Dr. Anan Alsheikh Haidar studied at the Law School of Damascus University, Syria, and received her Diploma in Law in 2000. In 2005, she earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Advanced Legal Studies as Chevening Scholar at the Law School of Reading University, UK, which was followed by her Ph.D. in Law in 2010 in the principal subjects of International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, and International Security Studies. She worked as lecturer at the Law School of Damascus University from 2010 to 2014 as well as at the Syrian Virtual University. Since 2016, she has been a Philipp Schwartz fellow at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law at the University of Cologne, Germany.