About FLIA

The Foundation for Law and International Affairs (FLIA) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization mandated to promote academic and public discourse at the intersection of law and international affairs. The core vision of FLIA is to promote international cooperation and public dialogue through the development of new ideas and collaboration with various academic, governmental and civil actors.

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate international scholarly activities, conduct high quality, independent research and policy analysis, engage in public education and awareness-building programs, as well as amplify the voice of the rising generation.

Our Culture

Every FLIA member is an expert in law and international affairs; Every FLIA member is an ambassador for global awareness and collaboration; Every FLIA member is an architect of an informed and peaceful world.

Our Team

FLIA is set up in the U.S. and enjoys partnership with renowned colleges, law firms, non-government organizations, and enterprises from all over the world. Our team is spread through the U.S., China, the U.K., Italy, Turkey, Brazil, South Korea and various other regions.

Upcoming Events

International Students Forum: Tell Your Story, Inspire The World!

The event invites international students and young international professionals from all disciplines, races, nationalities, and genders, to share their stories about studying or working aboard, present their thoughts and hopes for the global community, and amplify their voices as the rising generation. By attending the event, you will join a community that is made of people like you, who have striven to understand the foreign culture, get involved in local conversations, and promote mutual understanding between your home countries and the resident countries. Following the event, there will be a social networking hour. There are three ways to attend the event.
  1. If you would like to share your story at the event, please submit your story here by November 5th, 2017.
  2. If you would like to nominate a speaker, please submit your nomination here by November 5th, 2017.
  3. You can also attend the event as an audience member to support the speakers. We will prepare a nametag for you, upon your request, with your name and institution (if any) to contact@flia.orgwith the subject title “International Students Form” by November 15th. Alternatively, you can just show up.
To register for the event, speak at the event, or nominate a speaker, please visit https://flia.org/iew/

Young Professional Virtual Seminar (YPVS)

YPVS is an innovative online program that provides a platform for young professionals from all over the world to share their academic research, professional development, and personal insight.

FLIA’s mission includes working together with young people to create a global mindset and foster respect for comparative ideas and legal perspectives. For this purpose, the Young Professional Virtual Seminar provides a series of virtual seminars for international young people to share their educational or work experiences from abroad, present and share their thoughts and questions with their research, learn useful information and skills for international job applications, and enhance their public speaking skills in English. We invite guests to speak and will also accept applicants to speak.The YPVS also serves as FLIA’s team training sessions. 

Attend the Seminars

Current Research Projects


FLIA initiates academic research projects on various important topics involving law and international affairs. We organize global research teams to work on issues that present global challenges and require comparative study or global collaboration. Our current reserach projects includes: One Belt One Road; Law and Social Credit Sytem, Refugee Policy in China, and Social Organization and Local Judiciary.

Find out more about the current research projects

To find out the previous FLIA Insight research projects, please go to the FLIA Insight page.


Strive For The Summit We All Dream OF

    Today is FLIA’s two-year anniversary. As the Founder and President, I felt I should write up something about the past two years FLIA has made it through. As a young professional from China studying in the United States, FLIA’s story is part of my story. I hope this story will be something you can relate to.

     To climb a higher mountain and get to a higher summit, you have to get down from the one you are on. Sometimes, it even means you must give up what you already have and leave the beautiful scenery you can see behind your back.

      Before I came to the US, I had the perfect scenery... Read more

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