This year’s Oliver Smithies Lectures will be given by Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and formerly Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State. The Oliver Smithies Lectures are generously funded by Professor Oliver Smithies (1943) as a way of giving generations of undergraduates and postgraduates at Balliol College the opportunity to hear and meet outstanding academics from the USA and other countries working in a variety of fields.