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International Law Weekend 2009

The American Branch of the International Law Association will hold its annual International Law Weekend, in conjunction with its 88th Annual Meeting, in New York from October 22-24, 2009. Registration is free for students, members of the American Branch, and cosponsoring organizations (including the ABA Section of International Law and the American Society of International Law); for others, the registration fee is $75.00. To register, visit

The theme for the conference is “Challenges to Transnational Governance.” The plenary session for the conference and the opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 22, at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. The opening session will focus on efforts to reform the United Nations Security Council, including the initiation of intergovernmental negotiations in March of this year. Confirmed participants include: the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission of the United States to the United Nations, Ambassador Alejandro D. Wolff; the Permanent Representative of the Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Ambassador Shekou M. Touray; and Professor Joseph E. Schwartzberg of the University of Minnesota. The panel’s moderator will be Professor Jose Alvarez of Columbia University Law School.

More information is available here.

[Thanks to Chinthana Konganda for drawing my attention to this]

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