“International Law in a Time of Change”
American Society of International Law 104th Annual Meeting
Date: March 24-27, 2010
Location: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
Live webcast: http://fora.tv/conference/asil_104th_annual_meeting
Onsite registration will be available.
ASIL’s Annual Meeting historically attracts legal scholars, government officials, and practitioners from countries worldwide. ASIL is a membership-based nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C. Membership is not limited to US citizens or professionals residing in the US. Approximately 40% of their 4,000+ members reside outside the United States. The Annual Meeting coincides with the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, March 21-27 2010 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
In keeping with this year’s theme of “International Law in a Time of Change,” ASIL has a new location this year, the Ritz-Carlton. There is free wireless Internet access in the lobby; you do not need to be a guest to use it. All public areas of the hotel are nonsmoking. Parking is available onsite for $25 per day. The hotel is within walking distance of Metro, the mass-transit system in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The closest Metro station is Foggy Bottom. Upon exiting the escalator to the street, turn left, cross the street into Washington Circle and walk to the far side, take New Hampshire Avenue 1 block, and the hotel will be on the left side. It also is a reasonable walk from the Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations.
ASIL is partnering with fora.tv to offer live webcasts of selected sessions for a flat-fee subscription of $99.95. The webcasts may be viewed on-demand for up to 60 days. ASIL is also now on twitter @asilorg. Last year, I was one of the few — and perhaps the only — attendee tweeting from the Annual Meeting @insidejustice #ASIL
The two keynote lectures will be delivered by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada and Harold Hongju Koh, the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State.
The Grotius Lecture: “Should International Law Lead or Follow in Changing Times?” will be given by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Antony Anghie with discussant Anne Marie Slaughter of the U.S. Department of State.
Additional Featured Speakers
Additional featured speakers include Georgetown University Law School Professor Edith Brown Weiss; International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes Secretary-General Meg Kinnear, and George Washington University Law School Professor Dinah Shelton.
Selected Sessions Available by Webcast
- Keynote: Harold Koh, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
- Keynote by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin: The Use of Foreign Law: a Comparative View of Canada and the United States
- Grotius Lecture: “Should International Law Lead or Follow in Changing Times?”
- Hudson Medal Lecture: On Being Accountable in a Kaleidoscopic World with Professor Edith Brown Weiss
- ICSID in the Twenty-First Century: An Interview with Meg Kinnear
- ASIL Annual Dinner: Reflections on Change in International Law
- New Thinking on Social and Economic Rights: Honoring Virginia Leary
- The Goldstone Report and the Modern Law of War
- Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Modern Challenges to Use of Force Law
- Teaching and Practicing International Law in a Global Environment: Towards A Common Language of International Law
- Arms Control Challenges Faced by the Obama Administration
- Preventing the Next Financial Crisis: Coordination and Competition in Global Finance
- War and Law in Cyberspace
- The ICC Review Conference and Changing U.S. Policy Towards the Court
- The Role of Government Lawyers in Shaping Change
Inside Justice Resources
I attended ASIL Annual Meeting 2006-2009. Read last year’s keynote and session summaries:
- 2009 ASIL 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law Regular Sessions Summaries
- 2009 ASIL Annual Grotius Lecture: International Environmental Law with Achim Steiner
- 2009 ASIL Plenary: International Law as Law at the International Court of Justice
- 2009 Jessup International Moot Court Competition
ASIL 104th Annual Meeting Resources