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International Law Conference Reflecting On the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Liliana Obregón

Liliana Obregón is Associate Professor of law at Universidad de los Andes Law School in Bogotá, Colombia where she also directs the international law program. She specializes in the history and theory of international law and international institutions in Latin America. She earned her law degree from the Universidad de los Andes where she minored in history and was an assistant researcher for the Center for International Studies (CEI) on issues of drug trafficking, international human rights and international humanitarian law. She also co-authored two books on the regional integration policies between Colombia and Venezuela. She then did her Masters in International Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, Italy (1991-1992) and Washington D.C. (1992-1993) as a Ford Foundation Scholar. Her fields of specialization were in Latin American Studies and International Economics. After graduating from SAIS, Liliana worked at the NGOs Conservation International and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). In 1996 Liliana went to Harvard Law School to continue her studies with the support of the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. She finished her LL.M. in 1997 with a paper on international drug trafficking and human rights, under the supervision of Professor Henry Steiner. During her LL.M. year she also co-authored a book chapter titled “In Search of Hope: The Plight of Displaced Colombians” published by the Brookings Institution. After being admitted in the SJD program at Harvard Law School in 1997 she began to work more closely on revisiting the history of international legal thought in Latin America, under the guidance of her doctoral adviser David Kennedy, and with the additional suggestions of readers Duncan Kennedy and Doris Sommer also of Harvard University. While at Harvard, Liliana also worked on a series of entries for the Encyclopedia Africana directed by Professors Henry Louis Gates and Anthony Appiah and published by Perseus Books and Encarta Microsoft. Liliana successfully finished writing her doctoral dissertation (“Nineteenth Century Criollo Interventions in International Law”) in 2002 as a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin Law School and Global Studies Program. In 2003 she returned to work and live in her native Bogotá and has been teaching, writing and participating in international conferences. Articles and book chapters that are based on her dissertation have been published in the Wisconsin Journal of International Law, University of Pittsburgh series Criticas, Cambridge University Press book International Law and Its Others, Third World Quarterly and the Leiden Journal of International Law.

 


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