The International Law and the Constitution Initiative, directed by Professor Catherine Powell, explores the relationship between international law and constitutional law. The Initiative hosts public events and provides opportunities for students to work on law and policy projects.
Having served on the State of State’s Policy Planning Staff and the White House National Security Staff, Professsor Powell currently teaches International Law, Constitutional Law, and a seminar on Constitutional Rights and Human Rights in Comparative Perspective. She is also a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Examples of projects the Initiative has supported are posted below.
Scholars’ Statement of Principles for the New President on U.S. Detention Policy: An Agenda for Change (prepared under the auspices of the Center for American Progress)
Human Rights at Home: A Domestic Policy Blueprint for the New Administration
Revised version of the EO in the initial Blueprint above (Download Revised Appendix B: Draft Executive Order Here )
The Future of National Security Policy, March 31, 2014 and April 2, 2014
The Center on National Security, along with the Fordham International Law Journal and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice hosted two special evenings with former Legal Advisers for the U.S. Department of State. The videos of the events are below.
The Future of National Security Policy with John Bellinger
The Future of National Security Policy with Harold Koh