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New Members of the International Advisory Board of the Ethics Center


June 7, 2013

The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is pleased to announce that three exceptional individuals have joined its International Advisory Board: Zia Mody, John Shattuck and Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein.

The distinguished leaders and activists who comprise the International Advisory Board are charged with shaping the Center’s work. Representing politics, law, scholarship, activism, the arts, and other fields, the board members' extraordinary diversity of experience provides the Center a unique opportunity to develop ideas that cross usual professional and disciplinary boundaries.

Zia Mody
Zia Mody

Zia Mody is a top Indian lawyer and legal consultant with longstanding connections with Brandeis University:  the Soli Sorabjee Lectures in South Asian Studies at the University are named for her father, a former Indian minister of justice; her daughter, Aarti Mody, is a member of the Brandeis University class of 2010; and Mody herself is a founding supporter of the Brandeis-India Initiative.




John Shattuck
John Shattuck

John Shattuck, President of Central European University, served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor under President Clinton and is a leader in the fields of law and international human rights. His op-ed  “War crimes whitewash,” on recent rulings by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, was published recently in the Boston Globe. Read it here.




Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein

Prince Zeid Ra'ad 
Zeid Al-Hussein

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein is Jordan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a post he held previously from 2000-2007. From 2007-2010 he was Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States of America. He also served as Jordan’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the UN, with the rank of Ambassador, from 1996-2000. Prince Zeid was the first president of the governing body of the International Criminal Court, elected to that post in 2002. In January, Zeid visited Brandeis University to deliver the Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights. His talk, “Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice,” can be read or downloaded here [PDF].

Complete bios of the entire International Advisory Board are available here