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Spring Conference, Climate Change: Ethics, Law and National Security
His Excellency, Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Maldives to the U.N, discussed the impact of global climate change upon his island nation.
Grand Opening Conference, The Future of International Criminal Justice
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan is presented with the traditional "Tar Bucket" cap given to keynote speakers at the U.S. Military Academy.
Memorial Conference, 15-17 September 2010
Professor Gary Solis takes notes on a presentation given at West Point during the Telford Taylor Memorial Conference, 15-17 September 2010. Read more
Telford Taylor Memorial Conference
At the Telford Taylor Memorial Conference, 15-17 Septemeber 2010 at West Point and Columbia, Judge O'Gon Kwon, Vice President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), chaired a panel where experts debated trying war crimes at domestic courts rather than international courts." Read more
 
Conferences Bring Together Renowned Experts

The West Point Center for the Rule of Law hosts and participates in conferences each year to encourage examination and discussion of important legal issues.

As the premiere institution in the world for academic excellence and military leadership, West Point is an ideal setting and partner.

We bring together the brightest minds in academia, business, government, media, and philanthropy. We choose challenging topics that are of current interest both domestically and internationally. The Center for the Rule of Law also participates in conferences with law schools and other organizations committed to furthering understanding of the rule of law.

Keynote Speaker
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Her Majesty Queen Noor

Her Majesty Queen Noor provided the keynote address at the dinner session. The theme of Queen Noor's presentation was the necessity of global cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. An important aspect to achieving this is to emphasize development in the roles that women play in their respective cultures. By empowering women economically, socially and politically, real progress can be made in bettering the quality of life around the world.
 
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Point to Point

Point to Point Cadets visited the slums of West Point, Liberia in an effort to study the impact of that country's violent civil war, and the efforts to rebuild its rule of law. As a follow-up to their visit the Center for the Rule of Law is producing a film documenting the trip. View the trailer for the film by Jaime Goldstein.
Upcoming Conferences

Spring 2014
Conference topic and date TBD
 

Past Conferences

Spring 2012
Islam and the Rule of Law at West Point Spring


Spring 2011
Gender Justice Conference at West Point


November 5, 2010
Conference on Innocence Procedures at New York Law School
September 15-17, 2010
The Brigadier General Telford Taylor Memorial Conference at West Point and Columbia Law School
April 21, 2010
Climate Change Ethics, Law and National Security
April 15-17, 2009
Grand Opening Conference - The Future of International Criminal Justice