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Prof. Evelyn Aswad Participates in State Department Advisory Committee on International Law

Earlier this month, OU Law Prof. Evelyn Aswad participated in the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL), which is composed of former Legal Advisers to various Secretaries of State, international law professors, and private sector attorneys. Prof. Aswad served as a lead speaker on issues at the intersection of human rights, international business, and social media. Other issues discussed at the meeting included legal challenges to UN economic sanctions regimes as well as the Syrian civil war.

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Human Rights Practicum Goes to Belgium to Attend International Conference

Professor Aswad’s Human Rights Practicum class has spent the Spring 2017 semester working on a Diplomacy Lab project for the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. Diplomacy Lab is a U.S. Department of State program that provides the opportunity for universities to help the Department with pressing research needs on foreign affairs matters.

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OU Law Hosts International Trade and Investment Guest Speaker

The Business Law Society, the Oklahoma International Law Society, and Professor Evelyn Aswad recently hosted Jennifer Springer, the director of International Trade and Foreign Investment at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, to speak at the College of Law. Ms. Springer manages the trade and foreign direct investment branches of the Global Services division at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as well as overseeing the three trade offices located worldwide.

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OU Law Students Use Virtual Reality to Deepen Human Rights Understanding

As the semester came to a close, students in Professor Evelyn Aswad’s Human Rights Law class gathered in the OU Law Library and took turns before and after her class viewing a virtual reality film titled Clouds Over Sidra. This film is about day to day life in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

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Top NATO Lawyer Speaks at OU Law

The Oklahoma International Law Society and Professor Aswad hosted the top lawyer at NATO, Steven Hill, at the OU College of Law today.  During a talk attended by over a hundred students, he discussed challenging international legal issues involving how NATO addresses cyber challenges, the fight against ISIS, and operations in Libya.  Following his talk, students met informally with him in the Sneed Lounge for a reception in his honor.  Professor Aswad remarked, "We have been delighted to host a series of high level speakers on cutting edge international law issues this semester.

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