Aalaa Albaroudi is a first-year student at Illinois
Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. She graduated from
the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a double concentration in
political science and communications. During her time in Ann Arbor,
Albaroudi researched electoral violence in Egypt. Albaroudi conducted
grassroots campaigning for several organizations in Boston after
finishing her first degree. Albaroudi is currently researching the
Syrian chemical weapons program both at law school as well as the IWCC.
Christopher Ballard is a second-year student at
the Ohio State University’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law. He
graduated from Miami University in 2012 with a BA in history, and spent
the summer of 2013 working in privacy oversight for the Department of
Homeland Security in Washington. Ballard is principally interested in
the balancing of privacy concerns with homeland security policy, and the
role of international and domestic data-sharing in combating arms
trafficking. Additionally, Ballard is a staff editor on I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy For the Information Society and is involved in providing legal services to Ohio veterans.
Ishanee Biswas graduated from the University of
Western Australia in November 2013 with a combined Bachelor of Laws and
Bachelor of Arts (economic and political science/international
relations) degree. She worked for various NGOs including the Red Cross
as well as the Department of Attorney-General to the Director of Public
Prosecutions. This diverse work allowed Biswas to work on highly
sensitive matters such as assisting the Royal Commission into
Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse Claims. Currently, Biswas is
working toward her admission to practice law.
Jason Cerecedes is a second-year student at
Loyola University Chicago School of Law. His IWCC focus is the
international aspect of weapons trafficking and, in particular, how
international organizations have responded to weapons trafficking.
Furthermore, Cerecedes has researched those who have been prosecuted for
illegally transporting weapons out of the United States.
Marc Child is a student at Northwestern Law
School. He attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree where he
specialized in astrophysics and neuroscience. Child previously directed a
nonprofit office in San Francisco, which focused on environmental and
civil rights issues, helped grow a tiny tech startup in Los Angeles, and
worked in law enforcement. Child grew up in San Francisco and lived in
Los Angeles for almost 10 years.
Shayan Davoudi is a third-year student at the
John Marshall Law School where he is president of the International Law
Society and vice-chair of the American Society of International
Law-Midwest Interest Group. He is the publications liaison to the
American Bar Association for its section on International Law-NGOs &
Non for Profit Organizations Committee. Davoudi is specializing in
public international law and works as a law clerk at the Law Offices of
Azita M. Mojarad, P.C.
Tarek Emara is a second-year student at IIT
Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he is receiving a certificate in
business law. Prior to law school, he received a BA in history from
Colby College. Emara joined the IWCC in March 2013. Before joining the
IWCC, he was a judicial extern for the presiding Judge Wright of the
First Municipal District and a law clerk for KP Law LLP. Currently,
Emara holds the positions as a judicial extern for Judge Moran of the
Merit Systems Protection Board and a law clerk at Miroballi Durkin &
Rudin LLC. His interest in international weapons control research stems
from his BA history concentration in modern Middle Eastern conflicts.
Emara’s research for the IWCC predominately concentrates on the Arms
Trade Treaty and the regulations of chemical weapons.
Dyzio Guzierowicz is a second-year student at
DePaul University College of Law who is seeking a concentration in
international law. He is interested in the prosecution of international
criminals, weapon disarmament, as well as diplomacy. Guzierowicz’s past
experiences in the international field include coursework in Public
International Law and International Criminal Law, as well as a summer
working at the Polish Consulate in Montreal, Canada.
Lami Kim recently received a master’s degree in
international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at
Tufts University, where she studied international law and security.
Currently, she is preparing for a PhD application to continue research
in this area. Kim is particularly interested in the proliferation of
weapons of mass destruction in East Asia and the Middle East.
Previously, she served as a desk officer for Egypt and a Middle East
Analyst at the South Korean Foreign Ministry and studied Middle Eastern
politics at Harvard University.
Matthew Rudolph is a third-year student at DePaul
University College of Law, where he will earn his JD and Certificate in
International and Comparative Law. His relevant coursework includes
Public International Law, International Criminal Law and a research
seminar on counterterrorism law. Rudolph earned his BA in political
theory and constitutional democracy from the James Madison College of
Public Affairs at Michigan State University. He spent the summer of 2008
at the University of Cambridge in the UK as part of an international
scholars program where he researched 20th century conflict resolution.
Prior to law school, Rudolph lived in both Washington D.C., where he
worked for a U.S. senator, as well as Israel, where he interned with the
Israeli Knesset and worked at a large commercial law firm in Tel-Aviv.
Katherine Snitzer is a second-year student at
Notre Dame Law School. She has a degree in international studies from
Macalester College, where she researched the role of the International
Criminal Court in conflict-affected regions. Snitzer has worked as an
extern in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and
as an intern in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Snitzer is
currently studying at Notre Dame’s London Law Center.
Kaleb Warnock graduated from Iowa State
University in 2012 with a bachelor’s in journalism, and is now based in
Austria working toward his master’s in international studies at the
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. For IWCC, he is researching international
illicit arms trafficking and prosecution regarding notable arms
traffickers and their respective supply networks. Warnock is most
interested in the logistics of sanction busting and manipulation of air
traffic oversight, and has been analyzing the gaps in regulation that
are utilized by illicit arms traffickers.
Adam Wolf is interested in international affairs
and security policy. Previously, he has worked for the NGO Committee on
Disarmament, Peace and Security. Wolf has contributed to the 2013
Reaching Critical Will 1st Committee Monitor, Global 2015 post-2015
Development Agenda Report. Wolf aspires to work in foreign affairs as a
foreign civil service officer with a focus on disarmament, transnational
organized crime and counter-terrorism.
Trevor Woolf is a second-year student at Indiana
University Maurer School of Law. After graduating from San Diego State
University with a bachelor’s degree in international security and
conflict resolution, he made the decision to attend law school with the
goal of working in the area of public interest international law. At San
Diego State, Woolf was a fellow at the Hostler Institute of World
Affairs, where he studied the role of the United Nations in the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition to his studies, Woolf has
traveled extensively, including living abroad in Latin America and Spain
for more than five years. Woolf is interested in arms control, human
rights, international development and self-determination movements.
Laura Johnson is the IWCC Research Coordinator.
She has worked in human rights research and advocacy since 2006,
primarily focused on anti-human trafficking. Prior to her position with
the IWCC, Johnson developed a project examining the intersections of
militarization and health at the University of Iowa Center for Human
Rights. Johnson has published articles in Vera Lex; University of
Botswana Law Journal; International Journal for the Semiotics of Law;
Journal of Animal & Environmental Law; Journal of Eurasian Law; and The Modern American.
She earned her bachelor’s from Columbia University, master’s from the
Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and Juris Doctor from the
University of Iowa College of Law.