FORA.tv Speaker - Elizabeth Anderson

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Biography

Elizabeth (Betsy) Andersen is Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the American Society of International Law (www.asil.org), the United States’ premier institution for advancing the study and use of international law. ASIL was founded in 1906 by Elihu Root, who served as both Secretary of War and Secretary of State for President Theodore Roosevelt. Ms. Andersen first joined the Society in 1995 and became its Executive Director in October 2006. Most recently she has served as the Executive Director of the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA CEELI), where she had worked since 2003. Prior to her position at the ABA CEELI, Andersen was the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia Division, where she had also worked as a researcher and director of advocacy for a total of eight years. Before joining Human Rights Watch, she served as Legal Assistant to Judge Georges Abi-Saab of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and as a law clerk to Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York. Andersen is a graduate of Yale Law School, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and Williams College. Her area of expertise is international humanitarian, human rights, and refugee law.

2 Programs

ASIL Dinner: A Celebration of Distinction and Promise

03.25.11 | 01:08:31 min | 0 comments

The Chautauqua Declaration and Press Conference

08.29.07 | 00:48:19 min | 0 comments