Biography

Teaching N KoreaDr. 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 Law of War, and National Security to mid-career U.S. and foreign military officers 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 award-winning scholarship focuses on international law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, human rights, refugees and migration, information warfare, and law and religion.  She is a specialist in the law and politics of the Middle East.  She is working on a book on how politicization of refugee crises threatens national security, and several projects on the use of law as a weapon of war.  Her scholarship is widely read and cited, and she is in the top 10 percent of most-downloaded authors on the Social Science Research Network.  Her work has appeared in the American Journal of International LawVirginia Journal of International Law, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Arizona State Law JournalBerkeley Journal of International LawChicago Journal of International Law, and the American Journal of Comparative Law, among other scholarly journals.  

Dr. Goldenziel is also regularly quoted and cited in publications such as the International Business TimesThe Atlantic, and The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker.com.  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 a popular speaker and consultant on international law, international security, foreign policy, refugees, migration, and Middle East politics.

Since 2016, Dr. Goldenziel has participated in High-Level Meetings related to the UN Global Compact for Migration and its implementation, including speaking alongside world leaders before 164 UN Member-States at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact in Marrakech, 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 for Migration

Law of War Lecture Photo

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 three 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.  

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