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Since the end of World War II, multilateral agreements, international treaties and law-making bodies have proliferated. Concepts of international law are changing. In our rapidly globalizing world, what is "international law" and what is its role and limitations? How does U.S. law relate to international law? Is it fair? How is it enforced? What role does the United States play in the international community? Join Jose Alvarez, president of the American Society of International Law and a professor at Columbia Law School, in a webchat to find out.