February 15 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Catherine Powell, '92, "We The People: These United Divided States"

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Catherine Powell is a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where she teaches international law, human rights, constitutional law, and comparative law. Professor Powell is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her prior experience includes stints in President Obama’s White House National Security Council as Director for Human Rights as well as in Secretary of State Clinton's Policy Planning Office. Earlier, Powell was the Founding Director of both the Human Rights Institute and the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, where she was on the faculty as a clinical professor. In addition to being a former member of the Human Rights Watch board, she has been a consultant on national security and human rights matters for the Center for American Progress and the American Constitution Society as well as a visiting professor at Georgetown University School of Law (2012-2013) and Columbia Law School (spring 2007 and fall 2016). Powell received a BA from Yale College, an MPA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in Public and International Affairs, and a JD from Yale Law School. She also completed a Post-Graduate Ford Fellowship in Public International Law at Harvard Law School.

To request background readings, email: schell.law@yale.edu.


Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo



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