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International Law and Organization Sample Seminar Topics

Students at the United Nations Office in Geneva


•Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, Former Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, Nigeria, and El Salvador

•Heather Paul, CEO, SOS Children’s Villages-USA

•Pendro Nunez Mosquera, Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations

•Judge Lech Garlicki, European Court of Human Rights

•Carla Menares Bury, Multilateral Affairs Coordinator, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State

•Martina E. Vandenberg, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

•Susana SaCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office

•Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, Former Chief Representative of the Arab League in the United States and the United Nations

•Justice Teresa Doherty, Special Court for Sierra Leone

•Harold Hongju Koh, State Department Legal Adviser

•Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies (CATO Institute)

•Judge Leo M. Gordon, The United States Court of International Trade

•Meera Sethi, Senior Regional Adviser for South Asia, International Organization for Migration

•Gregory Stanton, President, Genocide Watch

•Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. Special Envoy for Somalia, Ambassador to Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Benin and Cape Verde

•Victor H. Madrigal-Borloz, Principal Specialist, Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

•John Conyers Jr., Congressman

•Jüri Luik, Permanent Representative of Estonia to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Canada, Mexico, and the United States

•Rene Betancourt, Legal Officer, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

•Adam, J.C. Weber, Associate Legal Officer, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

•Artur Kuko, Permanent Representative for Albania to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Ambassador of Albania to the Kingdom of Belgium and Luxemburg

Quote from student

"The International Law and Organizations Program was an excellent choice! I highly recommend this program to all students who enjoy learning about international law by actually visiting the organizations studied in class."
Kofi Mensah, University of Vermont