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Building on the New Foundation in a Time of National Turmoil

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Stephen M. Schwebel embarked on his duties as Executive Director in March 1967. It was a time of national turmoil over the Vietnam War. In April 1968, Executive Council decided to tie Executive Director's salary to salary of GS-18 federal civil servant. By the late 1960s, munificent Ford Foundation support for new Society programs could no longer be taken for granted. In 1969, the Society's Nominating Committee evaluated the practice of nominating the President from the roster of Vice Presidents. In the late 1960s, the Society was paying honoraria to rapporteurs of study panels and authors of monographs. During this period the Society renewed its emphasis on international economic law. The Society continued to give some emphasis to economic law issues throughout Schwebel's time as Executive Director. In 1971, Richard Baxter suggested that the Society establish an ad hoc committee to examine the role of women in international law.

Keywords: ad hoc committee; Executive Council; Ford Foundation; International Economic Law; national turmoil; Society's Nominating Committee; Vietnam War



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