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For immediate release: April 3, 2003
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Media advisory: George Shultz to address 'National Sovereignty' conference

WHO: Former Secretary of State George Shultz and leading scholars in international affairs from Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University

WHAT: A conference on "National Sovereignty and International Institutions"

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: 104 Computer Science Building on the Princeton University campus

"National Sovereignty and International Institutions" is a response to a challenge posed last year by Shultz, a 1942 Princeton graduate, as he received the University's first John Witherspoon Medal for Distinguished Statesmanship, administered by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Shultz asked scholars and statesmen to begin grappling seriously with the tension that exists between an international order based on the principle of state sovereignty and the creation of international tribunals to enforce human rights and to pursue other ends.

The conference will begin with a keynote address by Charles Larmore of the University of Chicago, who will consider the question, “Is Justice Universal?” It will be followed with an address by Shultz at 12:15 p.m. about his reflections on the tensions between international institutions and state sovereignty. Shultz’s address is cosponsored by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Other featured speakers include Ruth Wedgwood of Johns Hopkins University, Jack Goldsmith of the University of Chicago, Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution, Anne-Marie Slaughter of the Woodrow Wilson School and Jeremy Rabkin of Cornell University. The event is sponsored by the James Madison Program and the Center of International Studies.

The full schedule is available at: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/jmadison/evtNatSov.htm