Gabriella Blum, PON Executive Commitee

Gabriella Blum Gabriella Blum is the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School, and Co-Director of the HLS-Brookings Project on Law and Security.

Following her studies of law and economics at Tel-Aviv University, Blum joined the Israel Defense Forces, and served as a senior legal advisor in the International Law Department, Military Advocate General’s Corps. During her military service, she was involved in the Israeli-Arab peace negotiations, Israeli strategic cooperation with foreign forces, and the administration of the Palestinian occupied territories.

After completing the L.L.M. and SJD degrees at Harvard, she returned to the IDF, and then joined the Israeli National Security Council, Prime Minister’s Office, as a strategy advisor. In 2005, she returned to Harvard to join the Law School faculty.

Blum is the author of Islands of Agreement: Managing Enduring Armed Rivalries (Harvard University Press 2007), and of the co-authored book (with Philip Heymann), Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism (MIT Press), as well as of several journal articles on international law and the laws of war.

Research Interests: Conflict Management, Counter-Terrorism Operations, Laws of Armed, Conflict, Negotiation, Public International Law

Select Publications:

Blum, Gabriella. “The Dispensable Lives of Soldiers,” Journal of Legal Analysis, (2010).

Blum, Gabriella. “The Laws of War and the Lesser Evil,” 35 Yale Journal of International Law 1 (2010).

Blum, Gabriella. “The Role of the Client: The President’s Role in Government Lawyering,” 32 Boston College International and Comparative Law Review (2009). (Symposium Issue)

Blum, Gabriella. Islands of Agreement: Managing Enduring Armed Rivalries (Harvard University Press 2007). Full text: AMAZON (Purchase)

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