February 26, 2001
Annual Thrower Symposium
to focuson Bush foreign policy
By Elaine Justice
A freewheeling discussion of foreign policy challenges and opportunities facing the Bush administration will bring together politicians, legal scholars and practitioners on Friday, March 2, for this years Thrower Symposium at the School of Law.
Among the participants will be former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker; former
U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Edward Elson; former solicitor of the U.S.
Department of Labor George Salem; veteran foreign policy expert Dan Fisk
of the Heritage Foundation; and Ivan Eland, director of defense policy
for the Cato Institute.
The events format will be a series of 45-minute roundtable discussions
led by policy experts on topics ranging from national security to international
human rights, from world trade to American intervention in the Middle
East. The discussions, expected to contain give-and-take among panelists
and with the audience, will be based on papers written by Emory faculty
members with a broad range of international expertise. Among the papers
that will serve as springboards for discussion:
The Limits of World Trade: Evaluating the Bilateral
and Regional Alternatives by Robert Ahdieh, associate professor
Globalization, International Law and U.S. Foreign Policy
by David Bederman, professor of law.
Comments on the Politics of Free Trade in Latin America
by Juan del Aguila, associate professor of political science.
Free Trade Issues Facing the New Administration by
Hashem Dezhbakhsh, associate professor of economics.
An American Middle East: Liabilities and Benefits for Whom?
by Kenneth Stein, Schatten Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History
and Israeli studies.
American Exceptionalism in Foreign Relations by Johan
van der Vyver, Cohen Professor of International Law and Human Rights.
Organized annually by students of the Emory Law Review, the Thrower Symposium
is named for Emory alumnus Randolph Thrower, a senior partner at the Atlanta
law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. Thrower was commissioner
of the Internal Revenue Service from 196971.
The daylong program, which is free and open to the public, will be held
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Tull Auditorium. Seven continuing legal education
credits (CLE) are available for $21; registration for CLE credit will
begin at 8:15 a.m.
For more information, call 404-727-6831.