Professor Edwards Makes Presentation at U.S. State Department Affiliate in Rome
On Thursday, 1 October 2009, Professor George E. Edwards gave a presentation in Rome, Italy at the Commission for Cultural Exchange between the United States and Italy (Commissione per gli Scambi Culturali fra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti), which is an affiliate office of the U.S. Department of State and houses the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission. The presentation focused on American Legal Education, and highlighted opportunities for Italian students to receive Master of Laws (LL.M.) and other advanced degrees in the United States. Attendees and participants included Fulbright staff, representatives from Italian Law Schools (faculty, students), and staff of EducationUSA (another U.S. State Department affiliate).
In Rome, Professor Edwards was also a delegate to the 137th meeting of the United Nations Food and Agricultural (FAO) Council held at FAO world headquarters from 28 September – 2 October 2009.
The FAO Council is the executive organ of the FAO Conference, which is the supreme governing body of the FAO that meets in regular session every two years. The Council has 49 Members, has powers delegated to it by the Conference, and exercises functions dealing with the world food and agricultural situation and related matters, current and prospective activities of the Organization, and other matters.
Professor Edwards is accredited to the United Nations to represent the National Bar Association (NBA), and he is the National Bar Association International Law Section Chairperson-at-Large for Public International Law.