The 2024 ASIL Annual Meeting

April 3 - 6, 2024

Thanks to all who participated!

ASIL welcomed these honorees and keynote speakers to the 2024 Annual Meeting

Dame Meg Taylor
(Grotius Lecturer)

Julian Aguon
(Grotius Discussant)

Katherine Tai
(Policy Keynote

Julian Arato
(Policy Keynote Discussant)

Rosalie Silberman Abella
(Assembly Speaker)

Rosemary Barkett
(Charles N. Brower Lecturer)

Karima Bennoune
(Prominent Woman in International Law Recipient)

José E. Alvarez
(Manley O. Hudson Medal Honoree)

Lucy Reed
(Manley O. Hudson Medal Discussant)

Roya Boroumand
(Goler T. Butcher Medal)

Ben Kioko
(Honorary Member)

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April 3 - April 6, 2024
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

From April 3-6, 2024, the American Society of International Law will convened its 118th Annual Meeting with the theme, "International Law in an Interdependent World."

There is more international law than ever today – more instruments and disciplines, more institutions, and more judicialization. Meanwhile, nations have become increasingly interdependent on account of global economic integration, technological and communicative connectivity, the need to manage cross-border and global resources, and concerns over collective security. Under one common story, these developments are related: international law tends to contribute to international integration and human interconnectedness, all of which should reduce the potential for conflict and lay the groundwork for greater human flourishing. Real world developments, however, seem to belie such a hopeful narrative. For all that our rules-based international order has achieved, the last decade has witnessed a resurgence in classical conflicts – from trade wars to open cross-border military aggression and great power conflict. Undeniable gains in prosperity and growth have been attended by rising inequality and disregard for human rights. Our interdependence has also generated its own novel problems, from insecurity in digital networks and cross-border infrastructure to financial contagion, pandemics, and climate crises. 

This Annual Meeting will interrogate the role of international law in such an interdependent world. Progressive, critical, and classical analyses have some purchase. Has international law actually contributed to human connectedness and flourishing and, if so, how? Can we still envision this pursuit while limiting social and political stratification within and among nations? How can international law respond to new challenges posed by greater integration, including the very weaponization of interdependence? This meeting will reevaluate and reimagine the purpose, place, and power of international law in response to these developments.

Substantive Tracks:

  • Track One: International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Criminal Justice
  • Track Two: Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution
  • Track Three: International Trade, Investment, Finance, and Tax
  • Track Four: International Organizations, Global Governance, Global Health, and Technology
  • Track Five: Security, Foreign Relations, and Use of Force
  • Track Six: Environment, Sea, Space, and Sustainable Development
Attendees can expect to participate in:

  • Keynote addresses by leading figures in international law
  • Substantive panels on a wide variety of international law topics
  • Multiple networking and social events
  • Interest Group social events and substantive meetings
  • Access to the leading publishers of international law materials
  • Optional Continuing Legal Education credits
  • Optional luncheons


Julian Arato , University of Michigan School of Law
Christina Beharry , Foley Hoag
Hannah Garry , UCLA School of Law

Committee Members

Christiane Ahlborn, Trinity College Dublin School of Law
Olabisi Akinkugbe, Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law
Dan Bodansky, Arizona State University
Fernando Bordin, University of Cambridge
Alicia Cate, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Trey Childress, Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law
Steve Crown, Microsoft
Patricia Cruz Trabanino, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Federica D'Alessandra, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Ruzin Dagli, Withers
Jamil Dakwar, New York University and ACLU
Lisa Davis, CUNY Law School
Steven Dean, Boston University School of Law
Kabir Duggal, Arnold & Porter
Elizabeth Evenson, Human Rights Watch
Angelina Fisher, NYU School of Law
Ximena Elina Hinrichs, International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea
Chimène Keitner, UC Davis School of Law
Michael J.  Kelly, Creighton University School of Law
Melinda Kuritzky, U.S. Department of State
Joanna Langille, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
Lucas Lixinski, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Francesco Messineo, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
Judge Georg Nolte, International Court of Justice [Honorary Member]
Jessica Peake, Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA School of Law
Jan Yves Remy, Shridath Ramphal Centre / University of the West Indies
Isabel San Martín, LALIVE
Matthias Schuster, UNICEF
Charles Stotler, University of Mississippi
Jennifer Thornton, Business Roundtable
Nawi Ukabiala, Debevoise & Plimpton

The Washington Hilton