Leila Nadya Sadat is the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. She serves as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor, and in 2008 launched the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a ground-breaking project to write the world’s first global treaty on crimes against humanity.  She is a prolific scholar in the fields of public international law, international criminal law, human rights and foreign affairs, and has published more than 100 books and articles in leading journals, academic presses, and media outlets. She held the Alexis de Tocqueville Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Paris, France in Spring 2011.  In 2018 she launched the Gun Violence and Human Rights project examining the U.S. gun violence crisis from a human rights perspective. She is the President of the International Law Association (American Branch) and a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations.

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