Lecture by Burkle Center Deputy Director Anna Spain for the UCLA Extension Beyond the Headlines Speaking Series.
This lecture is part of the UCLA Extension “Beyond the Headlines” Speaking Series. Admission is granted through enrollement in this series. For more information visit UCLA Extension at www.uclaextenstion.edu.
Anna Spain is the Deputy Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA's primary academic unit for interdisciplinary research and policy-oriented teaching on the role of the United States in global cooperation and conflict, and military, political, social and economic affairs. She is also a Lecturer in Law at the UCLA School of Law where she teaches international dispute resolution. Ms. Spain’s research focuses on the intersection of international law and alternative dispute resolution, international and cross-cultural disputes and conflict assessment. Ms. Spain is a mediator with over 13 years of experience. She has successfully mediated over 50 disputes in the public and private sectors. She has also trained and advised clients in mediation, negotiation and international law. Currently, she is working with Mediators Beyond Borders on peacebuilding initiatives in Zimbabwe. A former Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Ms. Spain has experience in multilateral negotiations at the United Nations in Geneva and in international arbitration at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague where she represented the United States in three cases. Ms. Spain also served as the State Department’s primary legal adviser on international investment disputes in Asia and the Pacific. Ms. Spain clerked for the Honorable Judge Raymond Finch in the U.S. District Court in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to legal practice, she was a policy analyst at the U.S. Trade Representative's Office and the Environmental Protection Agency where she participated in negotiating the U.S. – Chile Free Trade Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol.
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