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About Jeremy Levitt

Vice-chancellor’s chair and former dean of law at the University of New Brunswick Law School in Canada, Dr. Jeremy Levitt is known as a change agent and women’s rights advocate. Two of Dr. Levitt’s areas of scholarly expertise are international human rights, women's rights and conflict management and resolution. Dr. Levitt was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012 and served as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice for the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa in Ontario. In this position, Dr. Jeremy Levitt focused his studies on the effects of peace agreements on women.

Dr. Levitt earlier served as a senior consultant with the World Bank Group for Global Human and Social Development, providing expertise on operational policies and strategies on gender mainstreaming in conflict-ridden nations and lessor income countries under stress.

Additionally, as an author, Dr. Levitt recently conducted research for his article, “Black Lives Matter and International Human Rights Law: The Ferguson Test,” which is to be published in spring 2015 by the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy.

Work experience

Jul 2014Present

Vice-Chancellor's Chair and former Dean

University of New Brusnwick
Jul 2008Present

Distinguished Professor of International Law

Florida A&M University College of Law
Jul 2008Jul 2012

Associate Dean

Florida A&M University College of Law



Ph.D. Politics and International Studies

University of Cambridge, St. John's College

Doctor of Law

University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

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Bachelor of Arts

Arizona State University

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