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Furman Public Policy Scholar, New York University

Julia Brooks is a Furman Public Policy Scholar and JD candidate at NYU School of Law, where she also works with the Reiss Center on Law and Security and Just Security. Previously, Ms. Brooks was a researcher at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), where she focused on international humanitarian law and protection in armed conflict, as well as humanitarian policy and education. For the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), she served as a researcher and trainer focusing on international humanitarian law and humanitarian protection in armed conflict; managing editor and contributor to the ATHA paper and blog series; and co-host and producer of the Humanitarian Assistance Podcast series. She also taught and developed curriculum for e-learning tools, online and in-person courses and workshops on international law and humanitarian protection, civil-military relations, and humanitarian response in armed conflict and complex emergencies. She has also worked in Berlin, Germany at the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility & Future" (Stiftung EVZ), Adelphi Research & Consult, the German Parliament (Bundestag), and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action, as well as at the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (OHR) in Sarajevo, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, The Netherlands.


  • 2018–present
    Furman Public Policy Scholar, NYU School of Law
  • 2014–2018
    Researcher in international law and humanitarian response, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), Harvard University


  • 2014 
    The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
  • 2008 
    Brown University , Bachelor of Arts