A policy and legal symposium on final status for Kosovo was held in Chicago on April 16-17, 2004.  Distinguished academics and policymakers explored legal and policy issues that should shape Kosovo’s movement from its current status as a “political trusteeship” under the authority of the United Nations to a political status in which the entity has more conventional relationships with the international community and states in the region.  The symposium aimed at providing intellectual and policy capital for discussions that already have begun at the technical level and which are expected to ripen into the final status negotiations mandated by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244, which authorized U.N. intervention in Kosovo.  Appendix A provides background on the conflict in Kosovo.