Smita Narula

Smita Narula is the Haub Distinguished Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She is author of dozens of widely-cited publications on human rights and environmental subjects and has helped formulate policy, legal, and community-led responses to a range of social justice issues worldwide. Prior to joining the Haub faculty in 2018, she was Distinguished Lecturer and Interim Director of the Human Rights Program at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Prior to Hunter, she was Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Narula served as legal advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. She has also worked at Human Rights Watch as Senior Researcher for South Asia, and is co-founder of the International Dalit Solidarity Network–a transnational advocacy network dedicated to advancing the right to equality of 260 million people affected by caste-based discrimination worldwide.

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