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International Agreements and the U.S. State Department

Please join CSIL on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in JG 105, 12:10-1:10pm for a lunchtime discussion with Susan Biniaz, who will be speaking on her time at the Department of State, including her work on the Paris Agreement, the International Space Station Agreements, and dealing with Somali piracy. 

Susan Biniaz has been in the legal adviser’s office at the State Department since 1984. She has been the principal lawyer on the climate change negotiations since 1989. Biniaz has worked on legal issues related to the Middle East, diplomatic law, and outer space before turning to oceans, environmental, and scientific affairs, which has remained her specialization. After heading the legal Office for European Affairs, she headed the Oceans, Environment, and Science legal office for many years before becoming a deputy legal adviser. As deputy, she supervised the Treaty Office and issues related to the law of the sea, human rights, the Western Hemisphere, piracy off the coast of Somalia, law enforcement, and private international law.

**A non-pizza lunch will be provided**

This event has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP