Daniel Rothenberg

Daniel Rothenberg has more than 15 years of experience combining field research, project management and scholarship on international human rights and the rule of law. His research focuses on human rights documentation and analysis and transitional justice, with a focus on genocide, truth commissions and post-conflict reconstruction. Rothenberg has designed and managed rule of law projects in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout Latin America including programs to train human rights NGOs, aid indigenous peoples in using international legal remedies, support gender justice and collect and analyze thousands of first-person narratives from victims of severe human rights violations.

Rothenberg was Managing Director of International Projects at the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, Senior Fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and a Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. Rothenberg is the author of various articles and monographs as well as With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today (University of California), Memory of Silence: The Guatemalan Truth Commission Report (Palgrave), as well as the forthcoming co-edited volume, Drones and the Promise of Law (Cambridge University Press).

Selected Works

Trip to Baghdad--March 2007, 133 Triquarterly 136 (2007).

"Let Justice Judge": An Interview With Judge Baltasar Garzon and Analysis of His Ideas, 24 Hum. Rights Quart. 924 (2002).

An Assessment of Justice Sector and Rule of Law Reform in Afghanistan and the Need for a Comprehensive Plan, (M. Cherif Bassiouni & Daniel Rothenberg 2007).


Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Brown University

M.A., University of Chicago