Stephen P. Marks
The emphasis of Stephen Marks’s work is on the interface of health and human rights, drawing on the disciplines of international law, international politics, international organizations, and international economics.
Professor Marks’s recent research has focused on integrating human rights into sustainable human development; biotechnology and human rights; impunity for mass atrocities; terrorism and human rights; cultural rights; tobacco control; access to medicines, and human rights education. He has published recent books, articles or book chapters in each of these areas. He directs Harvard Series on Health and Human Rights at Harvard University Press.
He recently co-edited a book on Achieving the Human Right to Health (Oxford University Press, 2013). His book Health and Human Rights: Basic International Documents, is now in its third edition. Professor Marks is currently collaborating with Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal of MIT on a Research Handbook on Human Rights and Health for publication in 2014 by Edward Elgard Publishing. He is editing a volume on the right to development for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, to be published in 2013.
In his capacity as Senior Fellow at the University Committee on Human Rights Studies, he developed a strategy for human rights learning in Harvard College in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is teaching two courses in the college as part of the expanded human rights curriculum.
Doctor of Laws (Docteur d’État en droit), with high honors, Institute of the Law of Peace and Development, Faculty of Law and Economics, University of Nice, 1979
Master of Arts (hon.), Harvard University, 1999
Advanced degree (Diplôme d’études appliquées avancées, DEAA) in administrative litigation and human rights, Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science of the University of Besançon, 1977
Certificate of European Studies, Institute of Advanced European Studies of the University of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Strasbourg, 1972
University degree in literary studies (Dipôme universitaire d’études littéraires, DUEL), University of Humanities of Strasbourg (in Arabic language, literature and civilization), 1972
Diploma in Arabic with high honors, Faculty of Letters of Damascus University, 1971
Masters degree (Diplôme IHEI), Institute of Advanced International Studies of the University of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Paris, 1971
Bachelor of Arts, Law, Stanford University, 1964
Program on Human Rights in Development
The Program on Human Rights in Development (PHRD) was established as part of the FXB Center on Health and Human Rights in 1999. Since September 2006, it moved to the Department of Global Health and Population. This program is engaged in several research and publishing project
Faculty Member, Humanitarian Academy at Harvard, 2011-present
Member, Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences 2010-present
Member, Advisory Committee, Measurement and Human Rights Program, Carr Center on Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, 2009-2011.
Member, Committee on Educational Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, 2009.
Senior Fellow, University Committee on Human Rights Studies Harvard University, 1999-2010
Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2008-present
Faculty member, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, 2009-present
Chair, High Level Task Force on the Implementation of the Right to Development of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2005-2010
Faculty Associate, Center for International Development, Harvard University, 2002-present
PHRD Faculty and Staff
Director – Professor Stephen Marks
Program Coordinator -Tara Banani
Program Administrator - Amy Levin
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