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David Fidler

David Fidler

Distinguished Visitor

Professor Fidler is the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and is one of the world's leading experts on international law and global health. His books in this area include Biosecurity in the Global Age: Biological Weapons, Public Health, and the Rule of Law (Stanford University Press, 2008) (with Lawrence O. Gostin), SARS, Governance, and the Globalization of Disease (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), International Law and Public Health: Materials on and Analysis of Global Health Jurisprudence (Transnational Publishers, 2000), and International Law and Infectious Diseases (Clarendon Press, 1999). He has published over 100 articles and chapters on global health topics in legal, public health, medical, and political science journals and books.

In addition to his teaching and scholarly activities, Professor Fidler has served as an international legal consultant to the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has twice been appointed by the Director-General of the World Health Organization as a member of the IHR Roster of Experts, the members of which advise the Director-General on matters relating to the International Health Regulations (2005). He is an Associate Fellow with the Centre on Global Health Security at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Professor Fidler also specializes in other topics, including international law relating to cybersecurity and cyberspace. He is a Senior Fellow at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and, in 2015, is a Visiting Fellow for Cybersecurity at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the editor of the forthcoming book, The Snowden Reader (Indiana University Press, 2015).