Belinda Cooper

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Center for Global Affairs

  • JD, Yale Law School
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Belinda Cooper teaches, writes and lectures on human rights and international law, with a particular focus on transitional justice, war crimes tribunals, and women’s rights. Cooper’s experience has included working with East German dissidents before the fall of communism, assisting the lawyers for a German Guantanamo detainee, organizing a project on memorialization of the past in Turkey, and coauthoring reports on domestic violence in Tanzania, Armenia and Uzbekistan. She lived in Berlin, Germany, for many years and has contributed to a wide variety of print and other media in both English and German. She is also a translator of German scholarly books and articles, including many texts on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, international criminal law, and transitional justice. Cooper holds a law degree from Yale Law School. She is co-founder and president of Brooklyn Animal Action, an animal rescue non-profit.