William Burke-White

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

William Burke-White is a professor of law at Penn Law School, inaugural

director of Perry World House, and a co-faculty lead for the Global Order:

Power, Technology, and Governance research theme. Burke-White is an

expert on international law and global governance, 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. He was principal drafter of the Quadrennial

Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton's hallmark

foreign policy and institutional reform effort. Burke-White has written

extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, with focus on

international criminal and international economic law. 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. In 2008 he

received the A. Leo Levin Award and in 2007 the Robert A. Gorman award for

Excellence in Teaching.

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