On June 23, 2017, the Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) at the University of South Carolina will hold the JUSTRAC symposium, Lessons from the Field: Innovation in Rule of Law Programming, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.
The event includes lunch and refreshments, and is free and open to the public.
This symposium is the second installment in an annual series of JUSTRAC symposia that examine the need and context for innovation in international rule of law programming. Building on the success of last year’s innovation symposium, this symposium will focus on innovative approaches to the following challenges in rule of law programming: building political will, overcoming obstacles in the course of program implementation, and incorporating innovative technology into programs. In addition, there will be an emphasis on the role and perspectives of international rule of law donors, both domestic and international.
Expert panels will explore each of these topics from multiple perspectives. Moderators and speakers will engage in a discussion-style format and will draw on each presenter’s experience to illustrate the broader themes of discussion and ground the issues discussed in a real-world context. In the spirit of innovation, the symposium will adopt interactive components for all parts of the day-long session, allowing participants to actively engage with symposium speakers. Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO of PeaceTech Lab, will address the group as Keynote Speaker.