“Get Back!”: Inside the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Restore

5:00pm - 6:00pm / Thursday 9th June 2022 / Venue: SLSJ Events Space, School of Law and Social Justice Building Cypress Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Joe Biden entered the White House determined not just to reverse the excesses of the Trump Administration, but also more ambitiously to restore the postwar liberal order of international law and institutions to “get back to where we once belonged.” After a year and a half, how well has he succeeded?

In this lecture, Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law and former Dean at Yale Law School, currently Counsel to Ukraine against Russia at the World Court, and a legal advisor to four Presidents, including President Biden in his first year, offers this insider’s account and assessment.


Professor Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law and former Dean (2004-09) at Yale Law School. He is currently a George Eastman Visiting Professor at Balliol College, Oxford University.

Professor Koh has served under four US presidents, as Senior Advisor (2021-present) and Legal Adviser to the US Secretary of State (2009-2013), Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (1998-2001), and Attorney-Adviser at the US Department of Justice (1983-1985).

This event is sponsored by the International Law and Human Rights Unit at the University of Liverpool.