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    Reception to Honor The Kingdom of Denmark

    Registration is now open for the Washington Foreign Law Society’s Reception to Honor The Kingdom of Denmark on the evening of November 14, 2013.

    • Tickets: $45
    • Students: $30
    • WFLS Members: $35
    • WFLS Student Members: $20

    WFLS Members and Student Members will receive a coupon code via e-mail.

    A note about security:

    • Please note that in order to register this event, each guest will need to provide his or her full name and date of birth.  Attendees will need to show either a driver’s license or a passport when arriving.
    • Each guest must purchase a ticket for this event separately.
    • There will be a coat check at the event.  No items other than a ladies purse will be allowed into the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.
    • Security will open for guests at 5:30.

    Mary McLeod

    Acting Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State

    As the senior career attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser, Ms. McLeod advises the Secretary and other senior officials on all aspects of the Department of State’s international legal work, serves as the alter ego of the Legal Adviser, and manages a bureau of 300 attorneys, support staff, and contractors.

    Ms. McLeod first joined the Department of State in 1977. In prior service at the Department of State, she served as the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Mission at the United Nations and as Assistant Legal Adviser for several offices, including those responsible for political-military affairs, Eastern Asia and Pacific affairs, human rights and refugees, and employment law.


    H.E. Peter Taksøe-Jensen

    Danish Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States

    Peter Taksøe-Jensen is the Danish Ambassador to the United States. Prior to commencing his position in Washington, Taksøe-Jensen was the Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations.

    Before joining the United Nations in 2008, the Ambassador served for more than two decades in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs working in different areas in the Ministry primarily within the areas of foreign policy, security policy, arms control, and international law. He also served on various government commissions.

    Ambassador Taksøe-Jensen has been posted to the Danish Embassy in Vienna and to Brussels as a member of Denmark’s representation to the European Union. Well known in international legal circles, Ambassador Taksøe-Jensen has been the driving force behind a number of Danish policies and initiatives to strengthen and develop international law.

    Taksøe-Jensen holds a degree in law from the University of Copenhagen. He has lectured at numerous courses on EU Law and EU Policies and negotiations.