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.
Articles by this author:
The US Needs a Strategy for (Human) Security Cooperation
by Linda Bishai and Laura R. Cleary
Feb 9th, 2023
Why Violent Extremism Still Spreads
by Lauren Van Metre and Linda Bishai
Mar 11th, 2019
“We are all Darfur!” – Sudan’s Unity Protests Stand a Real Chance. Time for the West to Step Up
by Linda Bishai and Azaz Elshami
Jan 29th, 2019