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Dep. Secretary Steinberg Lecture

On November 2, 2009, Deputy Secretary of State James "Jim" B. Steinberg, a member of YJIL's 2008-2009 Advisory Board, delivered a lecture at the Yale Law School entitled "Law and Foreign Policy Challenges."

Deputy Secretary Steinberg emphasized the need for international cooperation and multilateral diplomacy to solve the challenges of the twenty-first century, noting that respect for international law and international legal institutions is central to execution of foreign policy in the Obama Administration.  “We’re convinced that the failure to engage and use our influence to create more effective international institutions will in the long run be disadvantageous to our national interests,” Steinberg said.