Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcoming Jing Geng

It's our great pleasure to welcome Jing Geng (right) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
Jing is the Harris Institute Fellow at the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, the institute at St. Louis' Washington University School of Law for which IntLawGrrls contributor Leila Nadya Sadat serves as Director. Jing's duties include: supervising a team of law students conducting research for the International Criminal Court Legal Tools Project; helping with the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative and other institute projects; and conducting research and writing in a variety of international law topics.
Her publications include The Legality of Foreign Military Activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone Under UNCLOS, published this year, as well as On Legal Subterfuge and the So-Called ‘Lawfare’ Debate, a 2011 article that Jing and Leila co-authored.
Within the framework of the Transnational Law Program, Jing earned her J.D.  from Washington University and her LL.M. in Public International Law cum laude  from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. As a law student, she was an Associate Editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review and participated in the Africa Public Interest Law & Conflict Resolution Initiative, working in anti-human trafficking efforts at the Legal Resources Centre in Accra, Ghana.
In her introductory post below, Jing reports from The Hague on yesterday's opening session of the 2012 annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court.
Mother Teresa
Jing dedicates her post to Mother Teresa (1910-1997), the Roman Catholic nun who won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor. Jing writes:
'Albanian by birth and Indian by citizenship, Mother Teresa devoted her life to selflessly serving others and to living in poverty. She is the embodiment of humility and the reality that one can promote world peace and human dignity through simple actions, impacting a single life at a time.'
Today Mother Teresa joins other inspiring women on IntLawGrrls' foremothers page.
Heartfelt welcome!

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