Dr. Ruth Wedgwood, who will be presenting the 2019 Myres McDougal Distinguished Lecture, “Democracy and Demagogues,” this Wednesday March 27, will be available during the day to meet with students to talk about careers/education paths in international law this Tuesday, March 28.
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Dr. Ruth Wedgwood is the Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and the Director of the International Law Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C.
Previously, she has served as a two-term U.S. member of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights, sitting in Geneva and New York and reviewing the human rights performance of member governments. She has taught future Foreign Service officers, members of the United States military and foreign militaries, NGO professionals, and international law scholars. She served at the U.S. Naval War College as the Charles Stockton Professor of International Law, held a tenured professorship at the Yale Law School, served for more than a decade as the Senior Fellow for international law at the Council on Foreign Relations, and served as a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board and the CIA Historical Review Panel. She was also the global President of the 150-year-old International Law Association in London.
Dr. Wedgwood currently serves on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committees on Public and Private International Law. She is a vice president of the International Law Association (ILA) and on the International Human Rights and International Arbitration committees of the American Branch of the ILA.
Her expertise centers on human rights law, the laws of armed conflict, and United Nations peacekeeping and politics, as well as American legal history.