David Jacobson
U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Ambassador David Jacobson - U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Gary Doer
Canadian Ambassador to the U.S.

John Negroponte
Former Director of National Intelligence

Rear Admiral Michael Parks
U.S. Coast Guard Commander for the Ninth District

The 2012 Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference, entitled The New Perimeter Initiative: Will Security Trump Trade?, will be held March 22-23, 2012 at Case Western Reserve Law School, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

For nearly three decades, the annual conference has united members of the respective governments, corporate leaders, legal practitioners, scholars, and the media in one forum to addressissues from security and trade, to energy and the environment.Along the way, the event has fosteredthe development of longstanding professional linkages and personal friendships on each side of the border.

Co-Chaired by the Honorable Jim Peterson and Jim Blanchard, the Conference will analyze the ongoing border negotiations of the Beyond the Border Working Group and Regulatory Cooperation Council and their implications for business, security, and trade.

Speakers and Keynotes
Keynote speakers and panelists include U.S. Amb. to Canada David Jacobson; Canadian Amb. to the U.S. Gary Doer; John Negroponte, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Hon. Ann McLellan, PC, OC, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; Laura Dawson, PhD, Dawson Strategic; Kelly Johnston, In House Counsel, Campbell’s Soup; Paul Vandevert, In House Counsel, Ford Motor Co.; Professors Juscelino Colares and Peter Gerhart, Case Western Reserve School of Law; Birgit Matthiesen, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters; Theresa Brown, Sentinel HS; Chris Sands, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute; and much more. 

Paid registration includes all meals and 7.25 CLE credit hours for US attorneys or 5 CLE hours for Canadian attorneys.

Registration is $500 - Non-CUSLI members $375 - CUSLI members, academics, retirees, Case & Western law alumni, government officials Free - Students who pre-register (includes lunches, but not banquet).

This event is open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is now open online.

CLE/CPD Accreditation Details:

OH Continuing Legal Education (CLE): 7.25 Credits (approved)

Can. Continuing Professional Development (CPD): 5 Credits (approved)





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Glidden House Inn
1901 Ford Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106-3923
Ph: (216) 231-8900

* Registration DOES NOT include hotel accommodations.

The Glidden House Inn is across from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Please register early. Each attendee is responsible for the cost of their hotel room.

For other nearby hotels, please visit our Hotel Accomodations page.

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2012 Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University
School of Law and The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

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