Updated: June 12, 2019

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. 

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Congratulations New Executive Committee Members!


All terms begin Oct. 1, 2019. 

Chair-elect: One-year term ending Sept. 30, 2020

Anne Watanabe

Treasurer: One-year term ending Sept. 30, 2020

Vanessa Hunsberger

At-Large Member: Three-year term ending Sept. 30, 2022

Arthur Duncan

Past Events

Dr. Denis Mukwege and his Fight to End Rape as Weapon of War

On March 8, 2019, 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.

Presenter 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.

Oct. 4, 2016 – Bridging the North-South Divide in International Environmental Law: The Problem of Climate Change CLE Materials: ArticlePowerPoint

Executive Committee

(Terms ending Sept. 30, 2019)

Chair: Anna "Mickey" Moritz 

Chair-Elect: Regina Paulose

Secretary & Treasurer: Anne Joyce Watanabe

Immediate-Past ChairRandy Winn

Young Lawyer LiaisonVanessa Hunsberger


(Three-year term unless otherwise noted)

Position 1Chalia Stallings-Ala'ilima (2017–2019)

Position 2: Camille McDorman (2018-2021)

Position 3Vacant

Board of Governors Liaison: Bill Pickett*

*Non-voting member


The Executive Committee of the World Peace Through Law Sections holds hour-long telephonic meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. Attendees may participate by dialing 866-577-9294 and entering the passcode: 5016526#. 

Please contact committee member for further details about upcoming meetings.

Join Our List Serve

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 sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact Mickey Moritz.