Dr. Kelly Dawn Askin is Senior Legal Officer, International Justice, of the Open Society Justice Initiative. From 2004 to 2005 she was a Fulbright New Century Scholar on the Global Empowerment of Women and a Fellow at Yale Law School. Prior to that, she taught and was a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame, American University’s Washington College of Law, Harvard, and Yale. She also served as Executive Director of the International Criminal Justice Institute and American University’s War Crimes Research Office and as a Legal Advisor to the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. She is the author of War Crimes Against Women: Prosecution in International War Crimes Tribunals (1997) and coeditor of the three-volume treatise Women and International Human Rights Law (1999, 2001, and 2002). She holds a JD and a PhD in law.