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Dr. Jill Goldenziel, CSC

Dr. Jill Goldenziel is Associate Professor at Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College. She is also a Distinguished Senior Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's Fox Leadership International program.

Dr. Goldenziel's scholarship focuses on international law, human rights, refugees and migration, international organizations, the intersection of international and domestic constitutional law, 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. In 2016 and 2017, Dr. Goldenziel participated in High-Level Meetings related to the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the UN Global Compact for Migration, including speaking before 50 UN Member-States and submitting draft language for the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants that was affirmed by the General Assembly.

Dr. Goldenziel's publications have appeared in the American Journal of International LawArizona State Law JournalBerkeley Journal of International LawChicago Journal of International Law, and the American Journal of Comparative Law, among other scholarly journals. Her work has been featured 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 TimesThe 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.  

Academic Publications:

Displaced: How To Solve the Refugee and Migration Crisis (working book project)

Displaced: A Proposal for a New International Agreement to Protect Refugees, Migrants, and States, 35 Berkeley Journal of International Law 47 (2017).

When Law Migrates: Refugees in Comparative International Law, in Paul Stephan et al., eds., Comparative International Law, Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2017).

Virtues Are Not Enough: A Response to Michael Ignatieff, 13 J. Int’l L. & Int’l Relations __ (2017).

Curse of the Nation-State: Refugees, Migration, and Security in International Law, 48 Arizona State Law Journal 579 (2016).

International Decisions: Plaintiff M68/2015 v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Ors (110 American Journal of International Law 546, 2016).

Regulating Human Rights: International Organizations, Flexible Standards, and International Refugee Law 14 Chicago Journal of International Law. 453-92 (2014) (partial peer-review).

Veiled Political Questions: Islamic Dress, Constitutionalism, and the Ascendance of Courts, 61 American Journal of Comparative Law 1 (2013) (peer-reviewed). 

Sanctioning Faith: Religion, State, and U.S.-Cuban Relations, 25 Journal of Law and Policy 179 (2009).

Refugees and International Security, in On the Move: Migration Challenges in the Indian Ocean Littoral, 29-42 (Henry L. Stimson Center, 2010). 

Blaine’s Name in Vain?: State Constitutions, School Choice, and Charitable Choice, 83 Denver University Law Review 57 (2005).

Administratively Quirky, Constitutionally Murky: The Bush Faith-Based Initiative, 8 N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 359 (2005). 

Fire Prevention: A Review of Amy Chua’s World on Fire, 23 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 78 (2006).