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Jeremy I. Levitt, J.D.
Associate Dean and Director of the Center for International Law and Justice
Florida A&M University
College of Law
201 Beggs Avenue, Suite 324
Orlando, Florida 32801
(407) 254-3248
jeremy.levitt@famu.edu

Area of expertise: Human rights law; African politics; democratization; state dynamics; regional collective security

Dean Levitt is a public international lawyer and political scientist  He is the author or editor of four books and numerous law review articles. Prior to entering law teaching, he served as special assistant to the managing director for Global Human and Social Development at the World Bank Group. He was recently appointed as senior member of the International Technical Assistance Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first democratically-elected female head of state.  He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Cambridge-St. Johns College; a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and B.A., political science in Arizona State University.

Publications:
Books

    * HURRICANE KATRINA: AMERICA’S UNNATURAL DISASTER, (eds.) (University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2009).  
    * AFRICA: MAPPING NEW BOUNDARIES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, (eds.) (Hart Publishers, Oxford, UK: 2008).
    * THE EVOLUTION OF DEADLY CONFLICT IN LIBERIA: FROM ‘PATERNALTARIANISM’ TO STATE COLLAPSE (Carolina Academic Press: Durham, North Carolina 2005).
    * AFRICA: SELECTED DOCUMENTS ON POLITICAL, CONFLICT AND SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN AND JUDICIAL ISSUES, (eds.) (Transnational     Publishers Ardsley, NY:  2003).

Articles  

    * UN Peacekeeping: A Sheep in Wolves Clothing?, Review of UN PEACEKEEPING IN LEBANON, SOMALIA AND KOSOVO: OPERATIONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN PRACTICE by Ray Murphy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. International Peacekeeping Journal, Vol. 17 (Spring 2010). Peer Reviewed.
    * “Peace and or Justice: The Dilemma of Power-sharing”, African Legal Aid Quarterly, (published lecture), Conference: Interface Between Peace and International Justice in Africa, July-December 2007.
    * “Pro-Democratic Intervention in Africa”, Wisconsin Journal of International Law, Vol. 25 No. 1 (Summer 2006).  
    * “Illegal Peace?: Examining the Legality of Power-sharing with Warlords and Rebels in Africa”, Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 27 No.2 (Winter 2006).




Dr. Christopher L. Daniels

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Center for Global Security and International Affairs
Florida A&M University
104A University Commons
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
(850) 599-3477

Area of expertise: Piracy, economic development, governance, conflict resolution and terrorism

Daniels received his Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University where he completed a dissertation analyzing piracy and terrorism in Somalia.  In the fall of 2010, he taught a course on African governance and politics at Georgetown University.

Currently, Daniels is completing a book titled “Voices of the Egyptian Revolution.”