International Law in the Trump Era: Expectations, Hopes, and Fears

International & National Security Law Practice Group and Student Division Conference
Start : Monday, January 23, 2017 08:30 AM
End : Monday, January 23, 2017 02:00 PM
Gewirz Student Center
Floor 12
Georgetown University Law Center
120 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Federalist Society's Practice Group and Student Divisions and the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) are pleased to present a half-day conference on the future of international and national law under freshly inaugurated President Trump. The first panel will focus on the future of trade law, under a president who made free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and NAFTA a campaign issue. The second panel will discuss the future of American alliances and interventions under the Trump administration. Lunch will feature a lively discussion between leading international lawyers the Hon. John Bellinger and Associate Dean and Professor Rosa Brooks about whether international law will matter to the new administration. The luncheon panel will be moderated by Professor David Stewart.

Join us Monday, January 23, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for a morning program and luncheon at Georgetown University Law Center to hear our legal experts the future of international and national security law under the new administration.


Panel 1: What is the Future of Trade Law? - Audio/Video
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Prof. Timothy J. Keeler, Former Chief of Staff, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice
  • Mr. Jeff Pavlak, Legislative Representative at Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO 
  • Prof. Alvaro Santos, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Mr. Matthew R. A. Heiman, Former Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice for the National Security Division

Panel II: Alliances and Interventions - Audio/Video
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • Hon. Brian H. Hook, Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations
  • Hon. Lawrence Korb, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense 
  • Amb. Kristen Silverberg, Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union  
  • Moderator: Prof. Jamil N. Jaffer, Former Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  

Luncheon Panel: Will International Law Matter to the Trump Administration? - Audio/Video
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Hon. John B. Bellinger, III, former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and the National Security Council
  • Prof. Rosa Brooks, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Prof. David Stewart, President, American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)