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“International Law as Smart Power” - Harold Hongju Koh

Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series

Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

“International Law as Smart Power” - Harold Hongju Koh

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Harold Hongju Koh


“International Law as Smart Power”


April 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM | Lecture-Reception

Lecture - Mugar 200

Reception – Cabot 1st floor lounge


Harold Hongju Koh is a Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for more than three years as Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State. Professor Koh is one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He first began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 1998 to 2001, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.


 He has received twelve honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published more than 170 articles, testified before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute.


He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Malcolm Richard Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


This event has been organized in cooperation with the Fletcher LL.M. High Table Program


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Mugar 200 - Lecture, Cabot 1st Floor Lounge - Reception
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series

Charles Francis Adams or “Charlie” to those who know him well was a long-time Chairman of the Fletcher School Board of Visitors (now Board of Overseers.)

Mr. Adams, was a direct descendent of both the 2nd U.S. President, John Adams and the 6th U.S. President, John Quincy Adams. Mr. Adams was the grandson of President John Quincy Adams and was the son of Charles Francis Adams, Secretary of the Navy in the Hoover Administration.

For most of his career, Mr. Adams was the head of Raytheon, based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Mr. Adams was an avid sailor. He was actively involved with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the U.S.S. Constitution Museum and his own alma mater, Harvard University.

Steve Robinson, his grandson, is a graduate of The Fletcher School.

The Fletcher School is proud to offer the Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series to the students, faculty, staff and community of Tufts University.





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