University of Pittsburgh

McLean Lecture in International Law


Maclean W. McLean


The McLean Lecture on World Law honors the memory and contributions of M.W. McLean, a founder, executive director, and executive vice president of the Pittsburgh World Federalist Association chapter, now Global Solutions Education Fund- Pittsburgh. Known as "Mac" by all he greeted, he enjoyed the trust and confidence of prominent community leaders and other Pittsburgh friends, all of whom he invited to share his passion for a world united in peace through governance under universally recognized principles of law.

Global Solutions Education Fund- Pittsburgh

Founded as the World Federalist Association of Pittsburgh, Global Solutions Education Fund - Pittsburgh is the local chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions, a national and global citizens' movement working to ensure the worldwide rule of law, peace, economic progress and the protection of the environment and human rights throuhg global structures such as a strengthened United Nations. The Pittsburgh Chpater is one of the oldest and largest chapters in the United States, uniting a cross-section of members from the professions, business, labor, church and civic organizations. Visit for more information.


Richard Falk
Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
"The United Nations and a Just World Order"

Steven M. Schwebel
President Judge, International Court of Justice
"Performance and Prospects of the World Court"

Robert B. Rosenstock
Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations
"Current World Crises and the Rule of Law in the U.N. System"

Larry D. Johnson
Principal Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations
"Reforming, Restructuring and Revitalizing the United Nations System After
Fifty Years"

Benjamin B. Ferencz
Henry T. King, Jr.
Members of the prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials
"Fifty Years Later: Reflections on Nuremberg"

Harold S. Burman
Senior Attorney, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State
John O. Honnold
William A. Schnader Professor of Commercial Law Emeritus
University of Pennsylvania School of Law
" International Law at Work: The Expanding Realm of Private International Law"

Gavan Griffith
Former Solicitor-General of Australia
"A Consumer's Guide to the International Court of Justice"

Edith Brown Weiss
Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law
Georgetown University Law Center
"International Environmental Law in the Age of Globalization"

Fidelma O'Kelly Macken
Judge, European Court of Justice (first woman Judge on the Court)
"Towards a Possible Federal System of Law: The Impact of thee Jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice"

Fausto Pocar
Judge, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
"Reflections on International Criminal Jurisdiction"

Kurt Riechenberg
Chief of Staff to the President Judge of the European Court of Justice
"The Judicial Branch in the European Union: A Model for International Legal Relations?"

Charlotte Ku
Executive Vice President and Executive Director - American Society of International Law
"International Law and the Use of Force: Assessing the Elements of Global Governance"

Governor Richard Thornburgh
Former Governmor of Pennsylvania
"The Global Effort to Contain Official Corruption"

Professor Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University School of Law
"Taking Multinational Corporate Codes of Conduct to the Next Level"

Professor Irwin Cotler
Member of the Canadian Parliament
and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
"Hate, Genocide, and Human Rights"

Professor Charles Swift
Former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy JAG Corps.  Lead defense attorney in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
"U.S. Sovereignty and the War on Terror after Hamdan v. Rumsfeld"

Victor Mosoti, Special Legal Advisor, Cabinet of the Director-General for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
"Biofueling Our Future: Balancing Food and Fuel in a Global Economy"


Sir David Edward, Former Judge of the European Court of Justice
"Nationalism, Constitutionalism, and the Future of the European Union"
Jurist coverage of this presentation.


Judge Erik Møse– current Justice of the Norwegian Supreme Court
and former President of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
“Reflections on the ICTR and International Criminal Justice” 


Honorable Enver Hasani - President of the Constitutional Court for the Republic of Kosovo
“The Role and Position of the Constitutional Courts in Society – The Case of Kosovo”


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