25 Years of Prominent Women in International Law

2018 marks the 25th year that the Women in International Law Interest Group (“WILIG”) of the American Society of International Law has awarded the Prominent Women in International Law Award. Over the years, this blog has made many remarkable efforts to ameliorate the lack of history and documentation surrounding the contributions of women to the … Continue reading 25 Years of Prominent Women in International Law

Jane Addams and Belva Ann Lockwood, et al., the newest members of ASIL

A warm welcoming of new members highlighted the recent annual meeting of the American Society of International Law. Those welcomed included two luminaries – a Nobel Peace Prizewinner and a U.S. Presidential candidate – plus untold others, as reflected in this resolution, adopted by ASIL’s General Assembly: RESOLVED, That the American Society of International Law, … Continue reading Jane Addams and Belva Ann Lockwood, et al., the newest members of ASIL

Thanks to BASIL, a remembrance of Society’s 1st African American president

CHICAGO – Within the rich program of the just-concluded American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting was a discovery. A discovery for me, at least, regarding an important milestone in ASIL’s century-plus history. I have written before about women who blazed trails in the Society since its founding in 1906. Among several notables is Dr. … Continue reading Thanks to BASIL, a remembrance of Society’s 1st African American president

International Law and the Future of Peace

Several participants noted that the Women and International Law Interest Group Luncheon honoring Diane Marie Amann with the Prominent Woman in International Law Award was the highlight of this year’s ASIL annual conference.  The event, which sold out twice (even after being moved to a larger space), was crowded with many of us grateful for … Continue reading International Law and the Future of Peace