Foulston Siefkin Lecture, 2017: Harold Hongju Koh
Washburn University School of Law
and the Washburn Law Journal
proudly present the
40th Annual Foulston Siefkin Lecture
Harold Hongju Koh
Sterling Professor of International Law
Yale Law School
"The Trump Administration and International Law"
Friday – March 31, 2017
12:10-1:00 p.m. – Room 102
Harold Hongju Koh is one of the country's leading experts and legal scholars in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He is a former Dean of Yale Law School, where he is currently the Sterling Professor of International Law, and he recently served as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and as Assistant Secretary of State for the Democracy of Human Rights and Labor. As Legal Adviser, Professor Koh received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award.
Professor Koh has received fifteen honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published more than 180 articles, testified regularly before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals.
The first two months of the Trump Administration have disrupted the world of international law. In this lecture, Professor Koh explores the key areas of U.S. foreign policy and examines whether and to what extent the new administration can permanently change the nature of the U.S. relationship with international law and institutions.