Amos Guiora

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Amos N. Guiora (@amos_guiora) is Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah. Guiora who teaches Criminal Procedure, International Law, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism and Religion and Terrorism incorporates innovative scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues and dilemmas.

Guiora was a Member of the American Bar Association’s Law and National Security Advisory Committee from 2010-2014. He is currently a Research Associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict; a Research Fellow at the International Institute on Counter-Terrorism, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzylia, Israel; and a Corresponding Member, The Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, University of Utrecht School of Law.

Professor Guiora has published extensively both in the U.S. and Europe on issues related to national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, and the limits of power, multiculturalism and human rights. He is the author of a number of books including The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust and Global Perspectives on Cyber-security.

Professor Guiora has been deeply involved over a number of years in Track Two negotiation efforts regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict predicated on a preference and prioritization analytical tool.

Professor Guiora has received grants from both the Stuart Family Foundation and the Earhart Foundation and was awarded a Senior Specialist Fulbright Fellowship for The Netherlands in 2008. In 2015, Professor Guiora was awarded the University of Utah, URC Faculty & Creative Grant Proposal, Inquiry Into Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust. He served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces as Lieutenant Colonel (retired), and held a number of senior command positions, including Commander of the IDF School of Military Law and Legal Advisor to the Gaza Strip.

Professor Guiora has testified before the U.S. Senate Judicary Committee; the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security; and the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Dutch House of Representatives.

In 2011 Professor Guiora was awarded the S.J. Quinney College of Law Faculty Scholarship Award and in 2014 he was elected a member of the Benchers Society at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.


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