Christie Warren


Christie S. Warren is Professor of the Practice of International and Comparative Law and Director of the Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Program. Her areas of specialization include Comparative Law, Comparative Constitutional Systems, Post-Conflict Justice, International Human Rights Law, Civil Code Systems and Islamic Law. Her publications are in the area of Islamic Law and International Legal Development.

Professor Warren has designed, implemented, monitored and assessed constitutional, judicial and legal development and training projects in more than 40 countries throughout Africa, Central and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Newly Independent States, the Balkans and East Timor. She served as the 1998 – 1999 Supreme Court Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States and the 2010 Senior Expert in Constitutional Issues for the Mediation Support Unit of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. She has advised on constitutional issues and processes in Kosovo, Somalia, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Sudan, and participated in the Darfur Peace Talks. She is a graduate of the Harvard Mediation Program. Professor Warren serves as the Curriculum Advisor for the Constitution Building Processes Programme at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm. In April 2012 she was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve a three-year term as Supreme Court Fellows Commissioner.

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