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Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Lecture
October 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Lecture, generously endowed by the family of the late Ambassador Stevens, brings distinguished speakers to UC Hastings Law to speak on a current topic of foreign relations. Past speakers have included current and former ambassadors, journalists, scholars, and professors.
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Tamara Cofman Wittes is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. She served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs from 2009-2012. Dr. Wittes is a co-host of Rational Security, a weekly podcast on foreign policy and national security issues. She writes on U.S. Middle East policy, regional conflict and conflict resolution, the challenges of global democracy, and the future of Arab governance. Her current research is for a forthcoming book, Our SOBs, on the tangled history of America’s ties to autocratic allies. Dr. Wittes serves on the board of the National Democratic Institute.
Brian Egan served as the Legal Adviser to the US Department of State from 2016-2017 and as Deputy White House Counsel and Legal Adviser to the U.S. National Security Council from 2013-2016. At the State Department, Mr. Egan was the top international law expert for the Obama Administration on issues ranging from the use of force and law of armed conflict, to cybersecurity and treaty interpretation. At the National Security Council, Mr. Egan served as the senior lawyer within the White House on all US national security issues Mr. Egan is currently a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington DC, where his practice covers all aspects of U.S. national security and foreign relations law, including economic sanctions and export controls, anti-money laundering programs, national security investment reviews, cross-border disputes, cybersecurity and data privacy, international criminal law, and public international law.
Professor Chimène Keitner is a leading authority on international law and civil litigation, and served as the 27th Counselor on International Law in the U.S. Department of State. Among other professional service, Professor Keitner has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and as Co-Chair of the ASIL International Law in Domestic Courts Interest Group. She is a member of the American Law Institute and an Adviser on the ALI’s Fourth Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
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