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Malcolm Richard Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, and served as an Attorney-Adviser for the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice.



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