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Allen S. Weiner, JD

Senior Lecturer in Law; Director, Stanford Program in International Law; Co-Director, Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation; CDDRL and CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member; Europe Center Affiliated Faculty

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August 28th, 2013

Experts on intelligence, terrorism, international law and Mideast policy examine Syrian conflict

CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A

While the U.S. weighs options and rallies its allies for a possible military strike against Syria, Stanford experts consider the implications of an attack on Damascus. +VIDEO+
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June 7th, 2012

Students simulate White House war-room drama in class born of Ethics & War series

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Stanford undergraduate and law students simulate Cabinet war-room meeting on whether to launch a pre-emptive strike against Syria for The Ethics and Law of War class, which grew out of the two-year Ethics & War series. Read more »



August 18th, 2009

Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development complete training

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News

Rising leaders from some of the world's most challenging nations, including China, Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, recently completed a three-week seminar at Stanford as Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development. This year's extraordinary fellows included members of parliament, government advisors, civic activists, jurists, journalists, international development experts and founders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The program, now in its fifth year, seeks to foster linkages among democracy, economic development, human rights, and the rule of law, and has received generous gifts from William Draper III and Ingrid von Mangoldt Hills. Read more »



February 10th, 2009

Obama swiftly lays Bush era to rest

CISAC in the news: San Francisco Chronicle on January 25, 2009

Allen Weiner, CISAC faculty member, was quoted in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the actions President Obama took during his first week in office to convey a single message: the Bush administration is over. Read more »



February 14th, 2008

O'Melveny & Myers funds faculty chair at Stanford Law School honoring former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher

STANFORD, Calif., February 14, 2008 - Stanford Law School today announced that O'Melveny & Myers law firm and a number of its current and retired partners have committed $1.5 million over five years to permanently endow the Warren Christopher Professorship of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy. The gift is one of the largest from a law firm to fund a faculty position at the law school. Read more »




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Meet the first class to enter Stanford's new Faculty College
The team members are Scott Sagan, political science; Debra Satz, philosophy; Allen Weiner, senior lecturer, law; Paul Wise, professor in child health, medicine; and Joseph Felter, senior research scholar at the Center for International Security and ...
June 15, 2011 in Stanford University News

Obama's Libya attack angers Bay Area lawmakers
Congress' power to stop the administration short of cutting off funds is limited. But Allen Weiner, director of the international law program at Stanford University, said, "That's a political catastrophe for Congress because the president gets to say they are leaving the troops without the resources they need."
March 22, 2011 in San Francisco Chronicle

Israel's flotilla raid revives questions of international law
"The Israeli blockade itself against Gaza itself is not illegal, and it's okay for Israeli ships to operate in international waters to enforce it," said Allen Weiner, former State Department lawyer and legal counselor at the American Embassy in the Hague, and now a professor at Stanford Law School.
June 1, 2010 in Washington Post

Campaigns host joint Middle East debate
Law professor Allen Weiner moderated the debate between Quran and Kabaker, who spent the first part of the debate considering the wider picture of the ...
May 25, 2010 in The Stanford Daily