Release date: Feb. 13, 2001
Contact: Elaine Justice, Assistant Director, 404-727-0643, or
Foreign Policy In The Bush Administration To Be
Focus Of Emory's Thrower Symposium
A freewheeling discussion of foreign policy challenges and opportunities
facing the Bush administration will bring together politicians, legal
scholars and practitioners Friday, March 2 for this years Thrower
Symposium at Emory University School of Law. Among the participants
will be former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker; U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon
Giffin; former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Edward E. Elson; former solicitor
of the U.S. Department of Labor George Salem; and veteran foreign policy
expert Dan Fisk of the Heritage Foundation.
The day-long program, which is free and open to the public, will be
held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Tull Auditorium at the law school,
located at 1301 Clifton Rd. on the Emory campus. Parking is available
at Peavine and Michael Street parking decks, with shuttles running continuously
throughout the symposium. 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.
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; and
- "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 W. Thrower, a senior partner
at the Atlanta law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. Thrower
was United States Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from
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