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23. Universities in Crisis: It’s Not Just Varsity Blues

November 29, 2021

The Sidley Podcast What We’ve Learned About Preempting Crises at Universities It’s not just “varsity blues.” Universities are facing different kinds of crises than they ever imagined before, from COVID and Title IX to sports scandals and cyber breaches. As these institutions find themselves in legal and political crosshairs, their legal counsel are called on […]

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My live WCBS interview with Alan Dershowitz ahead of impeachment trial

January 20, 2020

Harvard Law Prof Waffles on Scope of His Role Asserts ‘I’m not a full-fledged member’ of impeachment defense team Claims Sekulow is not conflicted by Parnas allegations Dershowitz arguably should be considered an expert witness in this case and Dems should get a rebuttal witness Sekulow should be called to testify on Parnas representation When […]

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Back Channel Diplomacy Attempts to Defuse World Hot Spots, says U.S. Ambassador Dr. Susan Elliott

August 16, 2019

Retired U.S. Ambassador Dr. Susan Elliott tells us that back channel diplomacy is currently going on in ways unimagined by most citizens, through her organization, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. She became the NCAFP’s President and CEO in August 2018. Officially known as Track II Diplomacy, these closed­-door and off­-the­-record conferences provide opportunities for […]

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D.C. Lawyers Advance Civil Lawsuit vs. Republic of Turkey Over Beating of Protesters on U.S. Soil

March 25, 2019

•Turkey Faces April Deadline to Respond in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia •Ankara Foreign Ministry Finally Served After Rebuffing Service Three Times ◊PODCAST COLD OPEN VERBATIM: You had a trained paramilitary force attack peaceful protesters. The people who were protecting President Erdogan came across police lines and beat up our clients, hit […]

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From Zionist to Palestinian Advocate: One Lawyer’s Journey

January 31, 2019

Podcaster John Metaxas interviews veteran civil rights attorney Robert Herbst about his journey from his liberal Jewish upbringing to becoming an advocate for Palestinian rights. Bob says just as “Black Lives Matter in the U.S., Palestinian lives matter in Israel/Palestine.” He says his viewpoint changed significantly after what he calls Israel’s brutal 2014 Operation Protective […]

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Tasoula Hadjitofi: The Icon Hunter

June 2, 2018

John Metaxas interviews author Tasoula Hadjitofi about her book The Icon Hunter and her quest as a refugee to reclaim her nation’s stolen heritage. “As a girl growing up in Cyprus, I never imagined I’d learn as much as I have about the inner workings of art trafficking,” says Hadjitofi. Despite suffering from war, cultural […]

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