AUWCL Presented with Certificate of Appreciation from the State Department


Dean Grossman accepts certificate of appreciation from
the U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski.


On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State Tom Malinowski presented American University Washington College of Law with a certificate of appreciation “for supporting international efforts to promote the Rule of Law and Legal Education through the contribution of more than 2,500 legal textbooks to Law Students and Legal Professionals in Uzbekistan.” Dean Claudio Grossman accepted the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the AUWCL community.

This came about during a symposium entitled, iHL: Human Rights, Law, and Security in the Information Age, where Mr. Malinowski was the keynote speaker. The symposium addressed security and human rights related concerns with discussion panels exploring the security benefits of respecting human rights, human rights implications of emerging security technologies, children in armed conflict, and the effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in documentation and accountability.

More than 100 people attended the event co-sponsored by the American University International Law Review, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; American Red Cross; American Society of International Law; and Washington Foreign Law Society. This symposium is another great example of our vibrant and creative community.

Click here for more information on the Feb. 17 symposium.