The Honourable Judge Brower has served continuously since 1983 as a Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. During his 50-year career in the law he has combined extensive practice at the bar with distinguished public service, both national and international, concentrating during 30 years in the fields of public international law and international dispute resolution. To mention only a few of his many accomplishments, he served as Judge Ad Hoc of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as a member of the Register of Experts of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, and as a member of the Panels of Conciliators and Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Judge Brower has served as Deputy Special Counsellor to the President of the United States and at the United States Department of State in Washington, DC, where as Acting Legal Adviser, he was the chief lawyer of the Department and principal international lawyer for the United States Government. Judge Brower was also a lawyer and partner of the law firm White & Case. He has represented various governments in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and is a member of the panels of arbitrators of a number of arbitral institutions around the world. As counsel or arbitrator he has handled cases on all six continents, principally under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, the LCIA, the AAA, the UNCC, ICSID, SCC, ARIAS and LMAA.
Judge Brower has also served as President of the American Society of International Law, Governor of the American Bar Association, Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and on the Executive Council of the International Law Association. He has published and spoken around the world on international law and international dispute resolution. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and had been selected as John A. Ewald, Jr. Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Judge Brower received various awards and medals, including, in 2009, the American Society of International Law's prestigious Manley O. Hudson Medal for "pre-eminent scholarship and achievement in international law . . . without regard to nationality" and the 2010 Stefan A. Riesenfeld Award from the University of California's Berkeley School of Law in recognition of "his outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of international law."
The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. The PIL Discussion Group hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch at All Souls College, Oxford. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world. The discussion group's meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press. The group typically meets each Thursday during Oxford terms in The Old Library in All Souls College, with lunch commencing at 12:30. The speaker will commence at 12:45 and speak for about forty minutes, allowing about twenty five minutes for questions and discussion. The meeting should conclude before 2:00. Practitioners, academics and students from within and outside the University of Oxford are all welcome. No RSVP is necessary. Join the PIL Email List to receive information about the PIL Discussion Group meetings, as well as other PIL@Oxford news. Most of the seminars are available as podcasts.