2010 Annual Conference


International Historic Preservation in Context with the National Historic Preservation Act

14 October 2010 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sponsored by the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) and US/ICOMOS

Cosponsored by the Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)

The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, US/ICOMOS, and the American Society of International Law invite professionals, students, and interested members of the public to join us in Washington, DC on 14 October 2010 for an exciting event examining the international application of the U.S. National Historic Preservation Act. This conference - entitled International Historic Preservation in Context with the National Historic Preservation Act - will be preceded by LCCHP's Annual Members' Meeting and Reception. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available for an extra fee.



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PROGRAM

4:00 - 5:00 PM     LCCHP Annual Members' Meeting and Reception

5:00 - 5:15 PM     Conference Registration

5:15 - 6:15 PM     Panel: Background
The first panel will introduce §402 of the U.S. National Historic Preservation Act, which controls international Federal activities affecting historic properties. Presentations will place §402 in its historical context, telling the statute's story, including its legislative history. The panelists will also place the statute in its international context, illustrating its connection with the World Heritage Convention. Lastly, the panel will clarify the text of the statute itself, shedding light on what is meant by a "federal undertaking," a "direct and adverse" effect, and an "equivalent of the National Register."

Speakers:
Katherine Slick, Executive Director, US/ICOMOS
Loretta Neumann, President, Takoma Theatre Conservancy
Elizabeth Merritt, Deputy General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation
6:15 - 7:15 PM     Panel 2: Paradigms and Problems of Implementation
The second panel will examine §402's application - or lack thereof - looking at various ways in which the statute has been followed.

Speakers:
Mark Spalding, President, Ocean Foundation
Arlene Fleming, Cultural Resource Specialist, World Bank
Tom King, Independent Consultant, SWCA Environmental Consultants
7:15 - 8:15 PM     Panel 3: Looking Forward
During the third panel - a moderated discussion, including open questions from the audience - the day's panelists will address questions raised by the statute and then suggest recommendations for improving its implementation.

Moderator: John Fowler, Executive Director, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

REGISTRATION

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CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE)

LCCHP will offer 2.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours for an extra fee of $100 (pending approval from the Virginia State Bar). You may enroll for these credits during registration. For more information, contact Tess Davis at director@culturalheritagelaw.org.

VENUE

The conference venue - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - is located at 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036-2117.

CONTACT

For more information, contact Tess Davis at director@culturalheritagelaw.org.


 
 
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