Leila Nadya Sadat is the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law. She has served as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor since 2012. She is the Director of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a ground-breaking project launched in 2008 to write the world’s first global treaty on crimes against humanity. She also launched in 2018 the Gun Violence and Human Rights project examining the U.S. gun violence crisis from a human rights perspective. Professor Sadat is an internationally recognized authority and prolific scholar writing in the fields of public international law, international criminal law, human rights and foreign affairs, and has published more than 100 books and articles in leading journals, academic presses, and media outlets throughout the world. She held the Alexis de Tocqueville Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Paris, France in Spring 2011. She recently received an Honorary Doctorate from Northwestern University and the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award from Washington University.
Professor Sadat is the President of the International Law Association (American Branch), a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute, and a Counselor of the American Society of International Law.