Special Event | Weatherhead Scholars Program (Zoom)


Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8:30am to 2:30pm


Online via Zoom

“The Future of Sanctions: Law & Diplomacy”

Organized by Weatherhead Scholars Program Fellow (2021–2022) and Consul General Arnaud Mentré and cosponsored by the Consulate of France in Boston and Georgetown Law.

Over the last 30 years, the use of economic sanctions has become one of the most significant developments in the foreign policy of the United States and, more recently, of the European Union and its Member States. Sanctions have been used in a variety of international crises, with growing political and economic impact, as exemplified by today’s international response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

To discuss sanctions and diplomacy today, a large group of Law professors and practitioners, from the US and from France, have accepted to participate in the transatlantic academic dialogue proposed by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, the Center for Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown Law, and the French Consulate in Boston.

On June 2nd and 3rd, come and join these leading academic figures as they discuss some key questions for the future of sanctions:

  • How to use sanctions to respond to violations of international law with strong political/economic impact?
  • How to ensure that sanctions are effective, enforceable and adaptable?
  • How to promote converging views and multilateral coordination among partners and Allies?

Program & Registration:

For a detailed program and registration information, please visit the Eventbrite website.

To participate in this event online, please choose one of the online options in our tickets—you will receive the link to connect to the seminar a few days prior to the event.

In order to encourage a flowing dialogue throughout the Q&A session, space is limited. By signing up, you may be put directly onto a Waitlist.


Erin Goodman