David Fidler

Prof. David Fidler

James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Professor Fidler specializes in international law. He is one of the world's leading experts on international law and global health. Professor Fidler is also an internationally recognized expert on biosecurity threats posed by biological weapons and bioterrorism, the international legal and policy implications of "non-lethal" weapons, counterinsurgency and rule of law operations, and the globalization of baseball.

In addition to his teaching and scholarly activities, Professor Fidler has served as an international legal consultant to the World Bank (on foreign investment in Palestine), the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (on global health issues), the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Science Board (on bioterrorism), the Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, U.S. Joint Forces Command (on rule of law issues in complex operations), the Interagency Afghanistan Integrated Civilian-Military Pre-Deployment Training Course organized by the Departments of Defense, State, Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and various initiatives undertaken by non-governmental organizations in the areas of global health and arms control. He was also the editor for the Insights publication series of the American Society of International Law from 2007-2009.

  • B.A. at University of Kansas, 1986
  • J.D. at Harvard Law School, 1991
  • M.Phil. in International Relations at University of Oxford, 1988
  • B.C.L. at University of Oxford, 1991


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