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ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, DC.

International Law Behind the Headlines American Society of International Law

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ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, DC.

    Episode 21: The “Brussels Effect” with Anu Bradford of Columbia Law School

    Episode 21: The “Brussels Effect” with Anu Bradford of Columbia Law School

    The EU is the leading regulatory power in the world today. Why is it so influential and how does its influence manifest itself? Will it remain influential in the future? In this episode, Kal Raustiala talks to Anu Bradford about her new book The Brussels Effect.

    • 36 min
    Episode 20: Authoritarian International Law?

    Episode 20: Authoritarian International Law?

    Catherine is joined by Dr. Tom Ginsburg, Professor of International Law and Political Science at the University of Chicago, to discuss his recent article “Authoritarian International Law?” in the American Journal of International Law. Their wide-ranging conversation explores the liberal foundation of international law, how countries with authoritarian governments may be re-writing those very foundations, and the implications that can have for democracies. Catherine and Dr. Ginsburg also discuss the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in states around the world and why those responses may not quite be a harbinger of new authoritarian trends.

    • 23 min
    Episode 19: Coronavirus and the International Law of Epidemics

    Episode 19: Coronavirus and the International Law of Epidemics

    In this episode Kal Raustiala speaks with Gian Luca Burci, former legal counsel at the World Health Organization, about how international law shapes the response of states to infectious disease. What do WHO rules permit and forbid? Does human rights law permit quarantines? What about trade embargoes and World Trade Organization commitments?

    • 30 min
    Episode 18: The Trump Administration’s Commission on Unalienable Rights

    Episode 18: The Trump Administration’s Commission on Unalienable Rights

    In this episode, Catherine Amirfar speaks with Professor Katharine Young, associate professor of law at Boston College Law School and expert on human rights about her take on the last decade in human rights, especially considering the work and possible effect of the State Department’s newly-formed Commission on Unalienable Rights. Professor Young also discusses the potential role of the United States in the direction of human rights discourse and enforcement in the years ahead.

    • 19 min
    Episode 17: Can the US Keep Iran’s Foreign Minister Out of the UN?

    Episode 17: Can the US Keep Iran’s Foreign Minister Out of the UN?

    In this episode with Larry Johnson, former Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs at the UN, we discuss the recent denial of a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, which occurred as tensions between Iran and the US reached a boiling point. We explore the complex history and law governing travel to and from the UN and the US’s obligations as the host nation under the Headquarters Agreement.

    • 41 min
    Episode 16: The Iran Crisis with Avril Haines, senior national security advisor to President Obama

    Episode 16: The Iran Crisis with Avril Haines, senior national security advisor to President Obama

    This episode features a conversation with Avril Haines, assistant to the president and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama and the first woman to hold the positon of the Deputy Director of the CIA. Avril addresses the most recent events since the U.S.’s targeted drone strike of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, including the legal and policy ramifications of the strike for the United States and its allies, as well as the nature and extent of the President’s authority to order the strike under both international and US law.

    • 36 min

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