John Hursh, J.D., LL.M.

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Associate Director of Research Stockton Center for the Study of International Law
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Biography

John Hursh is Associate Director of Research at the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law and Editor-in-Chief of International Law Studies. Previously, he was a Policy Analyst at the Enough Project, an NGO based in Washington, D.C. that works to end genocide and crimes against humanity in East and Central Africa, where he focused on Sudan. Mr. Hursh has published academic articles on numerous security and human rights issues, including women’s rights in Tunisia following the Arab Spring, local land grabs in Namibia, water scarcity in Morocco, and the construction of otherness in international armed conflict. He is also a regular contributor to Just Security.

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Foreign Policy
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Islamic Studies

Education

LL.M., 2014, McGill University Faculty of Law

J.D., 2010, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

M.P.A., 2010, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

M.A., 2005, Carnegie Mellon University

B.A., 2002, Carnegie Mellon University, University Honors

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Research Contributions

The "Tunisian" Spring: Women's Rights in Tunisia and Broader Implications for Feminism in North Africa and the Middle East
2017
46 UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE LAW REVIEW 277–333

Local Land Grabs in the Global South: Private Enclosure of Communal Land in Namibia
2016
LOCAL LAND GRABS IN AFRICA: ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM? CRITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO A NEW PARADIGM (Amin George Forji & Imoro Razak Jaha eds., 2016)

Water Scarcity in Morocco: Voice, Narrative, and Essential Resource Governance
2015
GOVERNING ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL RESOURCES (Olivier De Schutter & Katharina Pistor eds., 2015)

International Law, Armed Conflict, and the Construction of Otherness: A Critical Reading of Dr. Seuss’s The Butter Battle Book and a Renewed Call for Global Citizenship
2014
58 NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL LAW REVIEW 617–52

A Historical Reassessment of the Law and Literature Movement within the United States
2013
14 GROUPE DE RECHERCHES ANGLO-AMÉRICAINES DE TOURS (GRAAT) 4–31

Corporate Criminality and Genocide
Jan. 30, 2013
JOTWELL: CRIMINAL LAW

Advancing Women’s Rights through Islamic Law: The Example of Morocco
2012
27 BERKELEY JOURNAL OF GENDER, LAW AND JUSTICE 252–306

Responses to Five National Security Questions
2012
38 WILLIAM MITCHELL LAW REVIEW 1549–63

Moving toward Democracy in Morocco?
Fall 2010
AIR & SPACE POWER JOURNAL – AFRICA AND FRANCOPHONE 64–78

The Role of Culture in the Creation of Islamic Law
2009
84 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1401–23 (reprinted in 1 ISLAMIC LEGAL THEORY (Mashood A. Baderin ed., 2014))

Awards and Decorations

McGill University Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
O’Brien Fellow 2012–14

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
Snyder Fellow 2010

External Memberships and Associations

American Society of International Law
2017

American Bar Association, International Law Section
2012–2017

American Bar Association, International Law Section, Africa Committee
2012–2017

American Bar Association, International Law Section, Middle East Committee
2012–2017

Missouri Bar
2011–2017

News, Media, & Events

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23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

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