David Kennedy, Faculty Director of the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy, is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development and European law.
He joined the Harvard Law faculty in 1981 after teaching in Germany and has lectured as a Visiting Professor at numerous universities across the world. In 2008-2009, he served as Vice President for International Affairs, University Professor of Law and David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations at Brown University.
He holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of global governance, development policy and the nature of professional expertise. He has been particularly committed to developing new voices and perspectives on international affairs. He is the author of numerous writings on international law and global governance, including the books Of War and Law (2006 Princeton University Press) and The Dark Sides or Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism (2004 Princeton University Press)