Wedgwood_Final_98_150Dr. Ruth Wedgwood is the Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C.   She was previously the Charles Stockton professor of international law at the U.S. Naval War College, professor of law at Yale Law School,  senior fellow for international law at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board.  She has written widely on the law of armed conflict, United Nations peacekeeping and politics, and human rights law, and directed the Council on Foreign Relations investigative series on “Lessons Learned in Peacekeeping.”

From 2003-2011, Dr. Wedgwood served as the American member  of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva and New York.. Dr. Wedgwood currently serves on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committees on  Public and Private International Law and is the global president of the 150-year-old  International Law Association.