Ambassador (ret.) Todd Buchwald

Ambassador (ret.) Todd Buchwald

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Todd F. Buchwald is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.  He formerly served as Special Coordinator for the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice from December 2015 through July 2017, and was conferred the rank of Ambassador by President Obama in July 2016. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Buchwald served in a variety of government positions as a career lawyer in the Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, including as the Assistant Legal Adviser for Political-Military Affairs during the Clinton and Bush Administrations, as Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs during the Bush and Obama Administrations, and as an as an attorney in the Office of White House Counsel under President Reagan. Following his departure from the State Department, he was appointed as the inaugural Tom A. Bernstein Genocide Prevention Fellow at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and he continues to teach International Organizations Law as Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Yale Law School.