Dr Sarah Nouwen (LLM, MPhil, PhD) is Visiting Professor from the University of Cambridge, where she is Co-Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Pembroke College. Prior to her academic career she served as Senior Legal Advisor to the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and as a consultant for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Kingdom Department for International Development.
Trained in both international law and international relations, Dr Nouwen works on the intersections of law and politics, war and peace and justice and the rule of law. Building on her experience in diplomacy and peace negotiations, her research focuses on how international law plays out in concrete situations. It combines doctrinal analysis and theory with empirical research and draws on law, politics, and anthropology.