Director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Naz Modirzadeh is the founding Director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. She regularly advises and briefs international humanitarian organizations, UN agencies, and governments on issues related to international humanitarian law, human rights, and counter-terrorism regulations relating to humanitarian assistance. For more than a decade, she has carried out legal research and policy work concerning a number of armed conflict situations. Her scholarship and research focus on intersections between the fields of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and Islamic law. She frequently contributes to academic and professional initiatives in the areas of humanitarian action, counter-terrorism, and the laws of war. In addition to taking part in several expert advisory groups for UN research initiatives, she is a non-resident Research Fellow at the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the Naval War College and a non-resident Research Associate in the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.She visited the Laureate Program in July/August 2016.