Bellinger, John B. III - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 2003
Is adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a partner in the international and national security practices at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, DC. From 2005 to 2009, Bellinger was the legal advisor for the Department of State, where he was the principal international lawyer for the U.S. government and directed the Office of the Legal Advisor. Bellinger served from 2001 to 2005 as senior associate counsel to the president and legal advisor to the National Security Council at the White House.
He previously served as counsel for national security matters in the criminal division of the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as special assistant to Director of Central Intelligence William H. Webster. Bellinger is one of four U.S. members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, which nominates judges to the International Court of Justice. His op-eds on international law have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and International Herald Tribune. Bellinger received his AB from Princeton in 1982, his JD from Harvard Law School in 1986, and an MA in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1991.
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