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ABF Fellows events at the ABA SIL Annual Conference

  • When: April 10–11, 2019
  • Where: Capital Hilton 1001 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036-5794

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As a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), you are invited to attend three events at the upcoming Annual Conference of the ABA Section of International (SIL) in Washington, DC in April:

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Wednesday, April 10
SIL Luncheon
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, Washington DC
This luncheon will feature ABF Faculty Fellow Christopher Schmidt discussing his recently published book, which tells the story of the lunch counter sit-in demonstrations that swept across the South in 1960 and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the Constitution's requirement that all Americans receive equal protection of the laws.

Thursday, April 11
Networking Breakfast and ABF Ginsburg Panel
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, Washington DC
Join us for a networking breakfast (8:00am-9:00am), which will include a presentation on the Fellows and an opportunity to network with many SIL members who are actual or potential Fellows. Immediately following the breakfast (9:00am-10:30am), ABF Research Professor Tom Ginsburg will lead a panel bringing together a diverse set of practitioners and scholars to identify the role international institutions can play to address concerning about democratic backsliding in fledgling democracies. Professor Ginsburg is in the midst of an exciting research of the subject, and the panel will include speakers who can discuss from personal experience the actions of regional trade blocs (which have been among the most active institutions in trying to arrest democratic backsliding), international human rights courts and international trade courts (which have also made a difference in particular cases) and bar associations (which have mobilized in very difficult environments to try to stem the tide against democratic backsliding) in protecting fledgling democracies.

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