Jane E. Stromseth serves as Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice. She is currently on leave from Georgetown University Law Center, where she is a professor. Dr. Stromseth has taught and written extensively on international and human rights law, constitutional law, and transitional justice in post-conflict settings. Her prior public service includes appointments as Director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council, as Senior Adviser on Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as an Attorney-Adviser in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, and as a law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer.
Stromseth is co-author of Can Might Make Rights? Building the Rule of Law After Military Interventions (2006) and editor of Accountability for Atrocities: National and International Responses (2003). She received a B.A. from Swarthmore College, a D.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale University.