Chrystie Flournoy Swiney

Doctoral Fellow at Georgetown and Human Rights Attorney, Georgetown University

Chrystie Swiney (PHD (ABD); JD; MPhil; MA) is a human rights attorney, political scientist, and legal scholar, whose work focuses on the rising role of sub-national actors in international relations. She holds graduate degrees from Harvard Law, Oxford, and Georgetown, where she is currently completing her PhD and serves as a Doctoral Fellow at Georgetown's Law Center. She has worked for the past decade as a contracting human rights attorney for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, a visiting scholar for the College of William and Mary, and the Lead Author of Global Trends in NGO Law, which she continues to oversee. Chrystie has also worked for the US State Department, the Constitution Project, and Oxford University Press.


  • –present
    Doctoral Fellow at Georgetown's Law Center, PhD Candidate (ABD), and Human Rights Attorney, Georgetown University


  • 2020 
    Georgetown University , PhD (ABD)
  • 2013 
    Georgetown University , MA
  • 2007 
    Oxford University , MPhil
  • 2005 
    Harvard Law School, JD


Summa Cum Laude, Rotary International Scholarship Recipient, Oxtoby Paper Prize, Best Thesis Award