Professor Harold Hongju Koh of Yale Law School will deliver a lecture at Washburn University School of Law on Friday, March 31, on the topic of the Trump Administration and International Law. He will explore key areas of U.S. foreign policy and its likely impact on international law, from climate change and disarmament, to human rights and international trade.
His presentation will be the 40th in the Annual Foulston Siefkin Lecture series, which is Washburn Law Journal’s signature scholarly lecture. It will be held on Friday, March 31, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Room 102 of the Law School. Koh is the former dean of Yale Law School, where he is currently the Sterling Professor of International Law. 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, Koh received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. He is widely recognized as one of the country's leading experts and legal scholars in public and private international law, security law, and human rights.
Koh has received 15 honorary degrees and more than 30 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.