David P. Stewart is Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches public and private international law, foreign relations law, international criminal law and civil litigation, international law in domestic courts, and international immunities, among other topics. He also directs the Center on Transnational Business and the Law and codirects the Global Law Scholars Program. He served for 33 years in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, including as tours as Assistant Legal Adviser for Human Rights and Refugees, for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, for Diplomatic Law and Litigation, and for International Claims and Investment Disputes, among other positions. He is the current President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law as well as the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. From 2008-2016 he was a member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, which advises the Organization of American States on juridical matters of an international nature and promotes the progressive development and codification of international law.
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