FPA Centennial Lecture: Will a Policy of Pre-Emptive Self-Defense Make Us All Safer?


Event Details

Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
The University Club
1 W. 54th Street
The Dwight Room
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  
(212) 481-8100 x250 
Admission Types
Guest of FPA Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $25.00
Student: Free
FPA Member: Free

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association in welcoming W. Michael Reisman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law Schoolwho will deliver the latest installment of the Foreign Policy Association’s Centennial Lecture Series.   Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.  A reception will follow the lecture.  

Registration for the lecutre will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The lecture will be followed by a reception. 

Please note that the University Club requires jacket and tie for gentlemen and similar formal attire for women.

The Foreign Policy Association’s year-long Centennial Lecture Series, commenced in the spring of 2017, celebrating 100 years of commitment to fostering an educated public discourse on the most influential topics in U.S. foreign policy. The Foreign Policy Association’s Centennial Lecture Series features extraordinary speakers, who will take the long view and imagine the future in their respective disciplines. The importance of providing citizens with accessible, in-depth, non-partisan material is vital to future world peace and prosperity. In one of his final public addresses, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told the Foreign Policy Association that “In a democracy the Government functions with the consent of the whole people. The latter must be guided by the facts.” Now more than ever, this message continues to have resonance, and will remain the guiding principle and goal of the Foreign Policy Association.

Event Speakers

    • W. Michael Reisman - Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

      W. MICHAEL REISMAN is Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School.  He has been a visiting professor in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Basel, Paris and Geneva.  He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and a former member of its Executive Council, President of the Arbitration Tribunal of the Bank for International Settlements and a member of the Board of The Foreign Policy Association.  He has been elected to the Institut de Droit International.  He was President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, Vice-President and Honorary Vice-President of the American Society of International Law, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law and Vice-Chairman of the Policy Sciences Center, Inc.  He has served as arbitrator and counsel in many international cases and was presiding arbitrator in the OSPAR arbitration (Ireland v. UK) and arbitrator in the Eritrea/Ethiopia Boundary Dispute and in the Abyei (Sudan) Boundary Dispute.

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