Victoria University Faculty of Law, Wellington, New Zealand
Master of Laws (LLM) with First Class Honours (2004)
Centre for Public Law Research Assistant

Columbia University School of Law, New York, United States
Juris Doctor (JD) with Honors in International and Foreign Law (1994)
Human Rights Law Review Submissions Editor, Notes Editor
Public Interest Law Foundation Fellow
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, United States
Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honors (1984)
Major in physics, minors in mathematics and religion
Richard Kahn Scholar


Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
Political Advisor, Mediterranean and Middle East (2006-2009

United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Branch, New York
Consultant (2005, 2002-2003)

Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Adjunct Professor (2004-2005)

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, New York
UN Office Director (2002), Acting Director (2005)

Physicians for Social Responsibility &
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear
, New York
UN Office Director (2000-2002), Program Director, IPPNW (1998-2000)

Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy, New York
Research Director (1995-1998), Research Assistant (1994-1995)

United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
Intern, Civil Division (1993)

Law Offices of Bernard Schwartz, New York
Paralegal (1990-1992) 

Ethiopian Consulate and Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Jerusalem
News Analyst and Translator (1989, 1985-1986)

Select Publications

“The Treaty Is out of the Bottle: The Power and Logic of Nuclear Disarmament,” Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2019.

“Country Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament – Israel” in A Companion Volume to Global Fissile Material Report, International Panel on Fissile Materials, Princeton University, 2010

“Nuclear futures for the Middle East: impact on the goal of a WMD-free zone” in United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Disarmament Forum, No. 2, 2008

“Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East: Conditions for Disarmament” in International Relations, Vol. 22 No. 3, September 2008

“Building Blocks for a WMD Disarmament Regime in the Middle East” inDisarmament Diplomacy, No. 86, Autumn 2007

“Security Council Resolution 1540: WMD and Non-State Trafficking” inDisarmament Diplomacy, No. 79, April/May 2005

“Nuclear Norms: Prohibition, Positivism, and Realism” in Reframing the Security Agenda: The Cases of Fissile Material, Landmines, Nuclear Weapons, Small Arms and Light Weapons, S. Brem and K. Rutherford, eds., Praeger Publishing, 2003

“Treaties and Global Security” with Nicole Deller and Arjun Makhijani, in Rule of Power or Rule of Law? An Assessment of U.S. Policies and Action Regarding Security-Related Treaties, N. Deller, A. Makhijani, and J. Burroughs, eds., Apex Books, 2002

Nuclear Weapons Convention Monitor No. 1, April 2000; No. 2, April 2001; No. 3, June 2002 (editor)

“The United Nations and Civil Society” in United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Disarmament Forum, No. 1, 2002

“Defensive Security” with Saul Mendlovitz, in War or Health, H. Tapanainen, ed., Zed Books, 2002

“Key Choices for Global Survival” in Medicine and Global Survival, Vol. 7, No. 1, April 2001

“Israel Debates Nuclear Weapons” in Disarmament Diplomacy, No. 43, January/February, 2000

“Safe Nuclear Disarmament: Protecting Health and the Environment on the Road to Abolition” in Medicine and Global Survival, Vol. 6, Issue 1, August 1999

Security and Survival: The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, co-author and editor, IPPNW, Cambridge, MA, 1999

“Judge Weeramantry’s Grotian Quest” with Saul Mendlovitz, in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall 1997

Model Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Testing, Production, Stockpiling, Transfer, Use and Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons (United Nations Discussion Document), UN Doc. A/C.1/52/7, 1997 (principal author and editor)

Affiliations and Activities

Board Member, Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy
Member, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Research Fellow, Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University (1995-2002)
Member, American Society of International Law (1998-2002)
Member, NGO Security Council Working Group (2000-2002)
Executive Committee Member, UN Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations,
Committee on Sustainable Development (2000-2002)
Member, New York State Bar (1997-2002)
Member, Arms Control Association (1998-2002)
Member, Panel on Ultimate Weapons, John Jay School of Criminal Justice (1999-2001)
Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1999)
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of NY, Committee on International Security Affairs (1997-1999)
Oral Pleadings Judge, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (1997)
Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (1984-95)