Chrystie Flournoy Swiney

In Brief

EDUCATION

I hold degrees from Harvard Law School (JD), Oxford University (MPhil), Georgetown (MA/ PhD (ABD)), and the College of William and Mary (BA).
Harvard Law School (JD), Oxford University (MPhil), Georgetown (MA/PhD(ABD)), and the College of William and Mary (BA).

Experience

I am an international lawyer and scholar of international law and human rights. I currently serve as a Legal Adviser and Scholar at the Sunwater Institute. Previously, I held legal positions at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the US State Department, and the Constitution Project, and served as a consulting legal adviser for the Global Parliament of Mayors and Oxford University Press. I have also worked as an adjunct professor for the College of William and Mary, a Research Fellow at Georgetown Law Center, and the lead author of Global Trends in NGO Law.
I am an international attorney and scholar of international law and human rights.

Research

My interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection of international law, international relations, and human rights. My dissertation explores the spread of restrictive civil society laws in the world’s strongest democratic states. My broader research agenda focuses on the role of sub-national actors in international politics and their influence on international law.
My research areas include International, Comparative and Human Rights Law; International Relations; Civil Society Organizations and Not-for-Profit Law; Sub-national Diplomacy and Global Governance; and Democracy and Democratic Decay.

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