Speaker Event Registration
Event Timing: February 29th, 2024 at 11:30 AM.
Location: Fauteux Hall 302
Lunch will be provided. 

Dean Kristen Boon
Kristen Boon is the Dean of the uOttawa Faculty of Law- Common Law Section. Dean Boon’s work encompasses public and private law, with particular interest in international responsibility, access to justice, and immunities. She is an expert in international law and contracts and has published articles on investor / state arbitration, sanctions, state responsibility, and international organizations. Her current research is focused on issues relating to state owned entities, access to justice in international law, and the law of immunities. Dean Boon began her legal career as a Litigation Associate at the New York firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She is a former Canadian Supreme Court Clerk, and she recently served as a visiting academic in the legal bureau of Global Affairs Canada.

Professor Christopher Penny
Chris Penny has been a full-time faculty member at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs since 2004, and has previously taught international law at the uOttawa Faculty of Law. His academic writing focuses on the law of armed conflict and principles governing the use of force. In 2022, Professor Penny retired after nineteen years of service as a reserve legal officer (Army Lieutenant-Colonel) in the Directorate of International and Operational Law in the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). There, he participated in Canadian delegations to various multilateral treaty negotiations (including the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty) and served as legal advisor during the NATO operations in Afghanistan and Libya.

Professor Masud Husain
Masud Husain retired from Canada’s foreign service in the summer of 2021. Upon his retirement, he was Director General and Deputy Legal Adviser at Global Affairs Canada. Prior to this appointment, he was Canada’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. His other foreign postings include Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and embassies in the Netherlands, Jordan and Syria. At Global Affairs Canada’s headquarters in Ottawa, his other notable appointments include Director General for the Middle East and Executive Director of the Criminal and Diplomatic Law Division.
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