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Barry E. Carter

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Professor Carter’s extensive and distinguished background in international trade and business, U.S. and international law, and foreign policy includes his service, from 1993-1996, as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, and also during that time as the U.S. vice chair to Secretary of Defense William Perry on bilateral defense conversion committees with Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and other countries to help eliminate the nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan and Ukraine and to secure nuclear and other dangerous materials in several countries. Before entering the government, Professor Carter had been a Georgetown professor since 1979 and was Executive Director of the American Society of International Law during 1992-93. He served as a senior counsel on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities in 1975. A member of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s National Security Council staff from 1970-72, he worked on nuclear arms negotiations and other foreign policy matters. He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was on the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, the advisory council of a major insurance company, and was on the board of directors of a U.S. international trading company. He was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Defense Budget Project and the Vice President of the Arms Control Association.


Allen S. Weiner

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Allen S. Weiner is Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Program in International and Comparative Law at Stanford Law School. He is also co-director of the Stanford Program on International Conflict and Negotiation. Weiner is an international legal scholar with expertise in such wide-ranging fields as international and national security law, the law of war, international conflict resolution, and international criminal law (including transitional justice). In the realm of international conflict resolution, his highly multidisciplinary work analyzes the barriers to resolving violent political conflicts. Weiner’s scholarship is deeply informed by experience. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003, he practiced international law for more than a decade in the U.S. Department of State, as legal counselor to the U.S. Embassy in The Hague and attorney adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Weiner’s scholarship has appeared in such publications as the Stanford Law Review, the American Journal of International Law, Daedalus, the Stanford Journal of International Law, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Lewis & Clark Law Review, and as a chapter in an edited volume entitled Intervention, Terrorism, and Torture: Contemporary Challenges to Just War Theory (Springer: 2007). His commentary on international law issues has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and other periodicals. He is a member of the American Society of International Law, where he has served on the Executive Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Mr. Weiner graduated from Stanford Law School as a member of the Order of the Coif in 1989 and magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1985. He was a law clerk to Judge John Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.


Duncan B. Hollis

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Duncan B. Hollis is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at Temple University Law School in Philadelphia. His scholarship engages with issues of international law, interpretation, and cybersecurity, with a particular emphasis on treaties, norms, international organizations, and other forms of international regulation. A former Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Professor Hollis has served as a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and a Visiting Professor at LUISS Università Guido Carli. He is currently a non-resident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a contributor to the international law blog, Opinio Juris. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and served as an Adviser on its project to draft a Fourth Restatement on the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. In 2016, he was elected by the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States to a four year term on the OAS’s Inter-American Juridical Committee.

Professor Hollis’s other books include The Oxford Guide to Treaties (OUP 2012) which was awarded the 2013 ASIL Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers, as well as National Treaty Law & Practice (Nijhoff 2005). His articles have appeared in various journals and books, including the American Journal of International Law, the Texas Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Harvard Journal of International Law, and the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is actively engaged in studying—and participating in—global negotiating dynamics on regulating state behavior in cyberspace, including working with Microsoft on its recent proposals to create new institutions to improve global governance with respect to cybersecurity.