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law educator , international official

Stephen Paul Marks, American law, international affairs, public health and human rights educator. Hague Academy International Law fellow, 1967, 73, Peaslee fellow Columbia University, 1985, MacArthur Foundation fellow, 1994-1995, University Committee Human Rights Studies fellow, Harvard University, 2006-2010.


Marks, Stephen Paul was born on June 13, 1943 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Marion Harris and Ruth Wise (Rosenblum) Marks.


Bachelor, Stanford University, California, 1964. Diploma, Institute Advanced International Studies, Paris, 1972. Doctor in Law, University Nice, France, 1979.

Advanced degree, University Strasbourg, France. Advanced degree, University Besançon, France. Advanced degree, University Damascus, Syria.


Senior staff International Institute Human Rights, Strasbourg, 1969-1973. Senior program specialist United Nations Educational, Paris, 1974—1984. Program officer Ford Foundation, New York City, 1984—1989.

Lecturer Law School Columbia University, 1985-1999, adjunct professor political science, 1989, adjunct professor School of International and Public Affairs, 1989-1995, senior lecturer, 1995-1999, director United Nations studies program, 1996-1999. Visiting professor law Cardozo School Law, Yeshiva University, New York City, 1989-1992, director program in international law and human rights, 1989-1992. Assistant independent jurist United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara, 1991-1992.

Chief section United Nations Transitional Authority, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1992-1993. François-Xavier Bagnoud professor health and human rights School Public Health, Harvard University, since 1999, director Françis-Xavier Bagnoud Center Health & Human Rights, 1999—2006. Senior fellow Harvard University Committee Human Rights Studies, 2006—2010.

Faculty affilate Weatherlead Center International Affairs, since 2008. Member standing committee Ethics Studies, since 2010. University fellow New School Social Research, New York City, 1989-1992.

Faculty associate Center International Development Harvard University, since 2002, program director Human Rights in Development, since 2001. Member consultative council Lawyers Committee for Nuclear Policy, New York City, since 1985. Consultant MacArthur Foundation, 1992, United Nations Development Program, 1998, Parliamentarians for Global Action, 1999, 2005.

Human rights advisor Asia Foundation, Cambodia, 1998, 2003. Mem Expert Group Human Rights and Biotechnology, Office of United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, 2002. Visiting fellow Center International Studies, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1993-1995.

President, chairman board United States Committee International Service for Human Rights, since 1995, member executive council, 2002—2009. Expert member high-level task force on implementation of right to development United Nations Commission Human Rights, 2004-2005, chair, 2005-2010. Lecturer Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1995.

Visiting professor law City University Hong Kong, 2006, Hong Kong University, 2007. Board directors International Service Human Rights, 2009, Geneva. Assessor development marketplace World Bank, 2007.


Member advisory committee Human Rights Watch/Middle East, since 1991. Board directors Cambodian Institute Human Rights, 1993-2002, Albert Einstein Institute, 1994-2003, People's Decade of Human Rights Education, since 1990. Member editorial board Health and Human Rights, Boston.

Member national advisory committee human rights, United Nations Association of the United States, 1996. Member review panel United States Institute of Peace, Washington, 1998. Member human rights advisory board Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, 1999—2005.

Advisory panelist Human Development Report, United Nations Development Program, 2000. Advisory committee Carr Center Kennedy School Government, Harvard University. Member Academy Council on United Nations Systems, American Society International Law (co-chairman health law interest group since 2004), International Law Association, American Public Health Association, American Society Law, Medical, and Ethics.


Married Kathleen A. Modrowski, February 28, 1978. Children: Joshua, Emmanuel.

Marion Harris Marks

Ruth Wise (Rosenblum) Marks

Kathleen A. Modrowski

Joshua Marks

Emmanuel Marks