HBKU’S College of Law and Public Policy hosts a colloquium on “Representing States in the Public International Law Disputes”


The College of Law and Public Policy (CLPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will host a colloquium on Representing States in Public International Law Disputes. The colloquium aims to explore the unique challenges to legal counsel when representing a state in a dispute against another state.

The dean of CLPP, Dr. Susan L. Karamanian will chair the event with the guest speaker Peter Tzeng, an international lawyer at Foley Hoag, where he demonstrated his expertise in advising and representing countries on matters relative to public international law and international investment law.

Dr. Karamanian said: “HBKU continually seeks to promote a dialogue and exchange of knowledge on timely and important issues, particularly in the international realm.”

She also added: “Mr. Tzeng’s insights, based on his experience and in-depth understanding of substantive issues, will provide the audience with an informed perspective on the topic.” Moreover, Peter Tzeng also expressed his excitement to share his experiences working in public international law to the HBKU community.

HBKU’s College of Law and Public Policy offers multidisciplinary training programs to graduate students, equipping them with skills to navigate complex civil law, common law and Sharia systems. The college’s Juris Doctor (JD) program is the first graduate law degree of its kind offered in the region.