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Women, Leadership and Politics Panel Discussion & Book Signing

William H. Gates Hall

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Book signing - 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Rebecca Sive will lead a discussion based on her new book Every Day is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office from the PTA to the White House.

In it she shares insight in to the success of women who have led, run and won including: Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois, Judge Ilana Rovner, the first female member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The panelists will focus on the experience of women in leadership positions on our own campus and community and how they have flourished within them.

“Roadblocks to Justice: How Courts Have Evaded Ruling on the Legality of the ‘War on Terror’”

William H. Gates Hall

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In 2006, a challenge to the NSA warrantless surveillance program was filed by an Islamic charity in southern Oregon, the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation. A ruling by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker holding the government liable, and awarding over $2.5 million in damages and attorney fees, was ultimately overturned by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, finding that the government was immune from suit under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Procedural defenses – state secrets privilege, sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, lack of standing – have repeatedly been used to insulate the government from suits challenging some of the government’s most egregious programs from warrantless surveillance to rendition to the use of drones to detentions at Guantanamo Bay. What viable strategies can be used to allow challenges to such programs to proceed?

Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Legal and Diplomatic Issues in the Korean Peninsula

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

“Two Koreas and the United States”

Young-wan Song, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle

Hosted by the Korean American Law Student Association, Asian Law Center, and UW Law Global Affairs

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of South Korea–U.S. alliance. What initially began as a security alliance has, over the decades, blossomed into much more. In Particular, Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS-FTA) which entered into force in March 2012, continues to strengthen the win-win rapport of both nations. With the entry into force of the KORUS-FTA, U.S. service providing firms, including law firms, financial firms, and accounting and tax consulting firms, opened offices and began providing services in South Korea.
The U.S. and South Korea are pursuing a common policy toward denuclearization of North Korea which is based on two-track approach of deterring further aggression from the North while leaving a door open for dialogue. Although it is far from certain that North Korea would agree to abandon its nuclear programs at all, there seems to be no other option but to engage with this unruly regime to dismantle its nuclear programs. The lecture will briefly outline the legal aspects and effects of these bilateral and international efforts, focusing on sanction on North Korea imposed by the U.N. Security Council.

Song Young-wan is Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle. He came to Seattle in March 2011. Mr. Song joined the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. Since then, he assumed various positions including overseas postings at the ROK Mission to the United Nations in New York (1987-1990), ROK Embassy in Sofia (1993-96), ROK Mission to the European Union in Brussels (1996-98), the ROK Embassy in Cairo (2000-03), and again the ROK Mission to the United Nations in New York (2005-06). From December 2006 to August 2008, he served as Director-General for International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. During that period, he was mainly responsible for dealing with global issues such as international peace and security, reform of the United Nations, human rights issues, disarmament and non-proliferation, and international terrorism. Before coming to Seattle, Mr. Song served as a member of the UN Sanction Panel on North Korea established by the Security Council. Mr. Song received his Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Seoul National University in Seoul (1980) and a diploma in International Relations from l’Institut International d’Administration Publique (IIAP) in Paris, France (1985). He studied international law at Graduate Studies Program in the College of Law of the Seoul National University in Seoul from March 1980 to June 1981.

Careers in Public Policy

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Careers in Public Policy
Meet the practitioners and learn about their career paths and strategies in:
Legislative advocacy
Policy reform
Non-partisan policy work
Community relations
Non-profit management

Sumeer Singla, Precinct Liaison Attorney, Seattle City Attorney's Office
Gail Stone, Law & Justice Policy Advisor King County Executive Dow Constantine
Amanda Ballantyne, Director of Main Street Alliance

PSAMFP Information Session

William H. Gates Hall
115 A-B-C
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Information Session for the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program.