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People

In addition to affiliated faculty, the Schell Center hosts visiting Fellows throughout the academic year with expertise in a range of human rights-related fields. Students across the University are encouraged to reach out to Fellows to learn from them and connect on shared areas of interest during Fellows’ time at the Schell Center.

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Faculty and Staff

Claudia M. Flores
Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center of International Human Rights

Claudia Flores is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, and Director of the Law School’s Orville H. Schell, Jr.…

Paul Kahn
Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Paul W. Kahn is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. Professor Kahn teaches in…

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James J. Silk
Binger Clinical Professor Emeritus of Human Rights

James J. Silk is the Binger Clinical Professor Emeritus of Human Rights at Yale Law School. He founded and directed the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights in Yale College. In the…

Shannon Sommers
Community Human Rights Fellow

As Community Human Rights Fellow, Shannon Sommers assists the Schell Center in promoting a vibrant human rights community and in developing human rights projects. She is interested in the…

Fellows

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Robina Senior Human Rights Fellow

Tom Andrews is the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. A former member of the US…

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Cover-Lowenstein Fellow

Laith Aqel is the Cover-Lowenstein Fellow at Yale Law School's Schell Center.

kristine beckerle
Schell Center Visiting Fellow

Kristine Beckerle is a lawyer, researcher, human rights activist and writer focused on human rights and humanitarian law questions in the contemporary Middle East. Beckerle…

Alfred Brownell
Tom and Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Alfred Brownell is an internationally recognized environmental rights activist and lawyer from Liberia. Brownell has advocated for more than two decades to protect the environment and human rights…

Matthew Bugher
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Matthew Bugher is a Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and the Research Director for the Myanmar Human Rights Project.

With a long-term focus on Southeast Asia, he…

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Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Christian Clark is a cartoonist (Washington Post, Financial Times, Toronto Star, Guardian, etc.) and two-time Emmy Award-winning writer (Sesame Street) who has…

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Tom and Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Janine di Giovanni is the Executive Director and co-Founder of The Reckoning Project, a war crimes unit in Ukraine that documents atrocities and helps build cases for international mechanisms.…

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Tom and Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Musa is a Research Fellow in Law at the Schell Centre for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. His research and work focuses on accountability, transitional justice, victims’…

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Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Dominic McGoldrick is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. He teaches and researches on UK Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and…

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Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Zahra Motamedi is a human rights advocate with a rich 13-year career spanning critical roles within human rights organizations, including significant work in Afghanistan. As an Associate Research…