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First, I am deeply appreciative of this honor, especially in the presence of so many who encouraged me along the way. I would like to acknowledge previous Hudson honorees who are present, including Charlie Brower, Edie Brown Weiss, and Bernie Oxman. Thanks to Catherine, Patrick, and the Allen & Overy law firm for sponsoring this event.

I also want to acknowledge my debts to other Hudson medalists who reached out to me early in my career — when I was, say, a twenty-five-year-old lawyer just getting started in the State Department, and that person was, say, a deputy legal adviser or an AJIL editor in chief. I am sure we will cover several of them in the course of this interview.


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