The Hoover Institute
November 18, 2014 | 11:30 - 1:30
Marin County Country Club
At The Hoover Institute, Dr. Sofaer's work is focused on the power over war within the U.S. government, and on issues related to international law, terrorism, diplomacy, and national security. Dr. Sofaer served as legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State from 1985 to 1990, and was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1994. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and received his BA (magna cum laude in American History) and LL.B. degree from New York University School of Law in 1965, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review. He was a professor of law at Columbia University of Law, where he wrote an authoritative historical account of the constitutional powers of Congress and the President to control or affect issues related to the international use of force.