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Combating Illicit Trade in Ancient Art

Mark Feldman and Robin Matthewman tell the story of how U.S. – Mexican cooperation shaped the 1970 UNESCO Convention on Cultural Property.

The Iran Hostage Crisis: Diplomatic Drama and Legal Innovation

In this episode, Mark Feldman and Robin Matthewman talk about how the Carter freeze of Iranian assets became a two-edged sword, and the innovative lawyering required to solve claims/assets issues and to bring the...

Lawyers at work on U.S. Foreign Policy

State Department lawyers at work: (1) POW treatment for Vietcong captured in combat; (2) Maritime boundaries with Mexico by executive agreement pending treaty ratification. Third episode of the WFLS’ series “Lawyering in US foreign...