Mark V. Vlasic

Mark V. Vlasic

Principal
Madison Law & Strategy Group, PLLC

Senior Advisor
Madison Strategies, LLC

mvlasic at madisonpllc dot com

Mark V. Vlasic has served as a soldier, a lawyer, a prosecutor, a professor, a producer, and a diplomat, and has worked for the White House, the Pentagon, the World Bank, the United Nations, and a large international law firm.  He is currently a senior fellow and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and a principal at Madison Law & Strategy Group pllc, where he heads the firm’s international practice, and provides legal and strategic advice to clients on international affairs, international trade, cross-border transactions and general public policy matters.  Focused on issues related to international law, private/corporate diplomacy, public-private partnerships, human rights, social responsibility/impact, strategic philanthropy, stakeholder/community engagement and asset recovery-related matters, Mark helps clients identify key stakeholders from the political, regulatory and NGO sectors, and works with clients to develop and execute strategies to achieve sustainable results.  Mark also serves as an outside pro bono advisor to the European Centre for Dispute Resolution, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and to the Director-General of UNESCO, and is a co-executive producer for Propagate Content, where he works on social impact television.

Sharing his time between California and Washington, DC, Mark's private practice background includes: working with international organizations, sovereign governments, foundations, family offices, multinational corporations and NGOs regarding complex international law, trade, human rights, public policy and strategy matters, including World Bank/IFC/United Nations collaboration/procurement/sustainability/clean energy/land development issues, electronic/green currencies, stolen antiquities, state succession/boundary issues, sovereign property matters, human rights/prison abuse investigations, combating politically motivated prosecutions and INTERPOL "red notice" arrest warrant abuse issues, international land development/architectural projects (including an “tech city” in Kenya, an “innovation hub” in Botswana and a “sustainable city” in South Africa), and social responsibility/strategic philanthropy issues; providing advice regarding private diplomacy and international corporate diplomacy/international business development, defense/security matters, public-private partnerships, international banking/project finance, and international arbitration/litigation issues (including at the European Court of Human Rights); participating in asset recovery, cartel, foreign corruption, and securities fraud investigations/matters around the world (including the Charles Taylor/Liberia and Muammar Gaddafi/Libya asset recovery cases); and, advising clients on the application and enforcement of U.S. economic sanctions and embargos, export controls, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including regarding projects in, and engagement with, Cuba.  Mark has also worked on rule of law/transitional justice/anti-corruption/constitutional law matters in Bosnia, Brazil, Georgia, Iraq, Montenegro, Libya, Rwanda and Serbia, and advised companies subject to investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Justice, and Treasury, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Prior to his return to academia and private practice, Mark was a public sector specialist at the World Bank Group, where he served as the first head of operations of the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative, launched by President Robert Zoellick and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help developing countries recover stolen assets from past dictators and grand corruption cases.  A member of StAR’s management team, Mark was responsible for country engagements on four continents, furthered bilateral relations with major financial centers, foreign governments and civil society organizations, and worked on the Sani Abacha/Nigeria, Jean-Claude Duvalier/Haiti cases, among others.

Before joining the Bank, Mark was competitively selected and appointed by the President to serve as a White House Fellow.  Mark served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Defense (focused on foreign policy issues and bilateral relations) and advisor to the President’s Special Envoy to Sudan.  In recognition of his contributions to the Department, including being a “valuable member of Secretary of Defense’s official delegations to Europe, Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East, and to NATO Defense Ministerial meetings,” Mark was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service by Secretary Robert M. Gates, the highest non-career public service award in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Prior to his government service, Mark practiced law in the litigation, public policy, banking, and international trade practice groups at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and served as a prosecution attorney at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, where he was a member of the Slobodan Milosevic and General Radislav Krstic (Srebrenica) trial and investigative teams, and focused on mass executions and genocide in Bosnia.  As a U.S. Army officer, he has been attached to units on Capitol Hill and at the Defense Attaché Office at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.  Mark has also served in the Executive Office of the President, Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he worked on WTO Ministerial issues.

An adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and senior fellow at Georgetown’s Institute for Law, Science & Global Security, and the Institute of International Economic Law, Mark is a faculty member with the Georgetown Environment Initiative and Georgetown’s Center on National Security & the Law. He served on the UN Special Rapporteur for Culture’s Expert Group, and has lectured at numerous institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, including British Parliament, Oxford University, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the NATO School, the U.S. Military Academy, Moscow State University, The Hague Academy of International Law, the Baltic Defense College, the Danish Center for Human Rights, and the University of Michigan, where he delivered a Commencement Address.  Mark served on the U.S. Delegation to the Pan Am 103 “Lockerbie” (Libyan) terrorist bombing trial in the Netherlands, and in 2005, he was part of a select team of international experts that helped train the Iraqi judges that tried Saddam Hussein. He is a collaborator with the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Global Counter-Terrorism Research Network, and has briefed the U.S. Congress on numerous issues, including the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Anti-Terrorism & Proliferation Financing.

Mark has provided legal commentary to BBC, BBC World, CNN, CNN International, CBS, FOX News, NPR, CTV, CBC News, Bloomberg News, Al Jazeera English, bloggingheads.tv, the World Economic Forum, Voice of America, the History News Network, the Institute for War & Peace Reporting, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, the Washington PostThe Times of London, the Christian Science Monitor, the GuardianCorreio BrazilienseEl PaísDe Groene Amsterdammer, and USA Today, and been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, the International Herald TribuneThe Atlantic, the Washington TimesForeign Policy, The New RepublicThe Agenda by the World Economic Forum, the University of Oxford’s Journal of International Criminal Justice, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Durham Law Review, the American University International Law Review, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the Yale Journal of International Affairs, the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, The Tax Lawyer, the Miami HeraldUSA Today, The World Post/Huffington Post, the Guardian, the Toronto Star, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The National Post, CNN.com, the Cayman Financial ReviewLegal TimesIndia TimesArab NewsAmericas Quarterly, the Ventura County StarAl Jazeera Online, and the Sudan Tribune.  He has also contributed to six books: The Responsibility to Protect: the promise of stopping mass atrocities in our time (Oxford), Prosecuting Maritime Piracy (Cambridge), International Conflicts & Mediation (DGP/CNPq/UNFA), The Business Case for Sustainable Finance (Routledge), Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice (GV Zalozba), and The Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice (Sage).

In 2010, the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Mark to serve on their Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services & Finance Industries, as was he selected to serve as a designated representative to the Secretary of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council. Invited to serve on the board of directors, advisory boards and advisory groups of numerous institutions and non-profits, his current and past related work includes service with: Kinecta Financial Management Company, LLC; Kinecta Federal Credit Union; the NCAC Fulbright Association; Humanity in Action, Inc.; the White House Fellows Foundation; Atlas Service Corps; the Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology; Young Professionals in Foreign Policy; the Public International Law & Policy Group; the American Slovenian Education Foundation; Ladies America; the Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance; the Syria Justice & Accountability Centre; the Global Teacher Prize; and, the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Rights Award (awarded by the UN Secretary-General).

In 2013, the World Economic Forum in Davos honored Mark as a Young Global Leader. He now co-chairs its YGL SDG Advisory Council. He is also a Fellow in the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the British American Project, the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program, the U.S.-Spain Council’s and the American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Programs, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ and the Council for the United States & Italy’s Young Leaders Forums, and serves as a member of the Asset Recovery Experts Network, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy, and the Atlantik-Brucke’s German-American Young Leaders Program.  He is listed in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law, was profiled as an "International Lawyer" in Esquire and as an “International Crusader” in Washington Life, and was honored by the BMW Foundation as a “Responsible Leader” and by the Development Executive Group (DEVEX) as an “international development renaissance man” and “Top 40 Under 40” in international development.  Mark was awarded the inaugural Frank Wheat Award (Gibson Dunn’s pro bono lawyer of the year award) for his assistance to the Iraqi judiciary and the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, and has worked, studied and traveled in over 95 countries.

After attending public schools and UCLA in California, Mark studied business, theology and government at Georgetown University while on an Army ROTC scholarship, received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, and was awarded Certificates in Public and Private International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.  Mark conducted his post-doctorate research at Universiteit Leiden as a NAF-Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands, and his executive leadership training with the World Economic Forum’s programs at Oxford University’s Said Business School and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  Mark is a member of the Bars of California, the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Selected Publications (authored/co-authored)     

· Protecting Cultural Heritage as a Means for International Peace, Security and Stability: The Case of ISIS, Syria and Iraq, 49 VAND. J. TRANSNAT'L L. 1371 (2017) - https://www.vanderbilt.edu/jotl/2017/01/protecting-cultural-heritage-as-a-means-for-international-peace-security-and-stability-the-case-of-isis-syria-and-iraq/

·  ‘Blood Antiquities’ - Protecting Cultural Heritage beyond Criminalization, Journal of International Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press) - http://jicj.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/5/1175.abstract

·Timbuktu, ISIS and the Long Arm of Justice, Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-v-vlasic/timbuktu-and-the-long-arm_b_8239050.html

·Our cultural heritage is under attack. We must all join the fight to protect it, The Agenda, by the World Economic Forum - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/our-cultural-heritage-is-under-attack-we-must-all-join-the-fight-to-protect-it

·The slow and sustained fight against evil, The Agenda, by the World Economic Forum - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/04/hague-radovan-karadzic-srebrenica-and-the-sdgs

·Where culture meets terrorism: art and the ongoing fight to save history, Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-v-vlasic/where-culture-meets-terro_b_9935542.html

·The Long Arm of Justice: from Africa to The Hague and the SDGs, International Bar Association - http://www.ibanet.org/Article/NewDetail.aspx?ArticleUid=0bd3ae88-3ae3-4d33-858b-91b57d2c13dc

·Stones, bones and culture: international efforts to recover looted antiquities, International Bar Association - http://www.ibanet.org/Article/NewDetail.aspx?ArticleUid=0aef9fa8-6947-40cc-be34-fcbaa96cfbf0

·Return of looted Mongolian dinosaur prompts questions on stolen antiquities and terrorist financing, International Bar Association - http://www.ibanet.org/Article/NewDetail.aspx?ArticleUid=9e4349fc-0172-47ae-9485-384ccb38aa47

·Cultural Property, International Law, Looted Antiquities and the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Conflicts and Mediation - http://www.iiamainternational.com/editora_livros/8_mediacao_e_conflitos_internacionais.pdf

· How can we stop ISIS and the trafficking of our cultural heritage?, The Agenda, by the World Economic Forum - https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/08/isis-trafficking-cultural-heritage/

· Myanmar and the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower “Bounty”: the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Cubing Grand Corruption Through Innovative Action, American University International Law Review - http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/auilr/vol29/iss2/6/

· Lessons from the Srebrenica genocide, The Agenda by the World Economic Forum - https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/07/lessons-from-the-srebrenica-genocide/

·Does Timbuktu have lessons for Palmyra: ISIS and the long arm of justice, The Agenda, by the World Economic Forum, Oct. 6, 2015.

·Timbuktu, ISIS and the Long Arm of Justice, with H. Turku,The World Post/Huffington Post, Oct. 3, 2015.

·How can we stop ISIS and the trafficking of our cultural heritage?, with H. Turku, The Agenda, by the World Economic Forum, Aug. 2015

·Countering the Islamic State’s Theft and Destruction in Mesopotamia, with H. Turku, World Policy Journal, Jul. 7, 2015.

·The Tomb Raiders of Mesopotamia:fighting ISIL, terrorism financing and saving our cultural heritage, The World Post/Huffington Post, Mar. 24, 2015.

·The Use of Force by Private Parties Against Suspected Pirates, Prosecuting Maritime Piracy: Domestic Solutions to International Crimes, with J. DeSousa, edited by Michael Scharf, Michael Newton and Milena Sterio (Cambridge Press 2015).

·Myanmar and the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower “Bounty”: the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Cubing Grand Corruption Through Innovative Action, with P. Atlee, 29 American University International Law Review 2 (2014).

·Congressional Monuments Men? The Role of Congress in Fighting Terrorist Financing, While Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, The World Post/Huffington Post, Dec. 7, 2014.

·Illicit Trade in Looted Antiquities Helps Finance ISIS Terror Network, National Post, Sep. 15, 2014.

·The Plunder Funding the “Islamic State” - Islamic State sells ‘blood antiquities’ from Iraq and Syria to raise money,The Washington Post, Sep. 14, 2014.

·The plunder of antiquities funding ISIL: the world can learn from past ways of combating illicit markets, including the Kimberley Process, Gulf News, Sep. 16, 2014.

·Tomb Raiders and Returns: Recovering Cambodian Antiquities and Our Collective Culture, The World Post/Huffington Post, May. 23, 2014.

·The End of Dayton? With Bosnia on Fire, What Comes Next, with N. Skaljic, Huffington Post, Feb. 21, 2014.

·An Allied Effort to Save History, with T. Davis, The World Post/Huffington Post, Jan. 21, 2014.

·Stolen History: Why should we care about saving Syria's antiquities, Foreign Policy, Dec. 12, 2013.

·The “Evil” Swiss Banker?, Switzerland Today, Dec. 2013.

·Guatemala’s Ríos Montt and an End to Impunity, The Miami Herald, May 23, 2013.

·When Museums Do the Right Thing: Cambodian statues, Mongolian dinosaurs and the fight against stolen antiquities, with T. Davis, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, May 17, 2013.

·FCPA “bounties” and democratizing the global fight against corruption, UNCAC Alliance Coalition Newsletter, May 21, 2013

·A President’s Legal Legacy: Stolen Asset Recovery and the Rule of Law for All, The Diplomatic Courier, Jan./Feb. 2013.

·Assassination & Targeted Killing – A Historical and Post-Bin Laden Legal Analysis, 43 Georgetown Journal of International Law 259 (2012).

·Stolen Assets & Stolen Culture: The Illicit Antiquities Trade, the Perpetuation of Violence and Lessons from the Global Regulation of Blood Diamonds, with J. DeSousa, 2 Durham Law Review 159-180 (2012).

·What a Bosnian Mass Grave Can Teach Us About Syria's Civil War, The Atlantic, Dec. 18, 2012.

·Democratizing the Global Fight Against Corruption: The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Bounty on the FCPA, with P. Atlee, 36:2 Fletcher Forum on World Affairs 79 (Summer 2012).

·A President's Support of Stolen Asset Recovery and the Fight Against Impunity, Huffington Post, Sep. 24, 2012.

·How the World Took a Step Closer to Ending Impunity, CNN World, Jul. 13, 2012.

·Robert Zoellick: "Getting Stuff Done" at the World Bank and Beyond, Huffington Post, Jul. 5, 2012.

·Should Cambodian 'blood antiquities' be returned?, with T. Davis, CNN.com, Jun. 7, 2012.

·Litigation Expenses: Sustainable Investment Through Costly Liability, The Business Case for Sustainable Finance, with P. Atlee, edited by Iveta Cherneva (Routledge Press 2012).

·NATO's Warrior Scholars: the Critical Backbone of our Atlantic Alliance, Huffington Post, May. 28, 2012.

·"Old Country" Bonds: Chicago and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Huffington Post, May. 26, 2012.

·Robert Zoellick's effort to recover stolen assets… a World Bank legacy, Arab News, Apr. 29, 2012.

·Charles Taylor verdict: End to impunity - War-crimes prosecution means evil heads of state have no place to hide, Washington Times, Apr. 25, 2012.

·International Stolen Asset Recovery as a Development Issue: a World Bank President’s Legacy?, Huffington Post, Apr. 21, 2012.

·Gaddafi's Mansion: An "Arab Spring" Example of Asset Recovery, Huffington Post, Mar. 30, 2012.

·Life for Comrade Duch, a Milestone for International Justice: a UN-backed Cambodian court’s sentencing of the notorious Khmer Rouge executioner cracks the criminals’ culture of impunity, Guardian, Mar. 13, 2012.

·Fighting Pirates With Paper – How the Law of the Sea is Important in the Fight Against Piracy, Huffington Post, Mar. 1, 2012.

·Getting Back the Bad Guy’s Loot, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, Jan. 20, 2012.

·Europe and North America, The Responsibility to Protect: the promise of stopping mass atrocities in our time, edited by Jared Genser and Irwin Cotler (Oxford Press 2011).

·Beyond the Duvalier Legacy: What New "Arab Spring" Governments Can Learn from Haiti and the Benefits of Stolen Asset Recovery, with G. Cooper, 10 Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights 19 (2011).

·  Muammar Gaddafi and the Justice Tyrants Face: If the Libyan dictator is taken alive, Libyans will decide how he will be tried - we forget how recent a historical precedent this is, Guardian, Oct. 1, 2011.

·  Repatriating Justice: New Trends in Stolen Asset Recovery and Fighting Corruption, with G. Cooper, 12 Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 2 (Summer/Fall 2011).

·  The Search for Gaddafi’s Assets: How Libya and the Arab Spring Have Renewed the Global Fight Against Corruption, Huffington Post, Sep. 8, 2011.

·  Goran Hadzic’s Prosecution: International Justice at Last: The capture of the last individual indicted for war crimes in the Balkans is a milestone for the UN war crimes tribunal, Guardian, Aug. 13, 2011.

·  Stamping Out the Illicit Trade in Cultural Artifacts: The instability of the Arab Spring has created opportunities for smugglers of antiquities – the West has a responsibility to act, Guardian, Aug. 7, 2011.

·  The Prosecutor v. Muammar Gaddafi – and a Step Closer to Justice, Huffington Post, Jul. 26, 2011.

·  The Law's Long Arm & the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic, The Grotian Moment, Jun. 9, 2011.

·Ratko Mladic Arrest: Pen Mightier than Sword – As rule of law spreads, safe havens from prosecution dwindle, Washington Times, Jun. 3, 2011.

·Trans-Atlantic Cooperation and a Spirit That Binds Us, U.S. Policy (U.S. Embassy in Belgium), Jun. 2, 2011.

·Justice Finally Caught Up With Ratko Mladic, The New Republic, May 27, 2011.

·The Mladic Arrest: Justice Finally Arrives: Capturing the former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army is a positive step towards ending impunity for genocide, Al Jazeera Online, May 26, 2011.

·Power, Not Prisoners, is Gitmo’s Legacy: Defense takes point to fuel freedom, with P. Atlee, Washington Times, Apr. 12, 2011.

·Haiti Has Lessons for Tunisia, with G. Cooper, Washington Times, Feb. 4, 2011.

·5.7 Million Reasons for Duvalier to Return to Haiti, Huffington Post, Feb. 3, 2011.

·Justice for Haiti, via the Swiss, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, Oct. 4, 2010.

·Fast Cash in the Caribbean: Recovering Assets from Corrupt Leaders, with G. Cooper, Americas Quarterly (Fall 2010).

·Look Who’s Coming to Dinner: a warlord, a president, a model – and a blood diamond?, Washington Times, Aug. 2, 2010.

·The Next Financial Reform Floodgate, with M. Signer, Huffington Post, Jul. 30, 2010.

·Remembering Srebrenica & Our Responsibility to do More, Huffington Post, Jul. 17, 2010.

·Fighting Corruption to Improve Global Security: An analysis of international asset recovery systems, with J. Noell, 5 Yale Journal of International Affairs 2 (2010).

·With G-20 Influence Comes G-20 Responsibility, with Greg Cooper, Huffington Post, Jul. 6, 2010.

·The Long Arm of Justice, Huffington Post, Apr. 13, 2010.

·Rebuild the Right Way – Don’t let corruption hijack aid, with Jack Smith, Washington Times, Mar. 26, 2010. 

·Fighting Impunity: Recent International Asset Recovery Efforts to Combat Corruption, with Jenae Noel, Cayman Financial Review, Jan. 5, 2010. 

·The End of Impunity, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 1, 2008. 

·The ILC Debate and the Separation of Banking and Commerce: A Work in Progress, co-authored with C.F. Muckenfuss and Robert Eager, presented at the Financial Services Roundtable, May 12, 2006. 

·Milosevic: Two Stories and the Pursuit of Justice, Ventura County Star, Mar. 21, 2006. 

·How to Remember Milosevic: Last Words,The New Republic, Mar. 18, 2006. 

·Bodyguards for Justice,Legal Times, Jan. 23, 2006. 

·Iraqi Judges Deserve Support, Toronto Star, Oct. 19, 2005. 

·Iraq Tribunal Needs the World, USA Today, Oct. 18, 2005. 

·We Always Forget, Foreign Policy, Aug. 2005. 

·Mass Slaughter: We Always Forget, Sudan Tribune, Aug. 23, 2005. 

·Richness of Mankind Sacrificed to Indifference, Ventura County Star, July 17, 2005. 

·Cloak & Dagger Diplomacy: The U.S. & Assassination, A Study of Law and Policy, 1 Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 95 (2000).

·Act of State Doctrine Allows Foreign Taxes on Net Loan Interest Paid by a Foreign Central Bank to Qualify for Foreign Tax Credit: Riggs v. Commissioner, 53 Tax Lawyer 811 (2000).

·Liability for Actions of Broker-Dealers & Agents Involving the Sales of Variable Insurance Products, co-authored with John Sturc and Diana Preston, presented at the Investment Advisor and Broker-Dealer Compliance Conference for the Financial Services Industry, Sept. 10, 2000.

 

Selected Invited Lectures & Panels

• Cultural Diplomacy in Action, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Nov. June 2015.

• Davos and the Fight Against Blood Antiquities, Harvard Kennedy School, Nov. 2015.

• Saving Blood Antiquities: From International Justice to Davos, “Off the Record” with the Foreign Policy Association, New York, Oct. 2015.

• International Justice, Reconciliation & Grace, Robin Island, Cape Town, South Africa, June 2015.

• Cultural Property Under Threat: Supply & Demand, Ministry of Culture Conference, Cairo, Egypt, May 2015.

• Saving Our Culture While Fighting Terrorism Finance, International First Ladies Club, Washington, DC, May 2015.

• International Law and Fighting Impunity: From Genocide to Blood Antiquities, Harvard Law School, April 2015.

• Peace Versus Justice: negotiations and mediation in international criminal law, Global Mediation Rio, the Justice Tribunal, Rio, Brazil, Nov. 2014.

• Mediation & Negotiations in Asset Recovery & Stolen Antiquities Matters, Global Mediation Rio, the Justice Tribunal, Rio, Brazil, Nov. 2014.

• Fighting Impunity: war crimes to asset recovery to “blood antiquities,” The NEXUS Conference at the United Nations, New York, NY, July 2014.

• Stolen History and Stolen Culture – Stolen Antiqtuies, International Confernece on the Pathenon, the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June, 2014.

• Global Justice and the Fight Against Impunity, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Oct. 2013.

• International Cooperation for Grand Corruption Investigations and Asset Recovery, Ministry of Justice, Taiwan, Sep. 2013.

• Ethics and Leadership with the Executive Director of the Federation of German Industries (moderator), Bosch Foundation, Berlin, Germany, Jun. 2013.

• How to Engage Businesses and Foundations in Improving the Relationship Between the Muslim World and the West (co-chair), United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Fellows Forum, Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2013.

• The Fight Against Impunity: from Nuremberg to Today, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, Apr. 2013.

• Humanitarian Interventions (panelist), GlobSec Conference, Bratislava, Slovakia, Apr. 2013.

• The Life of an Accidental Diplomat, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Apr. 2013.

• The Responsibility to Protect: NATO, Libya and Syria, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Apr. 2013.

• Defining Your Brand: Making Your Mark in International Careers (panelist), Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, Apr. 2013.

• The Syria Project (panelist), Nashville Colloquium, Nashville, TN, Apr. 2013.

• Judicial Participation in the Constitutional Drafting Process (panelist), Public International Law & Policy Group, Gharyan, Libya, Mar. 2013.

• Lessons in Transitional Justice and Constitution Drafting (panelist), Public International Law & Policy Group, Misratah, Libya, Mar. 2013.

• Accountably, Integrity and Combating Corruption (chair), Council on Foreign Relations/World Bank,  Washington, DC, Mar. 2013.

• International Law and Prosecuting Mass Atrocities, Arizona State University Law School, Phoenix, AZ, Mar. 2013.

• Managing Corruption Risks: What this means for the World Bank Shareholders and Development Partners, Center for Strategic & International Studies (panelist), Washington, DC, Jan. 2013.

• A Belated Response to War Crimes & Genocide, The Ljubljana Human Rights Summit, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oct. 2012.

• The Responsibility to Protect: From Libya to Syria and Beyond, The Ljubljana Human Rights Summit, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oct. 2012.

• Prevention of Genocide & Mass Atrocities: The Role and Responsibilities of Global Governance Institutions to Contribute to World Peace (panelist), The Ljubljana Human Rights Summit, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oct. 2012.

• Leadership & Creativity in Pursing Justice (panelist), The White House Fellows Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, Oct. 2012.

• Ending Impunity: International Law & International Tribunals, University of Florence/Kent University, Florence, Italy, Oct. 2012.

• International Law and Prosecuting Genocide, Villa Le Balzevia/Georgetown University, Florence, Italy, Oct. 2012.

• Public Service & the Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Oct. 2012.

• International Tribunals and the Rule of Law, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, DC, Sep. 2013.

• A Review of StAR – Stolen Asset Recovery, The Royal United Services Institute, London, England, Aug. 2012.

• Multilateralism - American Perspectives, United States-United Kingdom Strategic Dialogue, Chatham House-Council on Foreign Relations, London, England, June 2012.

• How to Get Published (panelist), Women Leading the Future Conference, Microsoft, Washington, DC, May 2012.

• Leadership and Human Rights: Lessons from International Tribunals, Representative Tom Lantos Congressional Fellows, Washington, DC, Apr. 2012.

• Entrepreneurship and the Law (panelist), American Bar Association Conference, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Feb. 2012.

• Libya and the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine (panelist), British Parliament, London, England, Nov. 2011.

• Contemporary Issues in International Criminal Prosecutions (panelist), Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Nov. 2011.

• The Accidental War Crimes Prosecutor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Oct. 2011.

• International Tribunals – Making a Dent the Universe, World Learning/SIT Graduate Institute,  Washington, DC, Oct. 2011.

• U.S. & International Peacekeeping: From Aspiration to Implementation – Training & Equipping  (panel chair), The Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping Experts Roundtable, Citizens for Global Solutions, Washington, DC, Sep. 2011.

• The European Banking Crisis (panel chair), XI European Young Leaders Conference, Atlantik Forum/Atlantik-Brucke, Pristina, Kosovo, Jun. 2011.

• The Future of European Islam (panel chair), XI European Young Leaders Conference, Atlantik Forum/Atlantik-Brucke, Pristina, Kosovo, Jun. 2011.

• International Cooperation for Asset Recovery (keynote speaker), The Brdo Process, Conference of Ministers of the Western Balkans (hosted by the Slovenian Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and U.S. Attorney General), Brdo, Slovenia, Apr. 2011.

• International Law and War Crimes, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Apr. 2011.

• International Law & Transitional Justice, Slovenian Embassy to the United States, Apr. 2011.

• International Cooperation for Grand Corruption/Asset Recovery Operations, International Association of Prosecutors Latin American Regional Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, Mar. 2011.

• International Transitional Justice – the Balkans and Liberia, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, Mar. 2011 (via skype).

• Perspectives in Transitional Justice, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Feb. 2011.

• Boundary and Ethnic Disputes in Bosnia, Bertelsmann Foundation, Washington, DC, Jan. 2011.

• Assessing the NATO Summit (panel chair), NATO Summit/Young Atlantisist Summit, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 2010.

• Prosecuting Genocide, Boston College Law School, Boston, MA, Oct. 2010.

• Seizure of Assets: International Cooperation, International Association of Prosecutors Regional Conference on Cooperating Against Corruption, Belgrade, Serbia, Oct. 2010.

• Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Sep. 2010.

• Tools of the Trade (panelist), Young Professionals in Foreign Policy/Aspen Institute, Washington, DC, Jul. 2010.

• Public Diplomacy & the Fulbright Scholar Program (panelist), Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA, Jun. 2010.

• The Role of Leadership in Fighting & Perpetrating Genocide, 8th and I Synagogue, Washington, DC, Mar. 2010.

• Preparing to Fight and Operate in Uncertain Environments (facilitator), Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY, Nov. 2009.

• Support for International Tribunals, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA, Nov. 2009.

• Power v. Religion: Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Nov. 2009.

• International Law: Prosecuting Genocide, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, Sep. 2009.

• Rackham Distinguished Human Rights Lecture, Center for International and Comparative Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Sep. 2009.

• New York 400 / Fulbright @ 60:  A Transatlantic Dialogue (panelist), The Levin Institute, New York, NY, Sep. 2009.

• Challenges to International Security (panelist), U.S.-Japan Leadership Program Conference, Kyoto, Japan, Aug. 2009.

• New Developments in International Stolen Asset Recovery, Offshore Alert Due Diligence Conference, Miami, FL, Apr. 2009.

• Human Rights Investigations & Prosecutions in a Post-Conflict Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, Mar. 2009.

• International Efforts in Fighting Grand Corruption: Stolen Asset Recovery, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, Mar. 2009.

• The Impact of the NAF-Fulbright Scholar Program, The Netherland-America Foundation, New York, NY, Mar. 2009.

• Bribery Training for Government Officials (discussant), The World Bank, Washington, DC, Mar. 2009.

• The Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative: Country Operations, The World Bank, Washington, DC, Mar. 2009.

• The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, International Association of Prosecutors Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands, Mar. 2009.

• Faith and Human Security (panelist), Transparency International’s International Anti-Corruption Conference, Athens, Greece, Nov. 2008.

• A StAR Initiative Dialogue with Civil Society on Asset Recovery (panelist), Transparency International’s International Anti-Corruption Conference, Athens, Greece, Oct. 2008.

• Faith and Society (panelist), U.S.-Japan Leadership Program Conference, Seattle, WA, Aug. 2008.

• The Future of International Justice, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, June 2006.

• International Law & War Crimes, from Bosnia to Baghdad, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, May, 2006.

• The Slobodan Milosevic Case, Conference at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland, Apr., 2006

• The Legacy & Future of Peace & Conflict Studies, Fulbright Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2005.

• International Criminal Law in The Hague, Pepperdine University School of Law, Oct. 2005.

• The Tenth Anniversary of a Genocide, Human Rights First, Washington, DC, Jul. 2005.

• The Challenges of Operating Within & Between International Organizations & States, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, Apr. 2005.

• The Investigation & Prosecution of a Modern Genocide in Europe, Oxford University, England, Mar. 2005.

• International Criminal Law and the War Crimes Tribunal, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Sep. 2003.

• Investigations & Prosecutions at the ICTY, The Danish Center for Human Rights, Denmark, Sep. 2003.

• Introduction to the War Crimes Tribunal, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands, Aug. 2003.

• Command Responsibility, The Baltic Defense College & the Estonian Ministry of Defense, Estonia, May 2003.

• NATO-UN Cooperation and the Prosecution of Genocide, The NATO School, Germany, Apr. 2003.

• The Prosecution of General Radislav Krstic, The NATO School, Germany, Nov. 2002.

• The Srebrenica Investigation and Prosecution, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, Oct. 2002.

• War Crimes Investigations and Prosecutions, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, Sep. 2002.

 

Past/Current Memberships

·         American Bar Association

·         American Slovenian Education Foundation (Co-Chair, Board of Advisors)

·         American Society of International Law

·         Asset Recovery Experts Network

·         Atlantik -Brucke’s German-American Young Leaders Program

·         Atlantic Council

·         Atlantic Council Young Atlanticist Network

·         Atlas Service Corps (Board of Trustees/Senior Advisory Board)

·         Bar of the District of Colombia

·         Bar of the State of California

·         Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

·         British American Project (Fellow)

·         Council on Foreign Relations (Term Member Advisory Committee)

·         Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance (Board of Advisors)

·         Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology (Co-Chair, International Advisory Council)

·         Fulbright Association (NCAC Fulbright Association Board of Directors)

·         Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Rights Award (Board of Advisors)

·         Georgetown University’s Board of Governors

·         Georgetown University Institute for Law, Science & Global Security (Senior Fellow)

·         Georgetown University Institute of International Economic Law (Senior Fellow)

·         Georgetown University Law Center’s Law Alumni Board

·         Humanity in Action Foundation (Board of Directors & American Program Board)

·         International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy

·         International Bar Association

·         Ladies International Foundation (Advisory Board)

·         Luke’s Wings (Advisory Board)

·         National Committee on United States-China Relations’ Young Leaders Forum (Fellow)

·         Public International Law & Policy Group (Advisory Council)

·         Reserve Officers Association (Life Member)

·         United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (Delegate/Fellow)

·         United Nations Association of the United States

·         U.S.-Japan Leadership Program (Fellow)

·         U.S.-Spain Council Young Leaders Program (Fellow)

·         U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services & Finance Industries (ITAC 10)

·         White House Fellows Foundation & Association (Secretary of the Board of Directors, Life Member)

·         World Economic Forum (Young Global Leader)

·         Who's Who in International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law

·         Who's Who in the World

·         Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (Board of Counselors)