Past President and Director
Charlotte Ku is Professor of Law and Director, 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 “ Fragmented Responsibility in a Global World,” in Global Peace and Security, “The United States and the International Court of Justice,” in The United States and International Law, “The International Court of Justice,” in the Oxford Handbook of the United Nations, “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.