|Join the American Society of International Law for a new webcast series on international law and the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
The Future of International Agreements
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
- Catherine Amirfar, former counselor on international law to the U.S. State Department legal adviser, currently a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
- John Bellinger, former U.S. State Department legal adviser, currently a partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Michael Goldhaber, who served for 16 years as senior international correspondent for The American Lawyer, will moderate the discussion.
This free, live, online briefing will examine such issues as the status of treaties and other international agreements under both international and U.S. domestic law; the obligation of nations to comply with the agreements into which they have entered; and the procedures under which they are permitted to withdraw from such agreements or repudiate their obligations under them.
To receive the streaming link, sign up at www.asil.org/100Days.
About the series:
Although President-elect Donald Trump has not yet announced any formal policy proposals, statements he made during the 2016 electoral campaign and during the transition have raised questions about the continuity of U.S. commitments to various treaties and international agreements now in place, including the Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the North Atlantic (NATO) Treaty, and the Paris Agreement on global climate change, and, more broadly, about what role the United States will play over the next four years in advancing and maintaining the international legal architecture that successive administrations put in place.
The policy choices made by the U.S. government over the coming months will have major implications for a range of vital international legal issues. This webcast series will take place over the course of the first 100 days of the Trump administration. It will bring together international law experts to provide concise, nonpartisan background and perspectives on these issues, and the content will be geared to the general public.
The sessions will be streamed live, free of charge, to policymakers, members of the press, and the public. The series webpage is www.asil.org/100Days.
Founded in 1906 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1950, the American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization whose mission is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. The Society has long been recognized as a respected convener of the international legal community and a trusted resource on international legal issues.