Second Annual Workshop on International and Transnational Law

“The Value of Peace, the United States, and the Crime of Aggression”

Diane Marie Amann 
Director, California International Law Center at King Hall
University of California, Davis, School of Law

Diane Marie Amann is Professor of Law, Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar, and founding Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall, University of California, Davis, School of Law. Her scholarship examines the interaction of national, regional, and international legal efforts to combat atrocity and cross-border crime. Vice President of the American Society of International Law, Amann earned a Dr.h.c. in law from Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands, a J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, an M.A. in political science from UCLA, and a B.S. in journalism, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Prentice H. Marshall in Chicago and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, then was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in San Francisco. She has been a Visiting Professor of Law at UCLA, the University of California-Berkeley, and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University Ireland-Galway. Recipient of the 2010 American Bar Association Section on International Law Mayre Rasmussen Award for Advancement of Women in International Law, Amann is the founder of IntLawGrrls: voices on international law, practice, policy (

Comments by  David Gartner
Associate Professor of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law  

Professor Gartner teaches Constitutional Law, International Institutions, Foreign Relations Law, and Global Health Law and Policy. His current research focuses on the role of innovative international institutions and non-state actors in shaping international law and the response to global challenges in areas such as global health, development, education, and the environment.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Gartner was a fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Program in Ethics and Health. Previously he served as Senior Counsel and Policy Director to the Global AIDS Alliance and as a counsel on the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, and Labor. Professor Gartner has been a Visiting Lecturer at Yale University and a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is currently a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


 "Proportionality in Counterinsurgency Operations: A Relational Theory of Lex Specialis"

Evan Criddle
Assistant Professor of Law
Syracuse University College of Law 

Evan Criddle teaches and writes in the fields of public international law, international human rights, administrative law, and civil procedure. His publications have appeared in leading law reviews such as the Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, as well as peer-review and international law journals such as Legal Theory and the Yale Journal of International Law. Professor Criddle has presented his scholarship in a variety of venues, including the annual meetings of the American Society of International Law, Canadian Political Science Association, and European Society of International Law. His current research on the theoretical foundations of international human rights law is supported by a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

Professor Criddle received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Prior to joining the Syracuse University College of Law, Professor Criddle clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and he spent three years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York representing foreign sovereigns, multinational corporations, and political refugees. Since joining Syracuse, Professor Criddle has served as an affiliate of the College's Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) and as a member of the Executive Board of the American Society of International Law's International Legal Theory Interest Group.

Comments by Clark Lombardi
Associate Professor of Law
University of Washington Law

“From International Law to International Conflicts of Law: The Fragmentation of Legitimacy”

Harlan Cohen
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Georgia School of Law

Harlan G. Cohen is an assistant professor of law at Georgia University and specializes in international law.

Cohen came to Georgia Law from the New York University School of Law where he was a Furman Fellow and researched national security law, international law and legal history.  His scholarship has appeared in the Tulane, Iowa, and New York University law reviews and Yale and Berkeley journals of international law, among other places.

Previously, he worked at the New York law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and served as a judicial clerk for Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Cohen also interned in the U.S. Attorney's Office and for U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, both in the Southern District of New York. Before entering law school, Cohen worked at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and at the journal Foreign Affairs.

Cohen is a member of the American Society of International Law, where he serves on the executive committee of the International Legal Theory Interest Group and on the Annual Meeting Program Committee.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served as a member of the International Human Rights Committee.

Cohen earned a dual degree in history and international studies from Yale University before earning his master's in history. In 2003, he graduated magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Florence Allen Scholar and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Additionally, Cohen served as the articles editor of the New York University Law Review and received the Washington Foreign Law Society's Justice Robert H. Jackson Prize for best published student writing on a topic of international/foreign law.

Comments by Daniel Bodansky
Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics, and Sustainability
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Daniel M. Bodansky is a preeminent authority on global climate change whose teaching and research focus on international environmental law and public international law. He teaches courses in international law and sustainability and is a key player in the College of Law’s new Program on Law and Sustainability.

Prior to his arrival at the College of Law in 2010, Professor Bodansky was the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. He has served as the climate change coordinator and attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State, in addition to consulting for the United Nations in the areas of climate change and tobacco control. Since 2001, Professor Bodansky has been a consultant and senior advisor on the “Beyond Kyoto” and “Pocantico Dialogue” projects at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. He serves on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, is the U.S.-nominated arbitrator under the Antarctic Environmental Protocol, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of International Law. Awards include an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council of Foreign Relations, a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs, and a Jean Monnet Fellowship from the European University Institute.

Professor Bodansky’s scholarship includes three books and dozens of articles and book chapters on international law, international environmental law and climate change policy.


 “After Atrocity: New Approaches to the Redress and Restraint of Mass Killing" 

Mark Osiel
Aliber Family Chair in Law
University of Iowa College of Law

Mark Osiel's writings have inspired several conferences and are assigned at many leading universities in North America and Europe, in a number of fields. His scholarship seeks to show how legal responses to mass atrocity can be improved by better understanding its organizational dynamics, revealed through comparison of historical and contemporary cases.  This research also explores the relation of empirical social explanation to liberal normative judgment of leaders, followers, and bystanders.  Osiel’s six volumes include Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory & the Law (1997), Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline, and the Law of War (1999), Mass Atrocity, Ordinary Evil, and Hannah Arendt: Criminal Consciousness in Argentina's Dirty War (Yale Univ. Press, 2002), Making Sense of Mass Atrocity (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009), The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture & the Law of War (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009); and Collective Remedies for Mass Atrocity (forthcoming).

Professor Osiel has spoken at the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the U.S war colleges.   He served as consultant to prosecutors of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and of perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide. He regularly advises international organizations and governments in post-conflict societies on issues of transitional justice. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Pennsylvania Law Review, Human Rights Quarterly, Law & Social Inquiry, and Representations, Opinio Juris, among others.  Prof. Osiel is a regular media commentator on legal aspects of contemporary armed conflicts.

He has been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the London School of Economics, the American Bar Foundation/Northwestern, plus universities in Argentina, Brazil, France, The Netherlands, and India (as a Fulbright Lecturer). His courses include International Criminal/Humanitarian Law, Remedies, International Law, as well as seminars on Transitional Justice and on The Law of Armed Conflict.

Osiel’s recent research assesses the place of lawyers in the emerging global economy, particularly their ingenuity in overcoming legal obstacles to large cross-border transactions. This work, based on interviews with many leading practitioners, examines the extent to which nation-states may retain their distinctive legal traditions -- and the non-market values these often embody -- in the face of pressures from foreign investors for global harmonization.

After accepting a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Prof. Osiel practiced for two years at Foley, Hoag & Eliot, a large private law firm in Boston. Before law school, he worked as a Head Start counselor and as a paramedic in Guatemala.   Avocationally, he is an avid enthusiast of foreign film.

Comments by Daniel Rothenberg
Executive Director/Professor of Practice
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

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Daniel Rothenberg has more than 15 years of experience combining field research, project management and scholarship on international human rights and the rule of law. His research focuses on human rights documentation and analysis and transitional justice, particularly truth commissions, amnesty laws and reparations. Rothenberg has designed and managed rule of law projects in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout Latin America including programs to train human rights NGOs, aid indigenous peoples in using international legal remedies and collect and analyze thousands of first-person narratives of victims of severe human rights violations.

Before joining the law faculty in 2010, Rothenberg was Managing Director of International Projects at the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, Senior Fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and a Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. He is the author of various articles and monographs as well as With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today (Harcourt Brace) and the forthcoming Memory of Silence (Palgrave).



“An International Law of Citizenship” 

Peter Spiro
Charles R. Weiner Professor of Law
Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Peter J. Spiro joined the Temple Law School faculty in Fall 2006 as the inaugural holder of Charles R. Weiner Professorship in international law. Before coming to Temple, Professor Spiro was the Rusk Professor of Law at the University of Georgia Law School, where he also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development. A former law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court, Spiro specializes in international law, the constitutional aspects of U.S. foreign relations, and immigration and nationality law.

In a 2007 survey, Professor Spiro was ranked in the top 15 nationally among international law scholars on the basis of academic citation frequency. He has contributed commentary to such publications as FOREIGN AFFAIRS, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and THE NEW REPUBLIC. He also writes for the leading international law blog,
Opinio Juris His recent scholarship can be accessed through his publications page.

In 1993-94, he served as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, during which he studied the growing role of NGOs in international decision-making. Spiro was awarded an Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation fellowship to study the law of American citizenship in 1997-98. He served as a visiting professor at the University of Texas Law School in the spring of 2001, and was a professor of law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Hofstra University Law School, 1994-2004. Spiro is a frequent speaker in academic and policy forums on dual citizenship, the interaction of federal states with the international system and the role of non-governmental organizations in international institutions. He is a member of the U.S. Department of State's Historical Advisory Committee.

In addition to his 1990-91 Supreme Court clerkship, Spiro served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He has also served as director for democracy on the staff of the National Security Council, as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser and as a resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Spiro holds a B.A. from Harvard College and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Comments by Paul Berman 
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Paul Schiff Berman is Dean and Foundation Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of international law, conflict of laws, cyberspace law, and the cultural analysis of law.  Before arriving at ASU, Dean Berman was the Jesse Root Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. For the 2006-07 academic year, Dean Berman was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University in the Program in Law and Public Affairs. He has also served on the Organizing Committee of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities.

Dean Berman earned his A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1988 and his J.D. in 1995 from New York University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the NYU Law Review and received the University Graduation Prize for the graduating law student with the highest cumulative grade point average. He has served as law clerk to then Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to entering law school, Dean Berman was a professional theater director in New York City and Artistic Director of Spin Theater. He was also Administrative Director of The Wooster Group and of Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theatre at St. Mark's Church.


“The Displaced and Dispossessed of Darfur: Explaining the Sources of a Continuing State-Led Genocide."

John Hagan
John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University, Co-Director of the Center on Law & Globalization, American Bar Foundation in Chicago

John Hagan recieved the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2009.

Hagan is the Editor of the Annual Review of Law & Social Science. His research with a network of scholars spans topics from war crimes and human rights to the legal profession. He is the co-author with Wenona Rymond-Richmond of Darfur and the Crime of Genocide (Cambridge University Press 2009), which received the American Sociological Association Crime, Law and Deviance Section’s Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Publication Award and the American Society of Criminology’s Michael J.

Hindelang Book Award. He is the recent co-author of “Death in Darfur” in Science, “Racial Targeting of Sexual Violence in Darfur” in the American Journal of Public Health, and of “The Collective Dynamics of Racial Dehumanization and Genocidal Victimization” in the American Sociological Review. His paper with Gabrielle Ferrales and Guillermina Jasso on “How Law Rules: Torture, Terror and the Normative Judgments of Iraqi Judges” received the 2009 Best Article Prize from the Law & Society Association. Hagan is a former President of the American Society of Criminology and received Guggenheim, German Marshall Fund, and Russell Sage Foundation Fellowships, as well as the C. Wright Mills, Albert Reiss, and Michael J.

Hindelang Awards. His book on Justice in the Balkans: Prosecuting War Crimes at The Hague Tribunal was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2003, and Northern Passage: American Vietnam War Resisters in Canada was published by Harvard University Press in 2001. He is the co-author with Fiona Kay of Gender in Practice: A Study of Lawyers’ Lives (Oxford University Press1995).

Comments by Laura Dickinson
Professor of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Laura A. Dickinson joined the law faculty in 2008 as a professor and the faculty director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs. Her work focuses on human rights, national security, foreign affairs privatization, and qualitative empirical approaches to international law. Professor Dickinson’s current work-in-progress is a monograph entitled, Outsourcing War and Peace, to be published by Yale University Press. The book examines the increasing privatization of military, security, and foreign aid functions of government, considers the impact of this trend on core public values, and outlines mechanism for protecting these values in an era of privatization.

Prior to her appointment to ASU, Professor Dickinson was on faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she taught from 2001 to 2008, and she was a Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor in the Law and Public Affairs Program at Princeton University in 2006-2007. She served as a senior policy adviser to Harold Hongju Koh, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, and is a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Harry A. Blackmun and Stephen G. Breyer, and to Judge Dorothy Nelson of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Dickinson is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and co-organizer of a Collaborative Research Network on Empirical Approaches to International Human Rights Law, convened under the auspices of the Law & Society Association

“Executive Power and Foreign Relations at the turn of the 20th century”

David Gartner
Associate Professor
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Comments by Chimène Keitner
Professor of Law
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Chimène Keitner's scholarship focuses on the relationships among law, communities, and borders. She holds a J.D. from Yale, a doctorate from Oxford in international relations, and a bachelor's degree from Harvard. Professor Keitner, who was born in Canada, studied at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and was awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans at Yale. During law school, she was a student director of the immigration clinic, an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law, and winner of the best team and best oralist prizes in the Yale moot court competition. After law school, she clerked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and spent three and a half years in private practice in San Francisco, where she represented plaintiffs in employment discrimination and consumer fraud class actions.  Professor Keitner previously served as a consultant for groups including UNESCO, the Greenland Commission on Self-Government, and the Faroese Constitutional Committee on issues relating to cultural diversity and self-determination.  In 2005, she served as co-counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First in one of the first civil suits to challenge the treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, she represented amici Professors of Public International Law and Comparative Law in the U.S. Supreme Court case Samantar v. Yousuf, in which the Court found that the common law, and not the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, governs the immunity of individual foreign officials 


“The Selection Conundrum: The Politics of Prosecutorial Selection and Discretion at the International  Criminal Court"

Victor Peskin
Associate Professor
School of Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
Comments by Beth Van Schaack
Professor of Law
Santa Clara Law

 "Israeli/Palestine Conflict" 

Oren Gross
Irving Younger Professor of Law Director, Institute for International Legal & Security Studies
University of Minnesota Law School

Professor Oren Gross is the Irving Younger Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for International Legal & Security Studies at the University of Minnesota Law School. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of national security law, international law, and international trade. He is also an expert on the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Professor Gross holds an LL.B. degree magna cum laude from Tel Aviv University, where he served on the editorial board of the Tel Aviv University Law Review. He obtained LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School while a Fulbright Scholar.

Professor Gross was a member of the faculty of the Tel Aviv University Law School in Israel from 1996 to 2002. He also has taught and held visiting positions at Princeton University; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; the Max Planck Institute for International Law and Comparative Public Law in Heidelberg, Germany; the Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast (while a British Academy visiting professor); Queen's University in Belfast; the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain); and Brandeis University. Professor Gross has received numerous academic awards and scholarships, including a Fulbright scholarship and British Academy and British Council awards.

Between 1986 and 1991, Professor Gross served as a senior legal advisory officer in the international law branch of the Israeli Defense Forces' Judge Advocate General's Corps. In 1998, he served as the legal adviser to an Israeli delegation that negotiated an agreement with the Palestinian Authority's senior officials concerning the economic component of a permanent status agreement between Israel and Palestine.

Professor Gross's work has been published extensively. His articles appeared in leading academic journals such as the Yale Law Journal, Yale Journal of International Law, Michigan Journal of International Law, Minnesota Law Review, and Cardozo Law Review. His book, Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice, co-authored with Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Merit for Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship by the American Society of International Law in 2007.

Professor Gross joined the University of Minnesota in 2002 and was appointed the Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar in 2003 and the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law in 2004. In 2004 he was also the recipient of the John K. & Elsie Lampert Fesler Research Grant. He was appointed as the Irving Younger Professor of Law in 2005.

Professor Gross practiced law at Sullivan and Cromwell in 1995-1996 and is a member of both the New York and Israeli bars

Comments by Ken Abbott

Professor of Law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholarl
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
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A leading scholar in international law, Kenneth Abbott’s teaching and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law. He also has a faculty appointment in the ASU School of Global Studies, where he co-directs the global environmental governance program.
Before joining the faculty in 2006, Professor Abbott taught for more than 25 years at Northwestern University School of Law, where he held the Elizabeth Froehling Horner Chair in Law and Commerce. He also served as director of the Northwestern University Center for International and Comparative Studies. Professor Abbott participates actively in conferences and research projects in both international law and international relations and has spoken and taught in many countries. He has served as Chair of the International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. Professor Abbott also practiced law at Harris Beach LLP in Rochester, N.Y., served in the VISTA Lawyer’s Program, and was a research fellow at Harvard Law School.
Professor Abbott is a member of the editorial boards of International Theory, the Journal of International Economic Law and the Journal of International Law and International Relations.