World Peace Through Law Section
The World Peace Through Law Section focuses on international affairs and issues of war, peace, and law. A major benefit for members is the section's stimulating monthly forum series featuring experts addressing a diversity of current world affairs topics. See the section calendar for upcoming events.
World Peace Through Law Section Executive Committee Elections to begin in May
Voting is scheduled to begin in early May, 2018
Candidate Information, Open Positions & Terms
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws.
Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019.
Candidate 1: Anna "Mickey" Moritz
Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
Candidate 1: Regina Paulose
Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019.
Candidate: 1 Anne Joyce Watanabe │ Candidate Statement:
Greetings, fellow members of World Peace Through Law! After many years of enjoying the benefits of WPTL membership, I now want to give back by running for the position of Secretary/Treasurer. I recently retired (in late 2016) after serving for over 20 years as Deputy Hearing Examiner for the City of Seattle, where I presided over administrative appeals and civil enforcement actions; I also served as a pro tem magistrate in Seattle Municipal Court. Every case I heard was a reminder of how the rule of law protects and defines us, whether we are part of a local neighborhood or a nation. My past experience also includes work as a municipal planner and as a member of the King County Board of Ethics, which I chaired for several years. I now volunteer my time to help refugees and immigrants - some of whom have fled conflicts in their home countries - by providing citizenship assistance, job training, and teaching English as a second language. If elected, I will work to help our Section provide the engaging seminars and other events that inform and inspire our members. I would be honored to serve, and I thank you for considering my application as Secretary/Treasurer for WPTL.
At-Large Member: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
Candidate 1: Elie Halpern
Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email email@example.com.
Dr. Denis Mukwege and his Fight to End Rape as a Weapon of War
On March 8, the World Peace Through Law section commemorated International Women's Day with a presentation on the work of the Mukwege Foundation, which fights global sexual violence.
Bio: Marissa Pledger is originally from Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in International Relations. Following this, she worked for the United States Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Senegal for two years. She currently works as a trainee for the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation. She began her work with the foundation about a year ago as an intern. She is also in her final semester at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. With the foundation, she primarily assists with the promotion of Panzi’s holistic model of care for survivors of sexual violence in conflict and the facilitation of the global survivor network/movement.
Terms ending Sept. 30, 2018
Three-year term unless otherwise noted
Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.
To join the section list serve, request an archived issue of the section newsletter, and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact Mickey Moritz.