FORA.tv Speaker - Abraham Sofaer
Abraham D. Sofaer, who served as legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State from 1985 to 1990, was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1994.
Named in honor of former U.S. secretary of state George P. Shultz, the appointment is awarded to a senior scholar of international prominence whose broad vision, knowledge, and skill can be brought to bear on the problems presented by a radically transformed global environment.
Sofaer's work has focused on separation of powers issues in the American system of government, including the power over war, and on issues related to international law, terrorism, diplomacy, national security, the Middle East conflict, and water resources. He teaches a course on transnational law at the Stanford Law School. During his distinguished career, Sofaer has been a prosecutor, legal educator, judge, government official, and attorney in private practice. His most recent book is The Best Defense? Legitimacy and Preventive Force (Hoover Institution Press, 2010).
06.27.12 | 01:05:20 min
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