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March 10, 2003

Press Contact: Allegra Young, UT Law Communications, (512) 471-7330
Event Contact: Suzanne Hassler, (512) 232-1100

Event: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Dean to Speak on "A New World Order"

Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter to Speak in Conjunction with Colloquia Honoring Bobbitt's Shield of Achilles

Date and Time: Thursday, March 20; 6:15 p.m.
Place: Kraft W. Eidman Courtroom, The University of Texas School of Law
Who: The public is invited to attend.

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas School of Law today announced Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will deliver the Sealy Lecture, "A New World Order," on Thursday, March 20, at 6:15 in the UT Law School's Kraft Eidman Courtroom. The public is invited to attend.

Her visit celebrates the publication of UT-Austin's Professor Philip Bobbitt's enormously influential book, The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History. The work was recently honored as one of the best books of 2002 by both The Economist and The Times (London).

Slaughter, formerly of the Harvard Law School, is also president of the American Society of International Law, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She writes and lectures widely on international law and foreign policy issues, authoring more than fifty articles and four books on subjects such as the effectiveness of international courts and tribunals, the legal dimensions of the war on terrorism, building global democracy, international law and international relations theory, and compliance with international rules. Her article "The Real New World Order," originally published in the 75th anniversary issue of Foreign Affairs, is now widely taught in colleges and universities. Her book on that same subject -- global governance through networks of national government officials– is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. She is a frequent media commentator and op-ed contributor on international tribunals, terrorism, and international law. Recent publications include: "An International Constitutional Moment" (with William Burke-White), "Building Global Democracy," and "Judicial Globalization."

Slaughter received her B.A. from Princeton University, an M. Phil and D. Phil from Oxford University in international relations, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to becoming dean, she was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law and director of graduate and international legal studies at Harvard Law School. Before moving to Harvard Law School, she was professor of law and international relations at the University of Chicago Law School, from 1989-1994.

Related links:

Professor Philip Bobbitt's The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/pbobbitt/shieldofachilles/