Philip Bobbitt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has served as Associate Counsel to the President, the Counselor on International Law at the State Department, Legal Counsel to the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, and Senior Director at the National Security Council. He has published seven books, most recently the New York Times-reviewed Terror and Consent.
Matthew Waxman served in senior positions at the U.S. State Department, Department of Defense and National Security Council before joining the Columbia Law faculty. He was a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where he studied international relations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he also serves as Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law & Foreign Policy.
Sarah Cleveland is a noted expert in international law and the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations, with particular interests in the status of international law in U.S. domestic law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State.
David Pozen is an associate professor of law, with research interests in several areas of public law and in nonprofit organizations. From 2010 to 2012, he served as special advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, Harold Hongju Koh. Previously, Pozen clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court (2009-2010) and for Judge Merrick B. Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2008-2009). From 2007 to 2008, Pozen served as special assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Daniel Richman is an expert in criminal procedure, evidence, and federal criminal law. He is the former Chief Appellate Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He has served in an advisory capacity for the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, and as a peer reviewer for the National Institute of Justice.
Joseph Lieberman was a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut for 24 years. At the end of his service in January 2013, he was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. Through both Committee positions, he became a leader in protecting the security of the American people and supporting American international leadership. Senator Lieberman is known as a national leader who works across party lines to get things done and who speaks his conscience regardless of the political consequences.
Michael Farbiarz is a federal prosecutor. Since 2009, he has been the Co-Chief of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
Richard B. Zabel is currently the Chief of the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. From 1999 until 2009, prior to rejoining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Zabel was a partner at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP where he was co-head of the firmwide litigation practice. His practice focused on white-collar criminal defense, SEC investigations, corporate internal investigations, complex civil litigation, and appeals.
Lee Gelernt has been an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union since 1992 and currently holds the position of Deputy Director of the ACLU’s national Immigrants’ Rights Project, where he works on immigration and national security issues.
David Raskin is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he worked on complicated terrorism cases. He will co-teach with Richard Zabel to offer a unique course that will expose students to myriad considerations that go into national security investigations and prosecutions.
Jeong-Ho Roh is the Director of the Center for Korean Legal Studies.
Gabor Rona is the International Legal Director of Human Rights First. He advises Human Rights First programs on questions of international law and coordinates international human rights litigation.
Steven Shapiro is the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First and the Policy Committee of Human Rights Watch, as well as the Advisory Committees of the U.S. Program and Asia Program of Human Rights Watch.