Nasredeen Abdulbari

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Khartoum; Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard University

Nasredeen Abdulbari is an S.J.D. candidate. He graduated from the University of Khartoum with an LL.B. and LL.M. He was consistently the first in his class during his LL.B. and LL.M. studies at the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Law. Following his graduation from the University of Khartoum, he was appointed a teaching assistant in the International and Comparative Law Department and then promoted to a lecturer after completing his LL.M. He taught public international law (seminars and lectures), introduction to the English legal system (seminar), and conflict of laws (seminar). Upon graduation from Harvard University with an LL.M., Nasredeen was awarded a Satter Fellowship by the Harvard Human Rights Program, on which he worked as Head of the Protection, Peacebuilding, and Psychosocial Unit of the Sudan Social Development Organization (SUDO). In East Africa, he worked as a senior researcher at the Rift Valley Institute and consultant for the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a member of the American Society of International Law. His doctoral dissertation at Georgetown focuses on the recognition and utilization of the principle of self-determination as a diversity management instrument and the contradictions that arise as a result. He is working under the supervision of Professor Susan Roosevelt Weld.

Awards and Honors

  • University of Khartoum
    Ten academic distinction awards, including the Attorney General Chamber Prize for the Best Academic Performance in the Second Year, the Judiciary Prize for the Best Academic Performance in the Third Year, the University Prize for the Best Academic Performance in the Fourth Year, and the Ameel Gronfli Prize for the Best Graduate.

  • Harvard University
    • Stoffel Human Rights Fellowship (awarded to four LL.M. students)
    • Landon H. Gammon Fellowship (awarded to a select few of the top LL.M. candidates)


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