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Anthony C. Gooch is a retired partner at the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He has written and co-authored numerous books and articles on legal topics and serves on several boards and councils, including the board of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Rockefeller University Council and the Investment Management Committee of the board of regents of Sewanee: The University of the South.

Gooch formerly served as board chairman of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, an organization that works to better the conditions of the rural poor and their communities in Africa and Asia.

An honors graduate from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., Gooch also holds a law degree and a master of laws from New York University and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University as well as a diploma from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

  •  March 26, 2013 
Millennium Village in Mayange, Rwanda
It is urgent that the United States ratify the international Convention on the Rights of the Child. This treaty, which recognizes that childhood is entitled to special care and assistance, is based on the principle that the family is the basic group of society, and it states that every child should be brought up …
  •  December 3, 2012 
US Senate Women
The time has come for the United States to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, commonly known as Cedaw, particularly after women voters asserted themselves so effectively in recent US elections. The convention obliges signatories to “ensure the full development and advancement of women” and expressly extends …

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