International Law and the New Cold War

Friday, September 30th, 2022
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2022-09-30 08:30:00 2022-09-30 17:15:00 International Law and the New Cold War Event Description The February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and the international response represented a tectonic shift in geopolitics. This timely day-long symposium will examine how the Ukraine crisis and other recent events have transformed international law and international institutions. In addition to four panels featuring leading international law experts, highlights include a morning keynote address by Sean Murphy, member of the U.N. International Law Commission, and a lunch keynote address by Ambassador Beth van Schaack, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice. 8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome Dean Michael Scharf and Leila Sadat, President of the American Branch of the International Law Association 8:45–9:30 a.m. Keynote Speech  Hon. Sean Murphy, Member, U.N. International Law Commission, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, George Washington University Law School 9:45–11 a.m.  "Role of International Law in the Russia/Ukraine Conflict" Stephen Petras (Chair), Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Laurie Blank, Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, on leave from Emory Law School Chiara Giorgetti, Professor of Law, Richmond Law School Rebecca Hamilton, Associate Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law Michael Kelly, The Senator Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law, Creighton University School of Law Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor at New York University's Center for Global Affairs and Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. "Power Shift: Security Council Paralysis and General Assembly Ascendance"  Anat Beck (Chair), Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law  Todd Buchwald, Member, United Nations Committee Against Torture, former U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice and former Assistant Legal Adviser for U.N. Affairs, U.S. Department of State Michael Scharf, Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Joseph C. Hostetler—BakerHostetler Professor of Law Carsten Stahn, Professor of Law and Director of the Grotius Center, Leiden University Paul Williams, Co-Founder and President of the Public International Law & Policy Group, and Rebecca Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations at American University Ved Nanda (Discussant), Distinguished University Professor and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law, University of Denver 12:30–1:45 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speech  Hon. Beth van Schaack, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice, recipient of the 2022 Cox Center Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice 2–3:30 p.m. "Information Operations and the New Cold War" Avidan Cover (Chair), Associate Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Christopher J. Borgen, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, St. John's University School of Law. Hannah Bailey, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford  David Sloss, John A. & Elizabeth H. Sutro Professor of Law at Santa Clara University 3:45–5 p.m. "A New Era of International Courts and Tribunals" Michael Scharf (chair), Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Joseph C. Hostetler—BakerHostetler Professor of Law Yvonne Dutton, Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Stuart Ford, Professor of Law, University of Illinois Chicago Law, formerly Assistant Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) Alexander K. A. Greenawalt, Professor of Law and Stevens Family Faculty Scholar, Pace University School of Law Leila Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Washington University School of Law, President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor Milena Sterio, Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and Managing Director of the Public International Law & Policy Group 5–5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks Hon. Chile Eboe-Osuji, Distinguished International Jurist at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University, former President of the International Criminal Court CLE Reading Tinkham Veale University Center Case Western Reserve University 11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

This event has been designated as the American Branch of the International Law Association’s International Law Weekend/Midwest
 

Free and Open to the Public

To receive CLE credit, the cost is $100 for alumni and $200 for non-alumni.

5.25 hours of CLE credit has been approved

Event Description

The February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and the international response represented a tectonic shift in geopolitics. This timely day-long symposium will examine how the Ukraine crisis and other recent events have transformed international law and international institutions. In addition to four panels featuring leading international law experts, highlights include a morning keynote address by Sean Murphy, member of the U.N. International Law Commission, and a lunch keynote address by Ambassador Beth van Schaack, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice.

8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome
Dean Michael Scharf and Leila Sadat, President of the American Branch of the International Law Association
8:45–9:30 a.m. Keynote Speech 
Hon. Sean Murphy, Member, U.N. International Law Commission, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, George Washington University Law School
9:45–11 a.m. 

"Role of International Law in the Russia/Ukraine Conflict"

  • Stephen Petras (Chair), Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Professor Laurie Blank, Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, on leave from Emory Law School
  • Chiara Giorgetti, Professor of Law, Richmond Law School
  • Rebecca Hamilton, Associate Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Michael Kelly, The Senator Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law, Creighton University School of Law
  • Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor at New York University's Center for Global Affairs and Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

"Power Shift: Security Council Paralysis and General Assembly Ascendance" 

  • Anat Beck (Chair), Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law 
  • Todd Buchwald, Member, United Nations Committee Against Torture, former U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice and former Assistant Legal Adviser for U.N. Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Michael Scharf, Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Joseph C. Hostetler—BakerHostetler Professor of Law
  • Carsten Stahn, Professor of Law and Director of the Grotius Center, Leiden University
  • Paul Williams, Co-Founder and President of the Public International Law & Policy Group, and Rebecca Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations at American University
  • Ved Nanda (Discussant), Distinguished University Professor and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law, University of Denver
12:30–1:45 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speech 
Hon. Beth van Schaack, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice, recipient of the 2022 Cox Center Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice
2–3:30 p.m.

"Information Operations and the New Cold War"

  • Avidan Cover (Chair), Associate Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Christopher J. Borgen, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, St. John's University School of Law.
  • Hannah Bailey, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford 
  • David Sloss, John A. & Elizabeth H. Sutro Professor of Law at Santa Clara University
3:45–5 p.m.

"A New Era of International Courts and Tribunals"

  • Michael Scharf (chair), Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Joseph C. Hostetler—BakerHostetler Professor of Law
  • Yvonne Dutton, Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Stuart Ford, Professor of Law, University of Illinois Chicago Law, formerly Assistant Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
  • Alexander K. A. Greenawalt, Professor of Law and Stevens Family Faculty Scholar, Pace University School of Law
  • Leila Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Washington University School of Law, President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor
  • Milena Sterio, Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and Managing Director of the Public International Law & Policy Group
5–5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Hon. Chile Eboe-Osuji, Distinguished International Jurist at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University, former President of the International Criminal Court

CLE Reading

Event Location

Tinkham Veale University Center
Case Western Reserve University
11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Sean Murphy and Beth van Schaack