Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect


Monica Hakimi

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Monica Hakimi, an up-and-coming legal scholar and assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, delivered the third annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law at The University of Tulsa College of Law February 22, 2010. Her lecture was titled “Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect".

Hakimi earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Duke University in 1997 and her J.D. in 2001 from the Yale Law School. She is extensively published in public international law, international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, and U.S. foreign relations law. Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which international actors manage the international legal process and achieve their ends within it, particularly in the contexts of human rights, armed conflicts, and the use of force. Her publications include pieces in the Yale Journal of International Law, the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Hakimi has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School, a visiting assistant professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and a volunteer English professor with WorldTeach in Ecuador.