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"With the primary mission of SUNSGLOW defined, the institution was established in 1999. The immediate impetus was a response to a World Bank recommendation that countries which do not periodically train their judicial and legal communities do not attract outside investors.

"The birthplace was NOVA Law Center, NOVA Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where SUNSGLOW’s founder, Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty, was a Distinguished Visiting Professor. Under the acronym of “SUNSGLO” (The Center for) “the Study of the United Nations Systems and the Global Legal Order”, it began as a not-for-profit. It then evolved in 2003 into a for-profit entity, with a view to enhancing its program effectiveness. In the process, a “w” was added to its name, making it now stand for the glow of the sun of the Rule of Law." [1]

People [2]

Board of Advisors

  • Hend Alkhuthaila - Professor and Former Dean of Educational Management, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Representative for Saudi Arabia)
  • H.E. Ambassador Gaafar M. Allaghany - Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington, D.C.
  • Hon. Judge Medhat Al-Mahmoud - President, Supreme Judicial Council, Baghdad, Iraq (Regional Representative)
  • Paul B. Bergman - Attorney at Law, New York City, New York
  • Anthony Berkowitz - Vice President, Consist International, New York City, New York
  • H.E. Abdullah Y. Bishara - President, Diplomatic Center for Strategic Studies; Former Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Al-Safat, Kuwait (Regional Representative for the Gulf )
  • Frederic Block - U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, New York
  • Michael Bohlander - Former German Judge, Professor, University of Durham, Department of Law, Durham, UK
  • Nejib Boussedra - Director, International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Rome, Italy
  • Mark Davies - Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, NYC Conflicts of Interest Board, New York City, New York
  • Robert Buhler - Attorney, Anwaltskanzlei Seidenhof Luzern, Switzerland (Representative for Switzerland)
  • Elizabeth F. Defeis - Professor of Law and Former Dean, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
  • H.E. Dr. Mohamed El Baradei - Director-General, UN International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna,
  • Toni M. Fine - Director of Graduate and International Programs, Fordham University School of Law, New York City, New York
  • Arlene and Daniel Fisher - Entrepreneurs, New York City, NY
  • Kevin J. Ford - Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Goldman Sachs and Company, New York City, New York
  • Stanley N. Futterman - Attorney at Law, New York City, New York
  • Mark Garfinkel - Vice President and General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Washington, D.C.
  • Peter John Goulandris - Maritime Authority, Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
  • Jonathan Glenn Granoff - President, Global Security Institute, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Bruce A. Green - Director, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University School of Law, New York City, New York (Joint programming with SUNSGLOW)
  • Malvina Halberstam - Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City, New York
  • Carl E. Hanes, Jr. - Deputy to the Vice President For Economic Development (Ret.), Stony Brook University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
  • Joseph Harbaugh - Dean, Nova Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • H.E. Ambassador Hussein A. Hassouna - Office of the League of Arab States, Washington, D.C.
  • Paula Held - Director, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, New York City, New York
  • John R. Horan - Fox Horan and Camerini, Attorneys at Law, New York City, New York
  • Scott Horton - Patterson, Berknap, Webb and Tyler, Attorneys, New York City, NY
  • Hon. Justice Mohamed Jajbhay - Judge of the High Court of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa(Regional Representative for Southern Africa)
  • Abdul Malik Kamawi - General Chief Administrator, Supreme Court of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Susan Karamanian - Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • Steven Kay, QC (Queen's Counsel) - Barrister, London, United Kingdom
  • David Kekst - Vice President, The William Morris Agency, Beverly Hills, California
  • Karen Kupersmith - Director of Arbitration, New York Stock Exchange, Inc., New York City, New York
  • Roy S. Lee - Chair, the Seminar on Peace, Columbia University, New York City
  • Peter D. Maynard - Counsel and Attorney, Former President of The Caribbean Bar Association, Nassau, The Bahamas (Regional Representative for the Caribbean Area)
  • James W. Michaels - Editor Emeritus, Group Vice President/ Editorial, Forbes Magazine, New York City, New York
  • Frank Macchiarola - President, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York
  • Stephen P. Marks - Director, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center For Health & Human Rights, Harvard University School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Peter D. Maynard - Counsel and Attorney, Former President of The Caribbean Bar Association, Nassau, The Bahamas (Regional Representative for the Caribbean Area)
  • Justice S. Mohan - Supreme Court of India (Ret.), Chennai (Madras), India (Regional Representative for Southern and South East Asia)
  • H.E. Ambassador Maurice E. Moore - Former Permanent Representative of the Bahamas to the U.N., Freeport, The Bahamas
  • Samir Nizam - Engineer, Entrepreneur, Belle Terre, New York
  • Joseph L. Nogee - Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Russian Studies Expert, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Anwar Ahmed Raslan - Professor of Law and Former Dean, Cairo University Faculty of Law, General Counsel for Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (Regional Representative for the Northern African Region)
  • Frank J. Scardilli - Chief Circuit Mediator, US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, New York City, New York
  • Wolf Schafer - Professor of History and Director of the Center for Global History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
  • James R. Silkenat - Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Khan,`Attorneys at Law, Chair, Council on International Affairs, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York City, New York
  • Judge Muhammad Talal Sobh - President, Court of Appeals, Ramallah, Palestine
  • Silvia Tellenbach - The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany (Regional Representative for the European Union)
  • H.E. Ambassador Abdul Wahab - Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to the United Nations, New York City, N.Y.
  • Leonard H. Yablon - Chairman, Forbes Family Holdings, Inc., New York City, New York


*Deputy Executive Assistant to Dr. El-Ayouty, Esq.



Resources and articles


  1. About Us, SUNSGLOW, accessed July 14, 2007.
  2. Active Members, SUNSGLOW, accessed July 14, 2007.