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Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence

Joanne Neenan, Senior Assistant Legal Adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Joanne Neenan is a Senior Assistant Legal Adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  She has 12 years’ experience in International Human Rights and 9 in public service as a UK diplomat, International Lawyer and Lecturer.

From 2013-2015, Joanne served as Head of the Human Rights, Peacekeeping and Conflict Prevention Team at the UK Mission to the United Nations and as Senior UN Policy Officer in the UK Ebola Task Force.  She is an experienced multilateral negotiator and speechwriter in UN fora and has represented the UK before domestic and international courts.

Joanne is a lecturer in foreign policy and Public International Law at the UK Diplomatic Academy, a Guest Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Programme Committee Member of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law.

She graduated with an MA (First Class Honours) in Law with French Law from the University of Oxford and an LLM (Distinction) in Public International Law from the London School of Economics.