Profiles & Interviews

Interviews with individuals in the fields of international and comparative law.

An Interview with Lucy Reed

Lucy Reed is a partner and co-head of the global international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and former President of the American Society for International Law, 2008–2010. In this interview, discusses her work in international commercial arbitration, her experiences negotiating in North Korea, and one of her favorite books on international law. [...]

An Interview with James Cavallaro

In this interview, James Cavallaro discusses his experiences as a pioneer in South American human rights organizations and his later transition into academia. He also explains how the phases in his career path from opening a human rights office to serving as Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School have shaped his thoughts on international law and human rights. [...]

An Interview with Jean-Claude Piris

In this interview, Jean-Claude Piris discusses his experiences as Director-General of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union from 1988 until November 2010. He gives his opinion on various topics ranging from the many European Union treaties that he helped to draft, to developments in recent case law, to the challenges facing the EU that he has raised in his newest book. [...]

An Interview with Larry D. Johnson

In this interview, Larry D. Johnson ‘70 (Adjunct Professor, Columbia Law School, formerly UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs from 2006–2008 and Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2003–2005) discusses his experience working for various international institutions, the pressing issues facing the United Nations and as-hoc tribunals, and the course he is currently teaching, “Constitutional Law of the United Nations.” [...]

An Interview with John B. Bellinger III

In this interview, John B. Bellinger III (Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP and former Legal Adviser to the Department of State from 2005–2009) discusses his experience practicing law in both the public and private sectors, the pressing issues facing the Legal Adviser’s Office, the appointment of the first female American Judge to the International Court of Justice, and the recent Kosovo decision by that court. [...]

An Interview with Martha Minow

In this interview, Martha Minow (Jeremaih Smith, Jr. Professor and Dean of Harvard Law School) discusses her work with several international human rights organizations, her recently published book about Brown v. Board of Education’s underappreciated influence outside the United States, and her take on the merits of arguments debating whether U.S. courts should consider foreign and international law. [...]