William Burke-White

Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House; Professor of law, School of Law

University of Pennsylvania

William Burke-White, is a legal expert on international law and global governance, as well as secession and self-determination.

His work has addressed issues of post-conflict justice; the International Criminal Court; international human rights, and international arbitration.

His current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests.

He served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. 

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