NextGen Leadership: Future International Justice and the Rule of Law Challenges

YPFP is excited to host Ambassador Clint Williamson, Senior Director for Law and National Security at The McCain Institute, to discuss his perspectives on international justice and the importance of the rule of law.

Organizations like the International Criminal Court and the UN's International Court of Justice seek to prosecute international crimes. With his expertise and experience addressing war crimes issues on behalf of the United States, Ambassador Williamson will share his insights from across the U.S. foreign policy space.

Additionally, as this an informal conversation about Ambassador Clint Williamson’s career in foreign service and his views on international justice and rule of law in general, this event will be off the record.


Ambassador Clint Williamson is the Senior Director for Law and National Security at The McCain Institute and a Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor Law School at Arizona State University. He served as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues from June 2006 to September 2009. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Director for Relief, Stabilization, and Development and as Director for Stability Operations at the National Security Council between January 2003 and June 2006.

Ambassador Williamson has also served in a variety of senior roles with the United Nations and the European Union. Most recently, from October 2011 to August 2014, he served as the Chief Prosecutor of the EU Special Investigative Task Force in Brussels. From 2009 to 2011, Ambassador Williamson was a Special Expert to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. In earlier postings, he worked in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations as Director of the Department of Justice in the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and as a Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY). At the outset of his professional career, Ambassador Williamson served as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division and as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and a law degree from Tulane University.

For more information on The McCain Institute, check out their website here.


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January 31, 2017 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
International Student House
1825 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States
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Zach Schwermann ·

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