Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (www.cjhsla.org) proudly presented a critical and timely discussion with Professor Eugene Kontorovich on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Los Angeles, California. Professor Kontorovich is one of the world’s preeminent experts on international and criminal law. His discussion also addressed what the re-election of Barack Obama means for Israel. Professor Kontorovich examined such central questions as legal status of settlements, the “1967 borders,” and Palestinian statehood and self-determination.
Professor Kontorovich teaches at Northwestern University School of law, where he specializes in constitutional and international law. He has been called on to advise lawyers in historic piracy trials around the world. He is working on a book on international law for Harvard University Press.
His scholarship has been published in leading academic journals and his expertise is often sought out and quoted by major news organizations such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR News, Associated Press, LA Times, and numerous television and radio programs. Prof. Kontorovich’s writings on Israel have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Jerusalem Post, and numerous other publications.
He is an internationally sought-after lecturer, and speaks frequently about the legal and historical aspects of the Israeli-Arab conflict at synagogues and to student groups at dozens of universities across the country, such as Columbia, NYU, Berkley, Chicago, Georgetown, Michigan, and dozens of others, as well as the Israeli Military Advocate General’s International Law Department, CAMERA, the AJC, Decalogue Society.
He has been honored with a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, in 2011-12, and with the Federalist Society’s prestigious Bator Award, given annually to a young scholar (under 40), for outstanding scholarship and teaching.
He attended the University of Chicago for college and law school, and ultimately taught there. After law school, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In a previous career, he was a newspaperman at Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and for many years at the Forward, where he reported from New York, Washington, Israel and Lebanon.
A critical and timely discussion by one of the foremost respected experts in international law.