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13 October 2005

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Lunch with Harold Koh, dean of Yale
Law School, in Berlin on October 26

Dean KohThe dean of Yale Law School, Harold Hongju Koh, will be the Yale Club’s guest at an informal no-host lunch in Berlin on Wednesday, October 26. The lunch is open to Yale students and alumni, especially alumni of the Law School.

Professor Koh, 50, has been dean since July 2004. He has taught at the Law School since 1985, and is also the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at the school. He served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 1998 to 2001.

Koh is one of the leading U.S. experts on international law, international human rights, national security law and international economic law. He has received more than 20 awards for his human rights work. He was named by American Lawyer magazine in 1997 as one of America’s 45 leading public sector lawyers under the age of 45.

Koh has written more than 80 articles and authored or co-edited Different But Equal: The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (2003); Transnational Business Problems (2003); Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights (1999); Transnational Legal Problems (1984); and The National Security Constitution (1990), which won the American Political Science Association's award as best book on the American presidency. His current research concerns why nations do or do not obey international law.


Wednesday 26 October


1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Library, Cafe Einstein
Kurfürstenstrasse 58
10785 Berlin, Tel. 030 261 5096


Yale students and alumni, especially those of Yale Law School.


Pay as you go, based on whatever you order.


Please RSVP no later than 24 October with Dr. Bardo Fassbender (Yale Law School ’92, ’99) by sending him an e-mail.

A graduate of Harvard and Oxford, Koh served as law clerk to Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the D.C. Circuit and Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before coming to Yale, he practiced law at the Washington D.C. law firm of Covington and Burling and in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Koh family came to New Haven in 1961. In 2003, Professor Koh and three of his family members — his brother, Howard (Yale College ’73); his mother, Dr. Hesung Chun Koh; and his father, the late Dr. Kwang Lim Koh — were named to the “K100,” a list of the 100 leading Koreans and Korean-Americans during the first century of Korean immigration to the United States (1903–2003). His parents and his sister, Jean Koh Peters, have all taught at the Yale Law School.

  • While in Berlin, Dean Koh will also be giving a public lecture on “The Internationalization of Public Law” at 7 p.m. the same day (Wednesday 26 October). This will be part of the Einstein Forum series, held in the Kleiner Saal of the Konzerthauses Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt 2, Berlin-Mitte. For details, you can visit the Einstein Forum website by clicking here.



BerlinReminder: Yale get-together
in Berlin tomorrow night

Don’t forget the Yale Club Stammtisch get-together at 7 p.m. tomorrow night (Friday 14 October) in the Café Bilderbuch (Akazienstraße 28, Berlin-Schöneberg, tel. 030 7870 6057 — click here for a map showing its location, or visit the café’s website at www.cafe-bilderbuch.de).

No RSVP necessary. Just come for food and drink with Yale friends new and old. Questions? E-mail Tomaz Cebasek (Yale College ’94), or give him a call at 0170 167 6074. Those from out of town can also check with Tomaz for advice in planning their weekend in Berlin — tips and hints on goings-on, etc.




Frankfurt get-together Oct. 28

The Yale Club’s next 4th-Friday-of-the-month Stammtisch in Frankfurt will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, October 28, in the Fidelio Weinkeller (Bockenheimer Landstraße 1-3, tel. 069 725758), a short walk from the U-Bahn’s Taunusanlage station (one stop from Frankfurt Hauptbanhof) or the Alte Oper. No RSVP necessary. Just come for a drink — and perhaps something to eat — with Yale friends new and old. Questions? E-mail Laura Sudhaus (Yale College ’88).




Yale Club of Germany

David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)

Treasurer/Alumni Schools Committee
David MacBryde (Yale College ’64)
Tel. 030 8229625 (Berlin

Laura Sprague Sudhaus
(Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)

Newsletter/Mailing List
Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71)
Tel. 06122 95590 (Wiesbaden)

Membership: If you are an alumnus of any Yale school or a friend of Yale, you are automatically considered a member of the Yale Club of Germany. Welcome!

Mailing list: To add your name to the Yale Club’s mailing list, to change your address, or to notify the Club that you’re leaving Germany and should be removed from the list, please click here to let Laura and Bob know. You can also ask them who else is in your area, since they try to keep track of Yalies throughout Germany.

Interviews: The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. If you would like to help out or learn more, please click here to e-mail our ASC director, David MacBryde.

Yale Book Award: If you interested in presenting the Yale Book Award at a high school in your area, click here to let David Ilten know.

Contributions: The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help defray clerical expenses and to fund Club activities such as the Yale Book Award. To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the Yale Club’s account. (For those of you new to Germany, this is the standard method for making payments here — as common in Germany as writing a check in the U.S.) Account details:


Bank (Kreditinstitut des Begünstigten):

Degussa Bank, Frankfurt


Bank Number (Bankleitzahl, or BLZ):



Payee (Begünstigten):

Yale Club e.V.


Payee’s Account Number
(Konto-Nr. des Begünstigten):

22 1278

If you have questions or need a receipt for the Finanzamt, please contact our Treasurer, David MacBryde (contact details above).