Friday, April 6, 2001

WRITER: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172, pharr@arches.uga.edu

CONTACT: Dorinda Dallmeyer, (706) 542-5141


ATHENS, Ga. - Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, associate director of the University of Georgia's Dean Rusk Center for International, Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies, has been elected as vice president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). Dallmeyer was elected to the post during the group's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., April 4 - 7.

The American Society of International Law (ASIL), founded in 1906 by U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root, is one of the world's leading associations in international law with a membership of more than 4,300 professors, practitioners, civil servants and students from over 100 countries. Its purpose is to educate and engage the public in international law and to expand its frontiers as a vehicle for resolving disputes and international conflict.

Dallmeyer previously served as co-chair of the ASIL annual meeting and as a member of the organization's executive council. She was also the executive producer and co-writer of the ASIL radio documentary, The Individual in a Global Society, which aired on NPR and received national and international awards.

"As the Society nears its 100th anniversary, I am looking forward to working as part of ASIL's governing body to promote our mission of educating the public about the importance of international law in our daily lives," Dallmeyer said. "Also, we're beginning a major capital campaign to underwrite our activities well into the new century."

Dallmeyer holds bachelors and master's degrees in geology from the University of Georgia and earned a law degree from UGA in 1984. She joined the Dean Rusk Center as research director immediately following her law school graduation and was appointed as its associate director in 2000. Her primary research areas are international environmental law and international trade, with a particular emphasis on the role of negotiation and dispute resolution.

Dallmeyer is involved in a wide range of projects at the Rusk Center, including the development of new approaches for reconciling conflicts between international trade and environmental protection. Her research has been supported by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Ford Foundation, the Canadian Embassy, the Hewlett Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. She has edited books on feminist analysis of international law, NAFTA, conflict resolution and the future of NATO, and the negotiation of maritime boundary disputes. She is a frequent speaker at national meetings of American academic societies and has delivered invited lectures in numerous foreign countries.

Dallmeyer currently teaches a course in environmental dispute resolution for the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the State Bar of Georgia, and the American Bar Association. She serves on the advisory board of the Canada-United States Law Institute and as vice-chair of the board of the Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, Inc.


A photograph of Dorinda Dallmeyer is available electronically via UGA Communications' Photographic Services Web Site at http://photo.alumni.uga.edu/photohome.htm You will need to search for Dallmeyer by name.