The Intersection of International Law, Foreign Policy, and National Security

This talk is co-hosted with the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict.

Avril D. Haines will give a talk discussing the intersection of international law, foreign policy, and national security in the context of state-actor asymmetric threats.

Avril D. Haines, currently a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University, most recently served as Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama. Just prior to this, she was the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and before that she served as the Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. Before joining the NSC, she led the Treaty office at the Department of State, was the Deputy Chief Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, worked for the The Hague Conference on Private International Law, and served as a law clerk for Judge Danny Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Avril received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Chicago, a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and founded and ran a bookstore café for five years while engaged in community service in Baltimore.