Dr. Jill Goldenziel is Associate Professor of International Law and International Relations at Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College, where she teaches International Law, the Laws of War, and National Security to mid-career U.S. and foreign armed services members studying for a Master's in Military Studies. She is also an Affiliated Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's Fox Leadership International program.
Dr. Goldenziel's scholarship focuses on international law, constitutional law, comparative law, human rights, refugees and migration, and law and religion. She is a specialist in the law and politics of the Middle East. She is currently writing a book on how to solve the migration and refugee crisis and several projects on the use of law as a weapon of war. Since 2016, Dr. Goldenziel has participated in High-Level Meetings related to the UN Global Compact for Migration, including speaking before 164 UN Member-States at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact, speaking at the 2018 Inter-Parliamentary Union/UN Annual Inter-Parliamentary Hearings, and submitting draft language for the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the Global Compact on Migration. She is actively involved in the UN's follow-up and implementation on the Global Compact for Migration.
Dr. Goldenziel's award-winning scholarship has appeared in the American Journal of International Law, Virginia Journal of International Law, Arizona State Law Journal, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Chicago Journal of International Law, and the American Journal of Comparative Law, among other scholarly journals. She has published pieces in The Washington Post, the L.A. Times, The Huffington Post, and The National Interest, and she has been a commentator on NPR, Public Radio International, and in other media. She is regularly quoted and cited in publications such as the International Business Times, The Atlantic, and The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker.com. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on international law, refugees, migration, and Middle East politics.
Dr. Goldenziel holds a Ph.D. and an A.M. in Government from Harvard University, a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, and an A.B. from Princeton University. She was previously a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law, a Lecturer on Government and Social Studies at Harvard College, and a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Dr. Goldenziel has clerked for Judge Thomas Buergenthal (Ret., International Court of Justice) and Prof. William W. Park on ICSID investor-state international arbitration tribunals. She is a member of the panel of neutrals for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law's Human Rights Interest Group. She lives in metro Washington, DC.