Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Tobacco Control and Human Rights
Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School
Date and Time
January 15, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Open to the public.
No RSVP required
Building 200 (History Corner)
Abstract Preventing tobacco addiction is one of the leading ways to prevent fatal disease, yet many nations have declined to take steps against it. In recent years an international legal effort has begun to fill this void. In this lecture Professor Koh, formerly Legal Adviser of the U.S. State Department, will review the various dimensions of the legal campaign that is now underway.
Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for nearly four years as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.
Professor Koh is one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He first began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its fifteenth Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he took leave as the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law to join the State Department as Legal Adviser, service for which he received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. From 1993 to 2009, he was the Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and from 1998 to 2001, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.