Making the Case for Amazon

MAKING THE CASE FOR AMAZON Kaylynn Noethlich* “The Case Against Amazon” is a familiar phrase that dominates headlines and underpins popular political platforms.[i] Yet, not long ago, and arguably still today, Amazon was the poster child of consumer benefits – consistently bringing more products at lower prices through innovative delivery methods to consumers across theContinue reading “Making the Case for Amazon”

ELECTION 2016: Breaking Down Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy

By Nick Laneville November 1, 2016 Throughout his campaign to be the next President of the United States, Donald Trump has expressed a range of views on foreign policy.  Issues that have been particularly pronounced in his rhetoric in this area are those of collective security, immigration, and trade.  This blog post will attempt toContinue reading “ELECTION 2016: Breaking Down Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy”

ELECTION 2016: Breaking Down Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy

By Ayat Mujais  (@Ayat_Mujais) October 31, 2016 Numerous individuals, and much of the media, call Hillary Clinton a foreign policy “hawk.”  In general, Clinton often supports the use force along with using diplomacy and negotiation tactics, often called “smart power.”  She has a record of endorsing new wars, and can be seen as confrontational orContinue reading “ELECTION 2016: Breaking Down Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy”

AUILR Symposium Panel: Children in Armed Conflict and International Law

By Kimberly Reynolds October 21, 2016 During the 2016 International Law Review Symposium, five esteemed practitioners discussed the complexities that inundate the use of children in armed conflict. The targeted use of children in armed conflict has become a commonplace and redundant narrative for non-state armed groups.  The targeting and use have expanded beyond the “traditional”Continue reading “AUILR Symposium Panel: Children in Armed Conflict and International Law”

Symposium Closing Keynote: Thomas Kline on International Law and the Recovery of Looted Artwork

By: Yvonne Woldeab*  A Tale of Two Churches.  Thomas Kline shared two parallel stories of precious lost and found (or more accurately, looted and recovered) artworks that have shaped the international art law landscape today.  Both stories are set in Cyprus—one in the village of Lysi, and the other in the northern town of Lythrankomi.Continue reading “Symposium Closing Keynote: Thomas Kline on International Law and the Recovery of Looted Artwork”

Symposium Panel Three – Restoring What Was Lost: Issues with Restitution and Repatriation

By: Jessica Gicherman* Speakers: Frank K. Lord, IV, Esq., Partner, Herrick, Feinstein, LLP Gary Vikan, Former Director, Walter Art Museum Jane C. Milosch, Director, Provenance Research Initiative, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Smithsonian Institution Colette Loll, Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, LLC Moderator: David W. Bowker, Partner, WilmerHale LLP, and Adjunct Professor,Continue reading “Symposium Panel Three – Restoring What Was Lost: Issues with Restitution and Repatriation”

Symposium Opening Keynote: Professor Patty Gerstenblith on Looting and Armed Conflict

By: R. Carter Parét* Distinguished Professor Patty Gerstenblith, of DePaul University, delivered a comprehensive and exciting opening keynote address to a packed house of mostly practitioners, students, and American Society of International Law (“ASIL”) members at ASIL’s Tiller House. Prof. Gerstenblith discussed the relationship between looting and armed conflict, specifically the legal safeguards in placeContinue reading “Symposium Opening Keynote: Professor Patty Gerstenblith on Looting and Armed Conflict”

Symposium Panel One – Resale Royalty Rights: A Comparative Discussion on Increased Moral Rights for Artists in America

By: Alejandra Aramayo & Reema Taneja* Speakers: Kevin Amer, Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office Irina Tarsis, Esq., Founder and Director, Center for Art Law; Chair, Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group, American Society of International Law Lisa L. Jones, Director, Silver and Decorative Arts, Costumes, Textiles and Fashion, Sloans & KenyonContinue reading “Symposium Panel One – Resale Royalty Rights: A Comparative Discussion on Increased Moral Rights for Artists in America”

Symposium Editor’s Note

By: Merve Stolzman On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the American University International Law Review (“AUILR”), together with the American University Intellectual Property Brief, the American Society of International Law (“ASIL”) Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group, and Center for Art Law, hosted a symposium titled “Protecting Art and Cultural Property Through International Law” at ASIL’sContinue reading “Symposium Editor’s Note”

Protecting Art and Cultural Property Through International Law

February 18, 2015 1:00-7:00pm Location: ASIL, Tillar House 2223 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC 20008 Presented in partnership with Art and cultural property have held a special significance for humankind for centuries. Collectors derive pleasure from the art or cultural property’s aesthetic and emotive value. Creators see the art or cultural property as an expression of theirContinue reading “Protecting Art and Cultural Property Through International Law”