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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 year’s 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 event’s 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 of law.

• “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 1969–71.

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.


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