The 2011 Riesenfeld Symposium examined justice reform efforts by both public and private actors around the world. A foundation was laid with discussion about the past development of such initiatives and the current state of affairs in some of the world’s most volatile regions. Panelists represented projects from post-conflict and non-conflict nations to bring a wide variety of contemporary approaches to justice reform. Building on that foundation, our second panel looked to the future, challenging the status quo and proposing new methods creating more effective programs and avoiding the pitfalls of past efforts.
Following the event, a cocktail reception and dinner were held at the Bancroft Hotel, where Mr. Robert O’Brien (Boalt ’91) was presented with the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of international law.