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Frank R. Strong Law Forum to Address the Threat of Terrorism to World Democracy
Professor Harold Hongju Koh to speak at April 10 event
March 21, 2002
New democracies have nearly quadrupled in the last thirty years, according to Professor Harold Hongju Koh. He will examine how these new democracies have reacted to the events of September 11 when he presents the annual Frank R. Strong Law Forum at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University on April 10.
Speaking about "Global Democracy and Global Terrorism," he will explore how U.S. foreign policy might use the rise of global democracy to promote worldwide cooperation in the struggle against international terrorism, without sacrificing human rights and international law.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium of John Deaver Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue. To attend, contact Laura Landy at 614-292-2937.
Koh, a Yale Law professor, is a Marshall Scholar and graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities, and Harvard Law School. He served as clerk to the Honorable Malcolm Wilkey of the Washington, D.C. Circuit, and Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before going to Yale in 1985, he practiced law at Covington and Burling and at the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.
He has written more than 70 articles and several books, including Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights (1999 with R. Slye), Transnational Legal Problems (2d ed. 1984 with H. Steiner and D. Vagts) and The National Security Constitution (1990), which won the American Political Science Association's award as best book on the American presidency.
Named by American Lawyer magazine as one of America's 45 leading public sector lawyers under the age of 45, and by A magazine as one of the 100 most influential Asian-Americans of the 1990s, Professor Koh, a Korean-American, served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 1998 to 2001.
The Frank R. Strong Law Forum was the Moritz College's first endowed lecture series. Made possible through a gift from Isador '27 and Ida Topper, the series recognizes Frank R. Strong, Dean of the College from 1952 to 1965.
The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University is Ohio's flagship law school and is ranked 17th nationally among public law schools, according to U.S. News and World Report. Approximately 650 students attend classes at the school's John Deaver Drinko Hall, located at 55 West 12th Avenue.