Advisory Board

Gabriella Blum, LL.M., S.J.D.

Gabriella Blum, LL.M., S.J.D. is Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard University.
Gabby is the faculty co-director of the Harvard Law School-Brookings Project on Law and Security. Her research interests include conflict management, counter-terrorism operations, law of armed conflict, negotiation, and public international law. Most recently, she co-wrote with HLS Professor Philip B. Heymann, Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism, which received the 2010 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize in October. She is also the author of Islands of Agreement: Managing Enduring Armed Rivalries (Harvard University Press 2007).
Her papers include Invisible Threats, Bilateralism, Multilateralism, and the Architecture of International Law, The Laws of War and the “Lesser Evil”, Law and Policy of Targeted Killing, The Role of the Client: The President’s Role in Government Lawyering, On a Differential Law of War, and The Dispensable Lives of Soldiers.
A native of Israel, Gabby served in the Israel Defense Forces in the International Law Department of the Military Advocate General’s Corps. She was involved in Israeli-Arab peace negotiations, Israeli strategic cooperation with foreign forces, and administration of the Palestinian occupied territories. She later led the counter-terrorism desk, and then went on to serve as strategic adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office in the National Security Council.
She earned her LL.B. at Tel-Aviv University in 1995 and her B.A. in Economics at Tel-Aviv University in 1996. She earned her LL.M. at Harvard Law School in 2001 and her S.J.D. at Harvard Law School in 2003.
Watch Gabriella Blum, Tomorrow 2009 and Gabriella Blum, Tomorrow 2008.