Advisory Board

PILPG’s Advisory Board is composed of eminent experts in the field of international law.  Among its members are former diplomats, prominent international lawyers, distinguished academics, and leaders of human rights organizations.

Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Ambassador Morton Abramowitz, Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation.  Formerly, he was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and has held numerous positions in the United States Department of State.   He also served as acting president of the International Crisis Group.

Justice Richard J. Goldstone, Former Chief Prosecutor, U.N. International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.  He was a member of the International Panel of the Commission of Enquiry into the Activities of Nazism in Argentina (CEANA), chair of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, and a member of the UN Independent Inquiry Committee to investigate the Iraq Oil for Food program.

Advisory Board Members

Mr. David Andrews, Director of PG&E Corporation, James Campbell Company LLC, and UnionBanCal Corporation.  He previously served as the Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State.  Prior to his appointment at the Department of State, he was the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and the former chairman of the firm’s environmental practice group.  Mr. Andrews is the retired Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel, and Secretary of PepsiCo, Inc.

Mr. Maurice Copithorne, Honorary professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and the former Legal Adviser of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He held numerous positions in the Canadian Department of External Affairs, including Ambassador to Austria and UN Agencies in Vienna, Assistant Under Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific, and Commissioner to Hong Kong.  Mr. Copithorne was also a United Nations Special Representative on the Human Rights Situation in Iran.

Professor David M. Crane, Professor of Practice at the Syracuse University College of Law.  He was the founding Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone.  Professor Crane also has held numerous positions in the federal government including Senior Inspector General of the Department of Defense, Assistant General Counsel of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Professor of International Law at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School.

Professor Malcolm Grant, Provost and President, University College London.  He is a former member of Law Faculty at Southampton University, a former professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and a Life Fellow of Clare College.  The British government awarded Professor Grant the CBE for services in planning law and local government.  The French Government appointed him Officier dans l’Ordre de Mérite.

Mr. Herbert Hansell, Former Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State and a retired partner at Jones Day.  He is a former Assistant General Counsel at the National Science Foundation, a former chairman of the MIT Advisory Committee on Law and Technology, and a former chairman of the Yale University Council Committee on the Law School.

Ms. Zorica Maric, Former Head of the Republic of Montenegro’s Trade Mission to the United States and officer at the Montenegrin Central Bank.  She was previously stationed in Sierra Leone as part of an international delegation observing the first democratic elections in the country.

Mr. Davis R. Robinson, Senior Managing Director of Brock, LLC.  He is a former Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State, the former Senior Managing Director of Richard C. Breeden & Co. LLC, a former senior partner of Dewey & LeBoeuf, and a former Adjunct Senior Fellow in international law at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Judge Abraham D. Sofaer, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a former Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State.  Formerly, he served as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  He was a professor of law at the Columbia University School of Law.

Professor Jiri Toman, Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law.  He was the Deputy Director of the Henry-Dunant Institute in Geneva and has taught at the School of Economics and School of Law at Charles University in Prague, George Washington University, and Universite de Franche-Compte in Besancon.

Mr. Edwin Williamson, Senior Counsel with Sullivan & Cromwell and a former Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business and is a former Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD.

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