Noura Erakat (2012-2014) Klein Hall, Room 505tel: 215-204-4893fax: firstname.lastname@example.org Noura Erakat comes to Temple University's Beasley School of Law from Georgetown University Law Center, where she completed her LLM in National Security with distinction. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) and Berkeley Law School (J.D.), where she received the Francine Diaz Memorial Award Scholarship. She spent the Spring 2010 semester as a Visiting Researcher at the American University of Beirut. Prior to joining Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Ms. Erakat served as Legal Counsel for the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the House of Representatives where she led twelve investigative hearings aimed at reform of federal policies ranging from healthcare to emergency preparedness and access to quality credit. She has represented the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights among United Nations human rights treaty bodies as well as diplomatic missions based in New York. Ms. Erakat has taught "International Human Rights Law in the Middle East" at Georgetown University since the Spring 2009. She is a co-founding and contributing editor of Jadaliyya. Ms. Erakat's research interests include the laws of war, human rights law, refugee legal regimes, and international law. Her articles include, U.S. versus ICRC: Customary International Humanitarian Law and Universal Jurisdiction (forthcoming in Denver Journal of International Law & Policy); Operation Cast Lead: The Elusive Quest for Self-Defense in International Law, 36 RUTGERS L. REC. 164 (2009); Litigating the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Politicization of U.S. Federal Courtrooms, 2 BERKELEY J. MID. EAST & ISLAMIC L. 27 (2009); and It’s not wrong, it’s illegal: Situating the Gaza Blockade between International Law and the UN Response, 11 UCLA J. ISLAMIC & NEAR E.L. 37 (2012). Ms. Erakat has appeared on Fox’s “The O’ Reilly Factor,” NBC’s “Politically Incorrect,” MSNBC, and Al-Jazeera Arabic and English and her publications have been featured on Foreign Policy, Al Jazeerea, the Hill.com, The Interdependent, and the Huffington Post.