Gabriella Blum, PON Executive Commitee

Gabriella Blum

Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

Harvard Law School Executive Committee Member, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

 

Gabriella Blum is a member of the Program on Negotiation Executive Committee and faculty director of the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. She is widely published in the fields of public international law and the law and morality of war, and is a Carnegie Fellow and recipient of the Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.

Professor Blum served with the Israel Defense Forces as a senior legal advisor in the International Law Department, Military Advocate General’s Corps, where she was involved in the Israeli-Arab peace negotiations, Israeli strategic cooperation with foreign forces, and the administration of the Palestinian occupied territories. She later joined the Israeli National Security Council, Prime Minister’s Office, as a strategy advisor.

A highly respected researcher and instructor in the study of conflict management, counterterrorism operations, laws of armed conflict, negotiation, and public international law, Professor Blum is the author of Islands of Agreement: Managing Enduring Armed Rivalries, and co-author of Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism and The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting a New Age of Threat.

Education

LL.B., Tel Aviv University

B.A., Tel Aviv University

LL.M., Harvard University

S.J.D., Harvard University

Research interests

Conflict management, counterterrorism operations, laws of armed conflict, negotiation, public international law

Selected publications

  • “The Dispensable Lives of Soldiers.” Journal of Legal Analysis 2, no. 1 (2010): 115–170.
  • “The Laws of War and the ‘Lesser Evil.’ ” Yale Journal of International Law 35, no. 1 (2010).
  • “The Role of the Client: The President’s Role in Government Lawyering.” Boston College International and Comparative Law Review 32, no. 2 (2009): 275–287.
  • Islands of Agreement: Managing Enduring Armed Rivalries. Harvard University Press, 2007.
  • With Philip Heymann. Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists.MIT Press, 2010.
  • With Benjamin Wittes. The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting a New Age of Threat.Basic Books, 2015.
  • Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism. MIT Press, 2014.

 

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