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McKelvey School of Engineering

Twentieth Anniversary Virtual Gala & World Peace Through Law Award

Wednesday, November 18 | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Event

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute celebrates twenty years of academic excellence in November 2020. Founded in 2000 as the Washington University School of Law “Institute for Global Legal Studies,” the Institute was renamed in 2002 in honor and recognition of Whitney R. Harris’ lifelong achievements in the field of international justice, and his support of legal education and research.

The Harris Institute enhances the intellectual vibrancy of Washington University School of Law and the University and fosters collaboration, dialogue, and exchange among colleagues at home and abroad who are engaged in international or comparative work. Through a combination of education and research, the Institute’s mission is to increase global knowledge and understanding, promote the rule of law, and address problems that require international cooperation and global solutions.

The World Peace Through Law Award is bestowed upon an individual who, by his or her work and writings, has considerably advanced the rule of law and thereby contributed to world peace. Established in 2006 by a gift from Whitney and Anna Harris, the Award recognizes individuals who have achieved great distinction in the field of international law and international relations. The 2020 laureate is Professor Patricia Viseur Sellers.

This event is open to the public.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Law


Humanities & Society



Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series - PILPSS
Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Event Contact

Tabitha Crawford | tabitha.c@wustl.edu

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