José Enrique Alvarez
New York University School of Law
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Alvarez has made lasting contributions to the law on peace and security, foreign investment, international organizations, international criminal tribunals, economic development, and human rights. His interdisciplinary scholarship, service to the U.S. government, and numerous pro bono activities engages with critical challenges facing the global community. His five books and over 130 articles have explored, among other things, the nature of sovereignty, the meaning of the 'rule of law,' the ethical and moral responsibilities of lawyers in the wake of mass atrocity, and the balances that need to be struck between property rights and public regulation for the public good.