International Historic Preservation in Context with the National Historic Preservation Act

  • 14 Oct 2010
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Active LCCHP members may attend this event for free.
  • Active US/ICOMOS members may attend this event for free.

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The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) and US/ICOMOS invite professionals, students, and interested members of the public to join us in Washington D.C. 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 on by LCCHP's Annual Members' Meeting and Reception. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available available for an extra fee.


Online registration is now open. Space is limited, so register early. If you are a member of LCCHP or US/ICOMOS, you may register for free.*

To join LCCHP click here.

To join US/ICOMOS click here.

Registration is $25 for Professional Nonmembers and $15 for Student Nonmembers. Continuing Legal Education credit will be available available for an extra fee. For more information on CLE credit, contact Tess Davis at

* To receive free registration, LCCHP members must first login to our online system, using the link in the top right hand corner. If you have forgotten your login information, please email


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


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

5:00 - 5:15 PM     Conference Registration

5:15 - 6:15 PM    
Panel 1: 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."

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.

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 and other experts in the field will address questions raised by the statute and then suggest recommendations for improving its implementation.

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


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


For more information, contact Tess Davis at

2600 Virginia Ave., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20037

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