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Director
2017–2020
Charlotte Ku is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Global Programs at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Previously, Dr. Ku served as Professor of Law, Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Legal Programs at the University of Illinois College of Law where she also co-directed the Center on Law and Globalization. Dr Ku was Acting Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge following a twelve-year term as Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the American Society of International Law in Washington, DC. Throughout her years of senior academic leadership positions, Dr Ku has fostered the building of awareness of international law and institutions. She has also championed the interdisciplinary collaboration of international law and international relations scholars. More recently, she is working to perfect models of professional training for law students that touch on global awareness and practice skills. Dr Ku has been on the faculties of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of the School of Advanced Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia. Prior to joining academe, Dr Ku served as a consultant to the community-based San Francisco Foundation; as director of research and publications of a community organization; and on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Alan Cranston.  Dr Ku’s research interests are in international law and global governance. Her publications include “Primary Effects of Secondary Rules: Institutions and Multi-Level Governance,” with Paul F. Diehl in The Rule of Law in Global Governance; “Fragmentation in International Law and Governance: Understanding the Sum of the Parts,” in What’s Wrong with International Law?; “Transparency, Accountability, and Responsibility for Internationally Mandated Operations” in The Oxford Handbook on the Use of Force in International Law; “Evolution of International Law,” in International Organization and Global Governance; International Law, International Relations, and Global Governance; and The Dynamics of International Law with Paul F. Diehl.