THE OBAMA DOCTRINE

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Peter S. Vincent
Assistant Director General of International Policy, Borderpol

“The Obama Doctrine: International Law and Foreign Policy under the 44th President” is UVA Law’s 66th annual International Law Symposium hosted by the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law and the Virginia Journal of International Law. The Symposium will address hallmark international initiatives promoted by the Obama administration. Further, the Symposium will also consider the trajectories of these initiatives under President Trump.

PANELS

Pivot to Asia: Ongoing Disputes in the South China Sea, Nuclear Weapon Build-Up in North Korea, and the Unsure Future of US-Asia Trade Relations

Moderator: John Norton Moore, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Panelists:

  • Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Lietenant Commander Rachel Mangas, Judge Advocate General Corps Legal Center
  • John T. Oliver, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg News

Impact of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (2016) on the Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity

Moderator: Paul B. Stephan, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Panelists:

  • David P. Stewart, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Richard D. Klinger, Sidley Austin LLP

Corporate Challenge After the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action With Iran

Moderator: Zachary K. Goldman, New York University School of Law

Panelists:

  • Eric J. Kadel Jr. ’97, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Lindsay B. Meyer, Venable LLP

Keynote: Weathering the Perfect Storm: Can the United States Accommodate the Mass Migration of Refugees While Guarding Against Nefarious Actors and Combating Terrorism at Home and Abroad?

Introduction by David Martin, University of Virginia School of Law

Presented by Peter S. Vincent, Assistant Director General of International Policy, Borderpol