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INTRODUCTION: A PERSONAL NOTE L INDA J. S ILBERMAN * The articles in this issue of the N.Y.U. Journal of Interna- tional Law and Politics are a tribute to the academic and profes- sional career of my friend and colleague Professor Andreas Lowenfeld. It was my privilege and honor to organize a con- ference in tribute to Andy – the Fourteenth Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Sym- posium – which was held on April 16, 2009 at New York Uni- versity School of Law, and at which the papers in this issue were initially presented. Not everyone who spoke at the con- ference was able to produce a published paper, but the Jour- nal is immensely pleased to have eight wonderful articles to preserve the richness of the panels and the discussion of that day. Both the presenters and their topics are a reflection of the breadth, diversity, and influence of Andy Lowenfeld. Andy be- gan teaching at NYU in 1967, and took Emeritus status this past year in August 2009, thus having taught full-time at NYU for forty-two years. Prior to arriving at the Law School, Andy served for five-and-a-half years in the Legal Advisor’s office of the U.S. State Department in the Kennedy and Johnston Ad- ministrations, and spent one academic year at the Kennedy In- stitute of Politics at Harvard University. Among the issues of public international law he encountered were ones raised by the Cuban Missile crisis, the invasion of the Dominican Repub- lic, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, as well as the “Chicken War” and the struggle over damage limitations for victims of inter- national air accidents. Each of these became the subject of a * Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University School of Law. I would like to thank the 2008-09 and 2009-10 editorial boards and staffs of the Journal of International Law and Politics, who worked to make both the conference and symposium journal a great success. In particular, Clay Ka- minsky (Editor-in-Chief of the Journal in 2008-09) and Adam Abelson (Man- aging Editor in 2009-10) gave extraordinary efforts and special attention to the project. Also, Monica Cortez, Professor Lowenfeld’s secretarial assistant, and Jocelyn Burgos, a former LL.M. Research Associate to Professor Lowenfeld and to me, were a constant help in every way in bringing this event to fruition. 3
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4 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLITICS [Vol. 42:3 chapter in the pioneering teaching books on international law written by Andy, together with his State Department col- leagues Abram Chayes and Thomas Ehrlich. 1 Over the follow- ing two decades, Andy developed a series of books on different aspects of international economic law – aviation law, 2 interna- tional investment, 3 international trade, 4 international mone- tary law, 5 and economic sanctions. 6
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