WHITE PLAINS, NY – Are organizations like the United Nations and the World Trade Organization transforming international law and “the very concept of sovereignty”?
The president of the American Society of International Law, José E. Alvarez, who is a visiting scholar at Pace Law School, will discuss the “promise and perils” of such organizations on April 25, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. in Classroom Building 101 at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway in White Plains. A reception will follow. Admission is free and open to the public.
A leading voice on the ways intergovernmental organizations make or enforce laws, Alvarez is Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Columbia Law School.
His lecture will address the changes wrought by the post-WWII turn to international institutions, why states form them – and why many increasingly fear them.
The lecture is Pace Law School’s twentieth Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law.
Alvarez is the founder and director of Columbia Law School’s Center on Global Legal Problems. He was in private practice at Shea & Gardner from 1982 to 1983 and then served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser from 1983 to 1988. He has taught at Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University, the National Law Center, and the University of Michigan Law School as well as at Columbia.
He serves on the Board of Editors for the American Journal of International Law and the Journal of International Criminal Justice and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law.
Alvarez received his BA from Harvard University, a BA from Oxford University, and his JD from Harvard Law School.
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