Thursday, November 20, 2014

Singapore Update

As is normal, the program for Singapore has now been reworked somewhat to eliminate discrepancies, persons who have withdrawn etc. The revised program will be posted very shortly.
Please keep checking the web.
Travel grants: We have more or less exhausted our grant monies at this time. However, we have NOT received acceptances from everyone. We have requested such acceptances and will be shortly reassigning funds from those who have not responded.When someone drops out --as has happened already--the money is reassigned to persons on our reserve list. Therefore, if you have received a grant but know that you will not be able to come to Singapore, please let us know ASAP. We will also email everyone in due course to request a formal acceptance or rejection.
Finally, please use the Chat Room for any valuable discussions you want to start.


Note that there will be an onsite registration staff presence throughout the conference. Onsite fees are $50 for faculty and $35 for students. Valid ID needed.

About featured speaker Tommmy Koh:

Prof Tommy Koh is Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Centre for International Law and Rector of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore. He is the Co-Chairman of the China-Singapore Forum, the India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue and the Japan-Singapore Symposium.
He was Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York for 13 years. He was Ambassador to the United States of America for 6 years. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Law of NUS. He was also the President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea. He chaired the Preparatory Committee for and the Main Committee at the Earth Summit. He had served as the UN Secretary‑General’s Special Envoy to Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. He was also Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for the USA‑Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He has chaired two dispute panels for the WTO. Prof Koh received the Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law in 1996 and was made a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2006. He also received the Great Negotiator Award 2014 from Harvard University on 10 April 2014.