Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Symposium: Foreign State Immunity at Home and Abroad

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is hosting a symposium on "Foreign State Immunity at Home and Abroad," February 4, 2011, in Nashville. Here's the program:

Keynote Address

Harold Hongju Koh (Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State), "Foreign Official Immunity after Samantar: A U.S. Government Perspective."

Panel One: Immunity in U.S. Courts after Samantar

Moderater: Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt Univ. Law)


David Bederman (Emory Univ. – Law)

John Bellinger III (formerly, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State; Arnold & Porter)

Sarah Cleveland (Columbia Univ. – Law; U.S. Department of State)

Chimène Keitner (Univ. of California Hastings School of the Law)

Panel Two: Head of State, Diplomatic, and Other Immunities

Moderator: Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt Univ. – Law)


Michael A. Newton (Vanderbilt Univ. – Law)

Edward Swaine (George Washington Univ. – Law)

Lewis Yelin (U.S. Department of Justice)

Panel Three: State Immunity and Human Rights

Moderator: Klint Alexander (Vanderbilt Univ. – Law)


Lorna McGregor (REDRESS/Univ. of Essex)

Roger O'Keefe (Univ. of Cambridge – Law)

Beth Stephens (Rutgers Univ. – Law)

David Stewart (Georgetown Univ. – Law)

Panel Four: The International Law of State Immunity and Its Development by National Institutions

Moderator: Jacob Katz Cogan (Univ. of Cincinnati – Law)


David Caron (Univ. of California, Berkeley - Law)

Lori Fisler Damrosch (Columbia Univ. – Law)

Elena Sciso (LUISS Guido Carli - Law)

Paul Stephan (Univ. of Virginia – Law)

Christian Tomuschat (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Law)