Leonard M. Hammer, Ph.D.,LL.M., J.D., B.A., is the Director of Outreach and Program Development, Human Rights Practice Graduate Programs (SBS). He is also the David and Andrea Stein Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies, Center for Judaic Studies. He has a JD from Georgetown University, an LLM in international law from New York University (NYU), and a Ph.D. in international human rights from the University of London (SOAS). He has worked for 10 years as an International Scholar at the Open Society Foundation, developing human rights graduate law programming in former Soviet satellite states, such as Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. Hammer has conducted extensive research into sacred spaces and holy places with a focus on Israel and Palestine. He has also lectured and researched various projects in Israel, Turkey, Australia, Taiwan, and Canada.