ASIL Gala



ABOUT THE EVENT AND THE VENUE
The American Society of International Law will present the 2024 Champion of the International Rule of Law Award at a Gala Reception on Wednesday evening, October 9, 2024, at the New York City Bar Association, located at 42 West 44th Street in New York City. VIP Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Founded in 1870, the New York City Bar Association has been at its present location since 1896. On January 12, 1906, in this location, the Constitution of the American Society of International Law was formally adopted.

Online Registration

Single Ticket: $250
One Guest: $150

Questions? Please contact services@asil.org.

Please contact Director of Development Jack Karako at jkarako@asil.org or +1 (202) 939-6003 with sponsorship orders or questions. Thank you.

GALA COMMITTEE TIERS AND BENEFITS

Gala Co-Chair ($25,000)

  • Acknowledged as a Co-Chair of the Gala Committee and an ASIL “Cordell Hull Patron”
  • Invited to the VIP pre-reception with the honoree
  • Receive up to ten (10) admission tickets valued at $250/each for the program and banquet
  • Complimentary full-page color tribute ad in the Gala Program

Gala Vice-Chair ($15,000)

  • Acknowledged as a Vice-Chair of the Gala Committee and an ASIL “James Brown Scott Patron”
  • Invited to the VIP pre-reception with the honoree
  • Receive up to ten (10) admission tickets valued at $250/each for the program and banquet
  • Complimentary full-page black & white tribute ad in the Gala program

Gala Committee Member ($10,000)

  • Acknowledged as a member of the Gala Committee and as an ASIL “Sustaining Contributor”
  • Invited to the VIP reception with the honorees before the event
  • Receive up to ten (10) admission tickets valued at $250/each for the program and banquet
  • Complimentary half-page color tribute ad in the Gala program

Gala Partner ($5,000)

  • Acknowledged as a Gala Partner and as an ASIL “Sustaining Contributor”
  • Invited to the VIP reception with the honorees before the event
  • Receive up to ten (10) admission tickets valued at $250/each for the program and banquet
  • Complimentary half-page black & white tribute ad in the Gala program

Tribute Advertisement (Print deadline: September 25, 2024)

  • Full-page color tribute ad: $6,000 (includes two (2) admission tickets valued at $250/each) for the program and banquet
  • Full page black & white tribute ad: $3,500 (includes one (1) admission ticket valued at $250) for the program and banquet
  • Half-page color tribute ad: $3,000



ABOUT THE HONOREE
The centerpiece of the Gala will be the presentation of the 2024 Champion of the International Rule of Law Award to Malala Yousafzai. Malala will be accepting on behalf of the Malala Fund.

Malala Yousafzai is co-founder and Executive Chair of Malala Fund. Malala began her campaign for education at age 11 when she anonymously blogged for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Over the next few years, Malala continued her advocacy for girls’ education publicly — attracting international media attention and awards. At age 15, she was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. After months of surgery and rehabilitation in the United Kingdom, she co-founded Malala Fund with her father Ziauddin to continue her campaign to see every girl complete 12 years of free, safe, quality education. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts. Malala graduated from Oxford University in 2020 with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She is also the best-selling author of three books and president of Extracurricular Productions.


Malala Yousafzai
 

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New York City Bar Association


The building, designed by Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz in the neoclassical style from Indiana limestone features façade elements of the Doric order on the bottom three floors, Ionic columns framing the fourth floor windows, and Corinthian pilasters on the fifth floor, creating a historicist “composite” of classical architecture.


PREVIOUS GALAS
On Monday, December 12, 2022, the American Society of International Law presented the 2022 Champion of International Rule of Law Award to Dr. Fiona Hill for her distinguished service to our country and her defense of the rule of law. A former National Security Council official and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Dr. Hill is a highly regarded expert on Russian and European affairs whose frank and compelling testimony during the first Trump impeachment inquiry brought her international renown. At a time when public service is often undervalued, she exemplifies the virtues of integrity and professionalism that are more important today than ever before. The gala took place at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West in New York City.

Following the presentation, Dr. Hill participated in an informal on-stage conversation with senior political analyst and CNN anchor John Avlon, who also served as the moderator at the Society's 2019 Gala when Amal Clooney, President of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, and Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, were recognized.

Photographs from the event are available below.




Host Committee The Society thanks the Gala Host Committee and the Gala Sponsors for making the 2022 Gala a great success.

Co-Chairs
Arif Hyder Ali
Catherine Amirfar
Hon. Charles N. Brower
Lori Fisler Damrosch
Tracy Higgins & James Leitner
Jennifer A. Lake & Donald Francis Donovan
Pedro Martinez-Fraga
Abby Cohen Smutny
Lee S. Wolosky

Vice-Chairs
Julie Bédard

Host Committee Members
Michael Byowitz
Marney Cheek
Steven Crown
Mélida N. Hodgson
Susan L. Karamanian
Patrick W. Pearsall
Michele Goodwin & Gregory Shaffer

Sponsors Allen & Overy LLP
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Dechert LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Microsoft Corporation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Founded in 1804 as New York's first museum, the New-York Historical Society has been at its present location since 1908. The building, designed by York & Sawyer in the Roman Eclectic style, is a designated New York City landmark. Visitors can experience its extensive collections, exhibitions, and public programs exploring the history of New York and the nation.


New-York Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019, the Society hosted its New York Gala at The Frick Collection. Assembled by industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), the Collection is renowned for its Old Master paintings, sculptures, drawings, and decorative arts. It is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue—one of the few remaining Gilded Age mansions in New York and one of the city's most elegant and beautiful public spaces.

At the event, we recognized two "Champions of the International Rule of Law": Amal Clooney, President of the Clooney Foundation for Justice; and Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft. Both are longtime friends of the Society who have made distinguished contributions, both individually and through their respective organizations, to advancing human rights and the global rule of law. Following the formal presentation, the honorees participated in an unscripted conversation with CNN senior political analyst John Avlon.

Photographs from the event are available below.






The Frick Collection