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Burke-White Among Foreign-Policy Experts at Salzburg Conference

November 10, 2008

UPDATE: Listen to Professor Burke-White's comments here.

Penn Law Assistant Professor William Burke-White is among foreign policy experts from around the world who will speak at the Salzburg Global Seminar titled The United States in the World: New Strategies of Engagement, which begins today.

William Burke-White

Participants will discuss questions such as:
How will the United States adjust to the growing importance of China, Russia, India, and the European Union as major global players?
What will the transatlantic relationship look like in the coming decade?
What strategy will the new administration in Washington adopt to advance democratic values, freedom, civil society and the rule of law internationally?
Will a new modus operandi emerge in relation to the transnational challenges of climate change, pandemics, and terrorism?
What are the prospects for more effective cooperation in the United Nations and other multilateral institutions--particularly between states which, though located in different regions of the world and being at different stages of economic development, share a broad commitment to human rights and democratic values

Burke-White specializes in international criminal law, international financial law, and human rights. Positioned at the intersection of international law and political science, his scholarship addresses international tribunals; justice in post-conflict reconstruction; the International Criminal Court; linkages between human rights and national security; state responses to emergencies, and international investment arbitration. He is currently researching the newfound power of Russia and China in the energy field.