DATES: AUG 29 - SEP 2, 2016      
TUITION: $1995      






All over the world, talented, ambitious women are being held back from achieving their potential at the top of organizations by a range of cultural, social, educational, and emotional barriers. The ILI Women’s Leadership Program has been designed to equip women with the career strategies and self-awareness that allow them to reach the highest levels within their organization. After attendance at the seminar, participants should leave with greater self-knowledge and greater confidence in their own abilities and leadership style. The seminar will equip participants to diagnose workplace situations, also to master powerful communication tactics, and to set a path for professional success.

The course will address the following questions: How can organizations innovate or solve complex problems if their leaders are all pressed from the same mould? How can they respond to the needs of their customers if they have no insight into half of the people who make up that customer base? How can we possibly hope to build a better world for everyone without drawing on everyone’s skills and experiences? Progressive governments and organizations have introduced well-meaning policies, but change is occurring at a slow speed. As with all complex problems, it’s going to take a range of approaches to address it.

As someone considering this program, you will have experience and will be responsible for leading others and making important decisions. As a middle-senior manager or executive, you may be moving through the organization or welcome an opportunity to re-examine your leadership reach. On this program you will be part of an international peer-group of participants working in a wide range of sectors from many regions across the world.


Course Outline


Key topics will include:

  • Leadership—aligning your leadership strategy and style with your own personal values and self-image
  • Innovation—identifying opportunities for new or enhanced products, services, and business models, while supporting entrepreneurial initiatives
  • Communication—capturing maximum value through skillful and effective communication
  • Service Management—helping your organization enhance service and differentiate on service excellence
  • Change—leading organizational change and creating an environment that inspires and sustains results-focused change
  • Values—implementing ethical communication and decision-making strategies across all levels of the organization

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how gender shapes the way power and leadership are experienced
  • Be able to diagnose situations to select appropriate individual leadership styles
  • Master successful communication tactics –how to leverage influence and achieve win-win agreements
  • Learn tactics for building effective, supportive professional networks
  • Acquire new tools to achieve balance and cultivate personal fulfillment
  • Analyze a current personal career challenge to develop problem-solving skills for immediate application


Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting organizations.  He has extensive business development, human resource, marketing, policy and strategy formulation experience, leading multidisciplinary teams, and promoting innovative approaches in countries with minimal institutional capacity.  He has worked in the US, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean and served as Senior Director with various donor projects, countries and partners.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Seminar Schedule for the International Law Institute (ILI). ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations and emerging economies. Participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 31,000 participants, from over 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. We invite you to nominate appropriate candidates to participate in the following seminars to be held at our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

ILI organizes special seminars and conferences in the ILI facilities and abroad. ILI also partners with many renowned organizations to co-sponsor other events which contribute to the promotion of the rule of law and international development.

If you are interested in applying for, or nominating a colleague to attend one of our seminars, please contact us at +1-202-247-6006 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to hearing from you.


Chairman's Signature

Don Wallace, Jr.





The International Law Institute, a non-profit educational and training institute based in Washington DC, is a leading provider of training and technical assistance related to governance, project management, public private partnerships, legislative drafting, and public administration. Established in 1955, originally as part of Georgetown University, ILI has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

ILI Centers of Expertise:

  • Center for Public Procurement Law and Policy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Center
  • International Investment Law Center
  • International Trade Law Center
  • Private Investment in Infrastructure Center
  • Center for Comparative Legislative Management

Chairman: Professor Don Wallace, Georgetown University Law Center
Executive Director: Kim Phan
Director of Programs: Gerhard Botha

International Law Institute
Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
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DATES: NOV  28 - DEC 9, 2016    
TUITION: $3950    






This course teaches lawyers, investors and government officials how to draft, negotiate and interpret international investment treaties, and how to resolve disputes arising from them, including the valuation of damages and enforcement. The use of bilateral investment agreements has exploded in recent years. In 2010, almost 3,000 such treaties were in effect. This course provides students with the basics of foreign investment law and regulation and advanced instruction in how and when to initiate arbitration proceedings against nations that violate investment agreements.


Course Outline


Basic Standards for the Treatment of Foreign Investment

  • National laws and regulations
  • Minimum standards under customary international law
  • Background on the history of free trade and other agreements relating to investment
  • Substance of common investor protection clauses, including national treatment, MFN, fair and equitable treatment, transfer of funds and expropriation and nationalization


Investor-State Dispute Settlement

  • Arbitration under various treaties, including ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, ECT and UNCITRAL
  • Selection of forum and the arbitrators
  • Alternative forms of dispute resolution
  • Role of the arbitral tribunal and conduct of proceedings
  • Managing the arbitration
  • Sources and choice of applicable law
  • State defenses to investor claims
  • Methods of calculating damages
  • Recognition, enforcement and challenges to an arbitral award


Course Advisors

Ian A. Laird is a Special Legal Consultant in the International Dispute Resolution Group of Crowell & Moring LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. He is also licensed to practice as a barrister & solicitor in Ontario, Canada. His practice is focused in the field of international investment law and arbitration. Ian has spoken extensively and published numerous articles on international investment arbitration, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of, the on-line investment arbitration award service published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Borzu Sabahi is an attorney in the International Arbitration group of Curtis Mallet Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP in Washington, DC. He is licensed to practice in New York and District of Columbia. He focuses his practice on representing governments and state-owned entities in investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters. Mr. Sabahi's experience includes serving as counsel and expert in cases brought under a number of bilateral investment treaties, NAFTA Chapter 11, and DR-CAFTA Chapter 10 and under the rules of UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC, ICDR and LCIA in a variety of industrial sectors, including oil and gas and power generation. Mr. Sabahi is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center where he co-teaches a seminar on investor state dispute resolution. He regularly speaks at conferences and has widely published on various aspects of international investment law, including a comprehensive casebook entitled "Investor State Arbitration" (co-author, Oxford 2008)

Professor Jose Antonio Rivas is an associate at Arnold and Porter in Washington DC, focusing his practice on international investment arbitration. He is former Foreign Investment Director of the Ministry of Trade of Colombia, where he updated the Colombian International Investment Agreement (IIA) Model and he successfully concluded over twelve IIA negotiations. Professor Rivas is former Counsel of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He received his Doctorate in Law in Juridical Science –SJD– with Distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, where he servers as adjunct professor of Investment Treaty Arbitration, Public International Law, and Landmark Judgments of the ICJ. He is author of various articles and book chapters on international investment arbitration and public international law.



DATES: JUN 13 - 17, 2016
TUITION: $1995





This course strengthens participant knowledge of the fundamentals of antitrust and competition law and provides participants with important insights on new developments, cutting edge issues, and best practices. In addition, major substantive and procedural fundamentals and developments will be explored through lecture, in-class discussion, and real-world case studies.

Examining the foundations, sources, and underlying principles of antitrust laws, the course will provide participants with the opportunity to critically examine the material with colleagues and experts and to discuss case studies reflecting the application of antitrust principles throughout the world.

Furthermore, beyond foundational material, participants will consider issues relating to cartels, dominant position abuse, mergers, joint ventures, distribution, information exchanges and the IP/antitrust interface, as well as the enforcement strategies employed to achieve these goals in both the public and private sectors. The course is intended for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, government officials, judicial officers and officials of judicial and legal training units.


Course Outline


Foundations/Sources of Antitrust/Competition Laws

  • Substantive policy goals
  • Procedures and free markets


Antitrust Fundamentals

  • Cartels
  • Dominant position abuse
  • Mergers
  • Joint ventures
  • Vertical restraints
  • Information exchanges and the IP/antitrust interface


Competition Enforcement

  • Public (civil/criminal sanctions, ex ante notification)
  • Private and collective redress



  • Important concepts
  • Collusion
  • Abuse
  • Market definition/market power
  • Role of experts


Globalization of Antitrust

  • Global restraints/international responses
  • Regional, bilateral and networks – conflicts


New and Latest Developments

  • Conflicts to convergence
  • Enhanced enforcement techniques and compliance



  • Case studies
  • Teamed problem solving and possible visit to an enforcement agency or a court


Course Advisor

Howard W. Fogt has practiced antitrust and competition law for more than 40 years as a partner in the Washington DC and Brussels Belgium offices of Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice has involved counselling/litigating on cartels, dominant positions, mergers/acquisitions, joint ventures, information exchanges and the IP/antitrust interface as well as antitrust/competition law in international trade. Mr. Fogt taught EU competition law at Georgetown University Law Center.

He has written and spoken extensively on U.S. EU and international antitrust issues. Prior to entering private practice, he was a law clerk on the Ohio Supreme Court and Associate Counsel on the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is admitted to the Ohio State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court. He is fluent in English and French.



DATES: NOV 28 - DEC 2, 2016    
TUITION: $1995    





Financial assessments of proposed projects have become necessary for countries considering PPPs for infrastructure projects. These assessments are essential to attracting private investors. This is particularly important for countries with substantial needs in infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion. The workshop primarily focuses on two financial models: graphical and numerical, which have proven quite successful for preliminary financial evaluations when detailed data and financial arrangements are not yet fully defined.

* Workshop participants are encouraged to obtain, prior to the workshop, basic data available on an existing or proposed PPP project of their interest. If this is not feasible, pro forma data will be provided at the seminar.


Course Outline


Financial assessments of PPP projects

  • Toolkit’s Graphical and Numerical models
  • Exercise to assess viability of project
  • Team presentation


Overview of PPP options and strategies

  • Brief history
  • Key success factors
  • Applications to different forms of infrastructure (e.g., transport, energy, security, health and education)
  • Main stakeholders and their interaction


Policy and Planning

  • Planning, objectives and PPP policy framework
  • Laws and Contracts - Legal, legislative and contract bases for PPP


Implementation and Monitoring

  • Stages in PPP development from project identification to contract management


Course Advisor

Cesar Queiroz is an international consultant on roads and transport infrastructure. His main expertise is in public-private partnerships and road management and development. Between 1986 and 2006, he held several senior positions with the World Bank, including as Principal Highway Engineer and Highways Advisor. Prior to joining the World Bank, Cesar was the deputy director of the Brazilian Road Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; a M.Sc. in production engineering; and a B.Sc. in civil engineering. Cesar has published two books and more than 130 papers and articles. His recent assignments include infrastructure advisory services to over 18 countries. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and has lectured on PPP at George Washington University since 1996, and at the International Law Institute since 2007.