Press Release

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Hosts Evening of Exploration: What Defines Progress in the 21st Century?

Monday, September 14, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, September 14, 2015: The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia (The Council)—along with Morgan Lewis and the Independence National Historical Park—will explore the meaning of the “Rule of Law” in an increasingly interconnected world during an exclusive program featuring US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at Congress Hall on September 17.

The unique event, The Rule of Law as Precondition to 21st Century Progress, is part of The Council’s Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation “Great Debates” series, which unites some of the best and most provocative minds in exploration of today’s pressing public policy issues.

During the evening’s dialogue, Justice Breyer will discuss his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.” The discussion will be followed by a panel featuring Suet-Fern Lee, Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis’s Singapore office and board member of the World Justice Project, and Dr. Amel Mili, former Magistrate in the Administrative Tribunal of Tunisia, who will present alternative perspectives on the meaning and the application of the “Rule of Law” for consideration.

“We are honored to host Justice Breyer during our second annual program at Congress Hall,” said Craig Snyder, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. “There is no better setting for what we expect to be a thoughtful discourse on a subject so critical to the development of society and the field of law.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Justice Breyer to Philadelphia and engage with our extended panel in a thought-provoking discussion on the cross-cultural currents influencing the ‘Rule of Law’ concept,” said Jami McKeon, Chair of Morgan Lewis, which is sponsoring the event.

“The rule of law has been instrumental in the United States’ historical progress,” said Ms. Lee. “We look forward to discussing its meaning and role in other key regions of the world.”