2015 Program Brochure (PDF)

International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy
Summer Program in Washington and Geneva

Washington, DC: May 26 - June 19, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland: June 29 - July 17, 2015

Welcome and Introduction:

The Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy (PIOLD) is designed to foreground the challenges that lawyers face in working for public, private, and nongovernmental clients in international organizations including the World Bank Group (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the United States of America, and the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC. PIOLD offers the same cutting edge training for lawyers interested in practicing in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in Geneva, Switzerland. These new challenges beg for creative lawyering that can address new institutional solutions through heterodox strategies. PIOLD provides legal and soft skills for lawyers who need to navigate the changing architecture of global governance in a multicultural environment.




  • PIOLD Distinguished Speaker Series Events:

    Tuesday, April 21, 12:00pm-1:15pm (lunch included): THE EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW AND DEVELOPMENT: RETHINKING TOOLS with Dean Helena Alviar of the University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia - click here to register (free of charge)

    SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING: GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMIC SOLUTIONS with Cecilia Nahón, Ambassador of Argentina and Sean Hagan, IMF General Counsel - click here for the webcast video

    POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL: LABOR RIGHTS AND FOREIGN POLICY: THE ROLE OF THE ILO with Carol Pier, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor and Kari Tapiola, Special Adviser to the Director-General of the ILO




An ABA-approved program

For more information, contact:
Fernanda Nicola, Director
Marc LeBlanc, Coordinator