HLSA International Forum

The Harvard Law School Association invites you to a global speaker series featuring prominent HLS alumni from around the world. Each speaker will reflect on their time at HLS and the current economic, social and legal context.

The Forum will run under two hours, and each regional conversation will be twenty-five minutes in length. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speakers.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

8:00 am Eastern Time (New York time)


This event is hosted over Zoom; after registering, you will receive the log-in credentials.


Program Schedule

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Salvo Arena LL.M. ’00, President, HLSA of New York City, Co-Chair of the HLSA International Section; Co-head Private Equity Partner at Chiomenti

Conversation with Asia (8:05 am - 8:30 am ET)

Speaker: Judge O-Gon Kwon, LL.M. ’85, President of the Korean Society of Law, and former President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court    
Moderator: Young Joon (Y.J.) Kim J.D. ’83, President, HLSA of Korea; Chairman at Asian University for Women Support Foundation

Conversation with Europe (8:30 am - 8:55 am ET)

Speaker: Dr. Koen Lenaerts LL.M. ’78, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, former Visiting Professor at HLS, Professor of European Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium
Moderator: Luc Frieden LL.M. ’88, Member, HLSA International Section; former Luxembourg Minister of Justice and Finance, Partner at Elvinger Hoss

Conversation with South America (8:55 am - 9:20 am ET)

Speaker: Raquel Elias Ferreira Dodge LL.M. ’07, Former General Prosecutor of Brazil  

Moderators: Max Fontes LL.M. ’00, President, HLSA of Brazil; Partner at Fontes, Tarso, Ribeiro & Luciana Tornovsky LL.M. ’00, Member, HLSA Executive Committee, Vice-President of HLSA of Brazil, Co-Chair of HLS Women's Alliance Brazil Chapter, Member of the Board, Harvard Club Alumni of Brazil; Partner at Demarest

Conversation with North America (9:20 am - 9:45 am ET)

Speaker: Nicole Arnaboldi J.D. ’84, Partner at Oak Hill Capital
Moderator: Chris Mann J.D. ’89, President, HLSA; Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell

Closing Remarks

Peter Krause J.D. ’74, Member, HLSA Senior Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the HLSA International Section; Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co. and Greenhill & Co.


International Forum 2021


8:00AM - 10:00AM Thu 10 Jun 2021, Eastern timezone

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Please contact Salvo Arena LLM ’00 at salvo.arena@chiomenti.net for questions regarding this program.