International Law and the Trump Administration: A Live Online Briefing Series - Part 2 - U.S. Engagement with the United Nations


This live online briefing, the second in the Society's series on "International Law and the Trump Administration," will feature former senior U.S. officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations who were responsible for managing the country's engagement with international organizations. They will discuss the role of the U.N. on a broad range of global issues; the challenges it faces in advancing its mission; its relationship to the United States and its importance to U.S. national interests; criticisms of the institution and proposed reforms; and the prospects for continued U.S. support.


  • Bathsheba Nell Crocker, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (2014-2017)
  • Mark P. Lagon, Centennial Fellow & Distinguished Senior Scholar, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (2004-2007)

Susan Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy, George Washington University School of Law

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Date and Location

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm