It has been called the greatest murder investigation in French history. When a suitcase bomb destroyed French Airlines UTA Flight 772, killing all 170 passengers and crew on board, it triggered a decades long search for accountability… a story that has previously been largely untold. But in his new book, “The Forgotten Flight,” author Stuart Newberger remembers one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in history from his unique vantage point as the attorney who represented the families of the seven Americans killed. The story of an epic pursuit of justice across international borders provides the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Stuart Newberger is a Washington-based senior partner with the international law firm of Crowell & Moring. His practice centers on handling complex international disputes, many involving the actions of governments. He has over 30 years of "first-chair" experience as a trial and appellate advocate in the U.S. courts, as well as international arbitration venues around the world, including ICSID, PCA, ICC, ICDR, AAA, SCC, LCIA, Austrian Federal Economic Centre and ad hoc proceedings pursuant to the UNCITRAL rules. He founded the firm's "International Dispute Resolution" practice. He is the author of “The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice,” a book on the investigation into the terrorist attack on UTA Flight 772 and the long fight for victims' families to obtain justice.
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.