- Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:15AM - 2:00PM
- Sterling Law Building 127 (registration and breakfast - SLB 122)
- Open To The YLS Community Only
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Congress and Foreign Policy Conference Agenda
8:15a-9:00a - Breakfast - SLB 122
9:00a-10:15a - Panel One: Congress and the President’s War Powers - SLB 127
John Bellinger is a Partner and head of the public international law practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Adjunct Senior Fellow in International and National Security Law at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Russell Feingold is the Martin R. Flug Visiting Professor in the Practice of Law at Yale Law School. He served as a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011 and a Wisconsin State Senator from 1983 to 1993. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the United States Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Neil Eggleston is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Neil has a distinguished record of public service, and has held a number of senior government roles. He was White House Counsel to President Obama from 2014 to 2017, and advised the president on all legal and constitutional issues across a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign policy matters.
10:30a-11:45a - Panel Two: Congress and the Making of and Withdrawal from International Agreements - SLB 127
Margaret L. Taylor is the Chief Democratic Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She advises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the Ranking Member on the Committee, and other Members on all legal and procedural aspects of the Committee’s work. She also manages, for the Democratic side of the Committee, the consideration of Treaties and the President’s Ambassadorial and other foreign policy-related nominations.
David Cohen is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of WilmerHale. He provides clients with anti-money laundering, financial and trade sanctions advice; represents US and foreign-based clients in matters implicating national security, including CFIUS and cybersecurity; conducts internal investigations; and defends clients facing government investigations.
Sue Biniaz is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She served for over thirty years in the State Department's Legal Adviser's Office, where she was a Deputy Legal Adviser, as well as the lead climate lawyer and a lead climate negotiator from 1989 until early 2017.