The forefront of International Law

A message from the organizers

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We’re pleased to be hosting a great group of scholars this spring to discuss some of the intriguing issues in international law. Located in downtown Phoenix at the new Beus Center for Law and Society, which is home to Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, “The Forefront of International Law” will be an engaging day-long program featuring presenters and commentators from around the country. You’ll see the lineup of speakers below. We look forward to welcoming you in the spring.


Douglas J. Sylvester
Dean and Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
Jack Goldsmith
Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Barry Goldwater Visiting Chair of American Institutions
Arizona State University


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 Gabriella Blum
Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Harvard Law School

Daniel Bodansky
Foundation Professor; Co-Director, Center for Law & Global Affairs, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

Ashley Deeks
Associate Professor of Law
University of Virginia, School of Law

Ryan Goodman
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law
New York University School of Law

heifer Duncan Hollis (Temple) Naz Modirzadeh (Harvard) Eric Posner (Chicago)

Larry Helfer
Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Duncan Hollis
James E. Beasley Professor of Law
Temple Law School

Naz Modirzadeh
Director, Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Harvard Law School

Eric Posner
Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

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Alan Sykes
Professor of Law, Stanford Law School


Matthew Waxman
Liviu Librescu Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Andrew Woods
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Kentucky, School of Law
 Mark Wu
Assistant Professor of Law
Harvard Law School