Roundtable Series on the Rule of Law and U.S. Foreign Policy

Taking place in New York, this series serves as a venue for policymakers, scholars, legal professionals, and journalists to exchange ideas and reach conclusions on issues at the intersection of law and United States foreign policy. Particular attention is given to matters of international legal policy involving the rule of law.

Publications

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and the Disappointing March to Statehood

Speaker:

Matthew Gould, British Ambassador to Israel

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
February 12, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with the Chief Prosecutor of United States Military Commissions

Speaker:

Mark S. Martins, Chief Prosecutor, Office of Military Commissions

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
November 27, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Current Treaty Issues in the U.S. Senate

Speakers:

Andrew N. Keller, Chief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Michael J. Mattler, Minority Chief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
October 9, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Roundtable Meeting

The End of Geography? (The World Looks Different from Geneva than New York)

Speaker:

Daniel Bethlehem, Former Legal Adviser, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scholar-in-Residence, Columbia Law School; Director, Legal Policy International Ltd.

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Coiuncil on Foreign Relations
November 10, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Foreign Direct Investment Regulation and National Security

Speakers:

Mario Mancuso, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, CFR
November 11, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Smart Financial Power and National Security

Speaker:

Juan Carlos Zarate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Council on Foreign Relations
October 21, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

U.S. Policy Toward the International Criminal Court

Speakers:

Patricia Wald, Former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, William H. Taft IV, Former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Council on Foreign Relations
July 14, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

U.S. Counterterrorism Law and Policy in Transition

Speaker:

Ashley S. Deeks, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Democracy, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in 21st Century International Relations

Speaker:

Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court of Canada

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Council on Foreign Relations
February 23, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

International Law Challenges for the Obama Administration

Speaker:

John B. Bellinger III, Former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and Former Legal Adviser, National Security Council

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Council on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Engaging from Strength: International Institutions and the Iran Question

Speakers:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Nader Mousavizadeh, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
November 5, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Benjamin Wittes

Speaker:

Benjamin Wittes, Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution

Presider:

Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
October 21, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.