Debevoise Partner Catherine Amirfar Co-Hosts American Society of International Law Podcast Series

4 December 2018

Debevoise & Plimpton partner Catherine Amirfar is co-hosting International Law Behind the Headlines, a new podcast series from the American Society of International Law. Featuring interviews with leaders in the field, each episode will tackle critical international legal issues dominating today’s headlines.

Through in-depth conversations with five authorities on international law, the podcast’s inaugural episode explored the question: is the post-World War II international order being dismantled? Click here to listen to episode one.

In episode two, Professor James Kraska discusses maritime tensions between Russia and Ukraine in the Kerch Strait. Click here to listen to episode two.

Is a cyberwar the realm of science fiction? What is the most pressing cyber threat we face and are we prepared? What international framework do we need? Click here to listen to episode three, which addresses these questions and the stakes of the “code war.”

Episode four features Tess Bridgeman, former Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to the President. The episode looks at how international law is incorporated into U.S. policy and decision-making at the highest levels, what we are seeing now under the Trump Administration, and what we can expect for the future. Click here to listen to episode four.

In episode five, Ms. Amirfar speaks with former State Department legal advisor John Bellinger about the ICJ cases against the United States and U.S. foreign policy and decision-making considerations for treaty withdrawals. Click here to listed to episode five.

Ms. Amirfar is a litigation partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Public International Law Group. Her practice focuses on international commercial and treaty arbitration, international and complex commercial litigation and public international law.

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