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

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

Speakers Matthew GouldBritish Ambassador to Israel, Matthew GouldBritish Ambassador to Israel
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
February 12, 2013

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A Conversation with the Chief Prosecutor of United States Military Commissions

Speakers Mark S. MartinsChief Prosecutor, Office of Military Commissions, Mark S. MartinsChief Prosecutor, Office of Military Commissions
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
November 27, 2012

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Current Treaty Issues in the U.S. Senate

Speakers Andrew N. KellerChief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Michael J. MattlerMinority Chief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Andrew N. KellerChief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Michael J. MattlerMinority Chief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
October 9, 2012

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

Speakers Daniel BethlehemFormer Legal Adviser, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scholar-in-Residence, Columbia Law School; Director, Legal Policy International Ltd., Daniel BethlehemFormer Legal Adviser, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scholar-in-Residence, Columbia Law School; Director, Legal Policy International Ltd.
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Coiuncil on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Coiuncil on Foreign Relations
November 10, 2011

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Foreign Direct Investment Regulation and National Security

Speakers Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, CFR, Mario MancusoPartner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Mario MancusoPartner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, CFR
November 11, 2009

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Smart Financial Power and National Security

Speakers Juan Carlos ZarateCenter for Strategic and International Studies, Juan Carlos ZarateCenter for Strategic and International Studies
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 21, 2009

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U.S. Policy Toward the International Criminal Court

Speakers Patricia WaldFormer 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 IVFormer Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, Patricia WaldFormer 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 IVFormer Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations
July 14, 2009

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

Speakers Rosalie Silberman AbellaSupreme Court of Canada, Rosalie Silberman AbellaSupreme Court of Canada
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 23, 2009

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International Law Challenges for the Obama Administration

Speakers John B. Bellinger IIIFormer Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and Former Legal Adviser, National Security Council, John B. Bellinger IIIFormer Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and Former Legal Adviser, National Security Council
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2009

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Engaging from Strength: International Institutions and the Iran Question

Speakers Noah FeldmanAdjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Noah FeldmanAdjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Presiders Nader MousavizadehThe Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Nader MousavizadehThe Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
November 5, 2008

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A Conversation with Benjamin Wittes

Speakers Benjamin WittesFellow and Research Director in Public Law, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution, Benjamin WittesFellow and Research Director in Public Law, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
Presiders Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. WaxmanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
October 21, 2008

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