Wiliam W. Burke-White

Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, Penn Law School

William Burke-White is a professor of law at Penn Law School, inaugural director of Perry World House, and a co-faculty lead for the Global Order:  Power, Technology, and Governance research theme. He served in the Obama Administration (2009-2011) on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, also contributing as principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. He regularly serves as an expert for foreign governments in international investment disputes. Previously, he worked with the Government of Cambodia and the U.N. Transitional Administration in East Timor on the establishment of international criminal tribunals. He served as Special Rapporteur and Advisor to the Legal and Constitutional Commission of the Government of Rwanda, as visiting scholar at the International Criminal Court, as legal assistant at the ICTY, and in the international law group at Clifford Chance, L.L.P. in London.