Linda Bishai

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Linda Bishai (@LindaBishai) is a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and teaches international law and the use of force as a professorial lecturer at The George Washington University. She previously served as director of Research, Evaluation and Learning at the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, an international development program that promotes justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law.

Linda earlier worked at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she oversaw programs on electoral violence prevention in Sudan and co-taught the institute’s course on Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa. She also has worked on police/community dialogue programming and developing violence prevention programming in Africa. She previously served as an assistant professor of political science at Towson University, and has taught at Brunel University, the London School of Economics, the University of Stockholm, and Georgetown University. She served as a Supreme Court Fellow in 2003-04 at the Federal Judicial Center, working on an introduction to international human rights law for the federal judiciary. Bishai holds a B.A. in history and literature from Harvard University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics. She is also on LinkedIn.


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