Chrystie Flournoy Swiney

In Brief

EDUCATION

I hold graduate degrees from Harvard Law School (JD), Oxford University (MPhil), and Georgetown (MA), where I’m completing my PhD (ABD) in International Relations. My dissertation is on the spread of restrictive civil society laws in democratic states.
I hold degrees from Harvard Law School (JD), Oxford University (MPhil), William and Mary (BA), and Georgetown, where I’m completing my PhD (ABD) in International Relations.

Experience

I am a human rights attorney, doctoral fellow, PhD candidate, researcher, and Editor-in-Chief of a leading publication on NGO law. I currently work for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, as well as the Georgetown Law Center. Previously, I worked for the US State Department, the College of William and Mary, the Constitution Project, and Oxford University Press.
I am a human rights attorney, doctoral fellow, adjunct professor, PhD candidate, and Editor in Chief of a leading publication on NGO law.

Research

My research focuses on the intersection of international relations, comparative law, and human rights. My dissertation explores the spread of restrictive civil society laws throughout the globe, including in long-standing, fully consolidated democratic states. I have a specific expertise in NGO laws, the freedom of association, and the closing space phenomenon, which refers to the global spread of restrictions on civil society.
My research areas include: International Relations, International and Comparative Law, Human Rights, Civil Society, Democracy, and Islam.

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