Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy

Speaker Series

The Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy's Speaker Series features senior officials speaking on important issues in international organization affairs. We hope that you will join us at future events.


Systemic infringement of the Rule of Law in the EU: The Case of Hungary and Poland with Bálint Magyar, former member of the Hungarian parliament and Minister of Education; Karol Chwedczuk-Szulc Scholar in Resident at AU School of International Service; Kim Lane Schepple, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center of Human Values, Princeton; Wojciech Sadurski: Challis Professor of Jurisprudence, The University of Sydney, and Global Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (03:10:56) - Monday, February 29, 2016

Navigating EU Law and the Law of International Arbitration with George Bermann, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law and Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration; professeur affilié, Ecole de droit, Institut des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris (01:24:29) - Monday, November 16, 2015

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 (01:35:19) - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Evolving Relationship Between Law And Development: Rethinking Tools with Dean Helena Alviar of the University of Los Andes (01:06:13) - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Use of Foreign Law in Constitutional Adjudication: Global Influence, Judicial Diplomacy and Legal Dialogue in the Court of Justice of the European Union Panel 1 (02:32:04), Panel 2 (02:40:22), Keynote (01:05:33) - Monday, March 30, 2015

Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Global Implications and Systemic Solutions with Cecilia Nahón, Ambassador of Argentina and Sean Hagan, IMF General Counsel (01:33:58) - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Diplomacy and Development in a Global Environment with Professor Joseph Mifsud, Director, London Academy of Diplomacy (01:02:30) - Thursday, November 13, 2014

Italian-U.S. Diplomatic Relations in a Changing Trade and Security Environment with Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero (01:02:40) - Monday, October 27, 2014

Judging at the European Court of Justice with Judge Siniša Rodin, Court of Justice of the European Union (01:15:08) - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The International Labour Organization and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights at Work: From Myanmar to Bangladesh with Mr. Kari Tapiola (01:27:40) - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Careers in International Organizations featuring Enzo de Laurentiis, WCL LL.M. 1991 (00:45:54) - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

ITSO Director General Jose Toscano: Do We Really Need Satellites? If so, What is the Role of Intergovernmental Satellite Organizations? (01:01:18) - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Brende on The Arctic: Major Opportunities - Major Responsibilities (0:59:09) - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ambassador Vale de Almeida: The EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (01:17:15) - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The History and Future of the World Trade Organization (01:40:47) - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Challenges Facing the Organization of American States: A Roundtable Discussion on Democracy, Human Rights, Security and Drugs (01:18:25) - Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ambassador Manuel Sager: The Swiss View On The Current Role Of International Organizations (0:54:36) - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Distinguished Speaker Series with Ambassador Wegger Christian Strommen, Ambassador of Norway to the United States (01:23:23) - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization (01:23:55) - Monday, January 23, 2012












The first event was held on October 13, 2011 with Diego Lopez Garrido, Secretary of State for the European Union of the Government of Spain, speaking on "The European Management of the Economic Crisis."

Spain's Secretary of State for the European Union, Diego Lopez Garrido, speaking on the European response to the economic crisis for the inaugural presentation of the Distinguished Speaker Series of the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy.

WCL Dean Claudio Grossman, Secretary of State Lopez Garrido, and PIOLD Director Carlos Portales in the question and answer portion of the presentation.

Secretary of State Lopez Garrido and the Spanish ambassador to the United States, Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo, with WCL students.


For more information, contact:

Fernanda Nicola, Director
Marc LeBlanc, Coordinator