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Faculty Spotlight: CGA Clinical Professor Jennifer Trahan

An NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs professor since 2009, Clinical Professor Jennifer Trahan teaches international law, international justice, and transitional justice, among other topics. She has led field intensive programs to The Hague, Bosnia, Serbia, and one to Rwanda.

She is a prolific scholar, having published scores of law review articles and book chapters, including about the International Criminal Court’s crime of aggression. Her book, “Legal Limits to Security Council Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes” (Cambridge University Press 2020), was awarded the “2020 ABILA Book of the Year Award” by the American Branch of the International Law Association.

She serves as one of the US representatives to the Use of Force Committee of the International Law Association and holds various leadership positions with the American Branch. She also serves as Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression.

Recently, she talked about becoming involved in international law and her latest work related to international criminal law and tribunals.

Read more about Professor Trahan’s work and accomplishments.



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