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About Charlotte Ku

Charlotte Ku is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Global Programs and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University School of Law.

Previously, she was Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Legal Studies at University of Illinois College of Law. She served as Acting Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge and was Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the American Society of International Law from 1994 to 2006.

Her research focuses on international law and global governance. With Shirley Scott, she is co-editor of Climate Change and the UN Security Council (Edward Elgar, 2018).

Positions

October 2015 - Present Professor and Associate Dean for Global Programs and Graduate Programs, Texas A&M University School of Law
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October 2010 - 2015 Professor of Law, University of Illinois - College of Law
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August 2007 - 2015 Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Department of Political Science
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March 2007 - 2015 Co-Director, University of Illinois - College of Law ‐ Center on Law and Globalization
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March 2007 - October 2007 Director, University of Illinois - College of Law ‐ Office of Graduate and International Legal Studies
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October 2006 - March 2007 Acting Director, University of Cambridge ‐ Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
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January 1994 - September 2006 Executive Vice President and Executive Director, The American Society of International Law
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March 1992 - December 1993 Deputy Executive Director, The American Society of International Law
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January 1990 - March 1992 Administrative and Program Director, The American Society of International Law
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August 1988 - June 1989 Visiting Professor, John Hopkins University ‐ SAIS Nanjing Center (China)
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August 1984 - August 1989 Assistant Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
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1982 - 1984 Program Management Consultant, San Francisco Foundation
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1978 - 1982 Director of Research and Publications, Children's Rights Group
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1974 - 1976 Legislative Staff, Office of U.S. Senator Alan Cranston
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, Board of Directors, Academic Council on the United Nations System
2015 - Present Member, Texas A&M University International Programs Committee
2016 - 2017 Member, Forward Planning Committee, Academic Council on the United Nations System
2009 - 2015 Member, University of Illinois Graduate College Electronic Thesis Advisory Committee
2007 - 2015 Member, University of Illinois International Advisory Council
2010 - 2014 Member, University of Illinois Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies Advisory Committee
2011 - 2012 Chair, Forward Planning Committee, Academic Council on the United Nations System
2011 - 2012 Member, University of Illinois Ad Hoc Committee on Area and International Studies
2010 Member, University of Illinois Center on Global Studies Advisory Committee
2007 - 2010 Elected Counsellor, American Society of International Law
2009 Member, University of Illinois Education Abroad Task Force
2008 - 2009 Member, University of Illinois Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies Advisory Committee
2008 Member, University of Illinois College of Law Visioning Committee
2005 Member, Academic Program Review Committee for the Department of Political Science at University of Nebraska
2004 - 2005 External Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Internationalization, The Behrend College
1998 - 2000 Chair, Board of Directors, Academic Council on the United Nations System
1997 - 2000 Membership Review Committee, Association of American Law Schools
1996 - 1998 Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Academic Council on the United Nations System
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Honors and Awards

  • American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit for "Democratic Accountability and the Use of Force in International Law," 2004

Courses

  • International Law
  • Transnational Law
  • International Organizations

Education

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Ph.D., Tufts University ‐ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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M.A.L.D., Tufts University ‐ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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B.A., American University ‐ School of International Service
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M.A., Tufts University ‐ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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Contact Information

Texas A&M University School of Law
1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102


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