Africa, the United States, and the Evolving International Legal Order
Global Engagement Series
Cosponsored by the African Association of International Law; the African Society of International Law; the Institute for African Women in Law; & the Pan African Lawyers Union
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. GMT
As part of its 2021 Annual Meeting (March 24-26), ASIL and the African Association of International Law, the African Society of International Law, the Asian Society of International Law, the European Society of International Law, the Institution for African Women in Law, and the Pan-African Lawyers Union invite our members and colleagues from around the world to participate in a special series of sessions on “Reconceiving America's Global Role in the Biden Era: International Perspectives” focusing on regional issues of international law and policy that will be affected by the new Biden-Harris Administration.
This session will focus on the place of Africa and the US in an evolving international legal order. What impact will the Biden Administration have on the relations between the US and African states in terms of development, migration, security cooperation, and multilateral coordination? How will a Biden-Harris Administration best engage on priority issues of African states? How is development unfolding in Africa and is a Biden-Harris Administration expected to offer a new vision? What impact does the expanding role of regional African institutions have on the international legal order? Will a Biden administration take a new approach with respect to trade with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act? Will there be changes with respect to the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and security cooperation with African states? The panel will explore these issues and others.
- Raymond Atuguba, University of Ghana School of law
- J. Jarpa Dawuni, Howard University
- Donald Deya, Pan African Lawyers Union
- James Gathii (moderator), Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- Ndanga Kamau, Ndanga Kamau Law
- Caroline Ncube, University of Cape Town Department of Commercial Law
- Ambassador Namira Negm, African Union
These events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Please visit www.asil.org/events to register and receive the zoom link.