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David J. Scheffer

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"David Scheffer joined Northwestern Law as a faculty member holding an endowed professorship and serves as the new Director of the Center for International Human Rights. He was previously the U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) and led the U.S. delegation in United Nations talks establishing the International Criminal Court. Mr. Scheffer also headed the Atrocities Prevention Inter-Agency Working Group.

"During the first term of the Clinton Administration, Scheffer served as Senior Adviser and Counsel to the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Madeleine Albright, and served from 1993 through 1996 on the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council.

"Mr. Scheffer has published extensively on international legal and political issues and appears regularly in the national and international media, including as a CNN Legal Analyst. Scheffer is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars, the American Society of International Law (formerly serving on the Executive Council), and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Law Students Association." [1]

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  1. Save Darfur Coalition Board, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2012.