Davis R. Robinson, an international law specialist, has joined the Council as adjunct senior fellow.
He is a retired senior partner at the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, where he
concentrated in international maritime and land boundary law, international arbitration, and foreign
trade and investment law. Currently, he serves as an international arbitrator and as a senior managing director of Richard C. Breeden & Co., a corporate governance and restructuring firm. Robinson was legal adviser to the State Department from 1981 to 1985, where he was responsible for the establishment of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague. He received a BA from Yale College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Matthew C. Waxman, a former international affairs fellow and an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, has joined the Council as adjunct senior fellow for law and foreign policy. He previously served as principal deputy director of the State Department’s policy planning staff, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, director for contingency planning and international justice at the National Security Council, and special assistant to National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and studied international relations as a Fulbright scholar in the United Kingdom. After law school, he served as law clerk to Supreme Court justice David H. Souter and U.S. Court of Appeals judge Joel M. Flaum. He is a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law and coauthored The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might (Cambridge University Press, 2002).