High Table Symposium

One of the central features of the LL.M. program is the “High Table” luncheon series, which is held throughout during the academic year. High Table is a luncheon discussion attended by LL.M. faculty and required for LL.M. students, based on presentations by practitioners from the public and private sectors and visiting legal scholars. Some of our recent guests are listed below.

Some of our High Table guests have also been invited to offer Fletcher-wide speeches under the auspices of the distinguished Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series.  These have included H.E. Hisashi Owada, then President of the International Court of Justice; Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohamed Elbaradei; andH.E. Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th Session of the U.N. General Assembly.

2014 – 2015 Speakers at The Fletcher LL.M. High Table Series

Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel-Laureate-in-Residence and director general emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on non-proliferation issues and the current situation in Egypt 

Gillian Sorensen, Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow in 2014 and the National Advocate and Senior Advisor to the United Nations Foundation, on public diplomacy initiatives at the United Nations

Mark C. Fleming, Esq., Partner WilmerHale, speaking on his litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Guantanamo detainees

Rory O. Millson, Esq., partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, on application of international law to the lethal use of drones

Professor Cecile Aptel, on her work with the UN High Commission for Human Rights


The following speakers also joined the LL.M. class for conversations:

Alan Craine, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Baker Hughes

Her Excellency Joyce Alouch, Vice President and Judge of the International Criminal Court

Gian Luca Burci, Legal Counsel at the World Health Organization