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Professor Harold Koh: Suing Russia for Ukraine at the World Court

March 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

On March 24th, the Transatlantic Forum for Education and Diplomacy will welcome Professor Harold Hongju Koh — one of the country’s leading experts in international law and human rights — to UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. Professor Koh will speak at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center on Thursday, March 24th at 5:30 PM ET: “Suing Russia for Ukraine at the World Court.” Koh will take questions from the audience at the end of his talk.

This hybrid event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served directly following the event.

Online attendance is available via advanced registration here.

This event is co-sponsored by UNC’s Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, UNC’s Department of English & Comparative Literature (ECL), UNC’s Center for European Studies, UNC’s Peace War and Defense Curriculum (PWAD), and HonorsCarolina.

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and served as Dean from 2004 until 2009. He served as Legal Adviser to the State Department (2009-2013) and received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award. Professor Koh returned to Yale Law School in 2013.

Koh is one of the country’s leading experts in international law, national security law and human rights. He has received seventeen honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored/co-authored eight books and more than 200 articles, has testified regularly before Congress and has litigated cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.

Professor Koh holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Yale, he served as a law clerk for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court.


March 24, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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