The College of Law and Public Policy (CLPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will host a colloquium on Representing States in Public International Law Disputes. The colloquium will explore the unique challenges to legal counsel when representing a State in a dispute against another State. 

CLPP Dean Dr Susan L Karamanian will chair the event with guest speaker Peter Tzeng, an international lawyer based in Washington DC. He works with the law firm Foley Hoag, where he exclusively advises and represents countries on matters relating to public international law and international investment law. Tzeng also previously worked at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

The colloquium will focus on case studies involving international disputes between countries, such as Ukraine and Russia, Philippines and China, and Iran and the United States of America. Tzeng will examine how lawyers for the respective parties tackled the cases. Plenty of time will be available for audience questions and comments.

Tzeng said he is excited to share (his) experiences working in public international law with the HBKU community.

The College of Law and Public Policy at HBKU offers multidisciplinary training programmes to graduate students, equipping them with skills to navigate complex civil law, common law and Sharia systems. Its Juris Doctor (JD) programme is the first graduate law degree of its kind offered in the region.

For more information about the event, you may send an email to Associate Dean Hilary Bell, [email protected].

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