Fallout from the collapse of states—particularly Syria—was the focus of an NYU Law conference in Barcelona in July. Held with the support of former Congressman Frank Guarini ’50, LLM ’55, the conference addressed issues such as the ongoing refugee crisis, its national security implications, and the obligations of states to noncitizens. Alongside NYU Law professors and trustees, conference participants included former UK prime minister Gordon Brown; current and former US Supreme Court justices Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and John Paul Stevens; and Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Posted September 2, 2016