Institute for International Law and Public Policy


2011-2012 Visitors



Markham Ball, Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Professor of Law

Professor Ball is a senior fellow at the International Law Institute Georgetown University Law Center where he is the director of the International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. From 1998-2002 he was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP where he was a leader in the international arbitration practice. Prior to working at Holland & Knight, Professor Ball served as General Counsel of United States Agency for International Development and was Staff Director of the Peace Corps. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association. Professor Ball has published several articles on international arbitration and is a frequent speaker on the topic as well. Some examples of his works include: "Structuring the Arbitration in Advance-- The Arbitration Clause in an International Development Agreement," in Contemporary Problems in International Arbitration (J.D.M. Lew, ed., London, 1968) and "What is Alternative Dispute Resolution? How Can it Apply in the International Context?" International Financial Law Review (October 1989).


Conor O'Mahony, Visiting Scholar

Conor O’Mahony is a graduate of University College Cork (BCL 2001, LLM 2002, PGCTLHE 2009) and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (PhD, 2005). He has lectured in UCC since 2005, and is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty. His research interests lie broadly in the areas of constitutional law and fundamental rights with a particular focus on constitutional interpretation, educational rights, special educational needs and children's rights. He is the author of Educational Rights in Irish Law (Thomson Round Hall, 2006) and has published numerous articles in such journals as Public Law, the Irish Jurist, the Child and Family Law Quarterly, the Dublin University Law Journal and the Irish Journal of Family Law . He is a member of the editorial committee of the Judicial Studies Institute Journal. He has delivered papers at conferences in Ireland, the UK, Turkey, Canada and South Africa and contributes regularly to analysis in the national media.

Yang He, Visiting Researcher

Yang He is a Ph.D. candidate at Peking University Law School, and will be in residence through 2012. His primary research agenda while at Temple will focus on the responsibiltiy of international organizations.