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The Next Four Years: The Impact of the 2012 Presidential Election on International Law
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

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The 2012 Election is fast approaching. Where do the candidates stand on critical issues of diplomacy and international law? What impact will an Obama or Romney Presidency have on the United States's position on international legal issues such as climate change, trade liberalization, international criminal law, or the use of force in anticipatory self-defense? How will still unfolding events such as the Arab Spring (and the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict), the newly assertive China, and the European debt crisis have on the United States's role in the world and its willingness to engage in multilateral institutions? Come hear a panel of experts discuss how these hot button issues might play out over "the next four years."

Presented by: The International Law Committee

Introductory Remarks: Arthur W. Rovine, Fordham University School of Law

Moderators: Jennifer L. Gorskie, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP; David Livshiz, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Panelists: John B. Bellinger III, Arnold & Porter LLP, D.C., former Legal Adviser to the Department of State (2005-2009), Senior Associate Counsel to President Bush and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (2001-2005); William W. Burke-White, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, former Policy Planning Staff for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2009-2011); Andrew Kent, Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Law; Deborah Pearlstein, Assistant Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, former founding director of the Law and Security Program at Human Rights First, Senior Editor and Speechwriter for President Clinton (1993-1995)

 The panel will begin at 7:00pm and will be preceded by a reception starting at 6:30pm.


Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)