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.
Dr. Susan L. Karamanian, dean of CLPP, will chair the event with guest speaker Peter Tzeng. Mr. Tzeng is an international lawyer based in Washington D.C. at the law firm Foley Hoag, where he exclusively advises and represents countries on matters relating to public international law and international investment law. Mr. Tzeng also previously worked at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Speaking ahead of the event, Dr. Karamanian said: “HBKU continually seeks to promote a dialogue and exchange of knowledge on timely and important issues, particularly in the international realm.”
She also added: “Mr. Tzeng’s insights, based on his experience and in-depth understanding of substantive issues, will provide the audience with an informed perspective on the topic.”
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. Mr. Tzeng will examine how lawyers for the respective parties tackled the cases. Plenty of time will be available for audience questions and comments.
Mr. Tzeng has noted that he is "excited to share [his] experiences working in public international law with the HBKU community."
HBKU’s College of Law and Public Policy offers multidisciplinary training programs to graduate students, equipping them with skills to navigate complex civil law, common law and Sharia systems. The college's Juris Doctor (JD) program is the first graduate law degree of its kind offered in the region.
The colloquium will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Conference Room 1, Minaretein (College of Islamic Studies Building) in Education City.
The event will be held in English and is open to the public.