The Expanding Role of Law

The Washington Semester in International Law and Organizations focuses upon the expanding role of law in governing relations among nations while an interdependent world turns to multinational organizations in the making of global policy. This program will provide a broad overview of the ever-changing world of international law. Together, we will look at current international law crises and discuss possible solutions to those challenges.

Recent Seminar Speakers

  • Amb. Thomas R. Pickering
  • Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Cuban Ambassador to the U.N.
  • Justice Teresa Doherty, Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • John Conyers, Jr., Congressman
  • Gregory Stanton, President, Genocide Watch

Recent Seminar Topics

  • Failure of International Law: Genocide
  • Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia
  • Human Rights of Women and Children
  • Human Trafficking
  • Terrorism and Military Commissions

Recent Internship Sites

  • Brookings Institution
  • Embassy of Egypt
  • Greenpeace USA
  • Global AIDS Alliance
  • United States Institute of Peace