Adjunct Associate Professor
School of International Service
Susan Benesch is a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and Director of the Dangerous Speech Project (voicesthatpoison.org). In 2012-2013, she was the Edith Everett Genocide Prevention Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has previously taught human rights and refugee law at AU’s Washington College of Law, at Georgetown and Princeton, among other universities, and has lectured at schools including Yale, Duke, and Johns Hopkins. She has also worked at the Center for Justice and Accountability, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, and at the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Her recent publications include: A Prelude to Murder: Calling Humans Vermin (with Michael Abramowitz), Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2013; Song as a Crime Against Humanity, in Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution (Lexington Books, 2013); The Innocence of YouTube (with Rebecca MacKinnon), Foreign Policy, Oct. 5. 2012; Words as Weapons, World Policy Journal 24.1 (Spring 2012); The Ghost of Causation in International Speech Crime Cases, in Propaganda, War Crimes Trials & International Law: From Speakers’ Corner to War Crimes (Routledge, 2011); The ICTR’s Prosecution of a Pop Star: The Bikindi Case, African Yearbook of International Law 17 (2009); and Vile Crime or Inalienable Right: Defining Incitement to Genocide, 48 Virginia Journal of International Law 485 (2008).
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008, J.D., Yale Law School, 2001, B.A., Columbia College, 1986
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