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Dr. Daphne Richemond Barak

Dr. Daphne Richemond Barak

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy
Head of the Law & Security Program

Contact Details

Phone: 09-9527961
LinkedIn Page: LinkedIn Page
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Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak joined the IDC, Herzliya in 2009. She is Assistant Professor (tenured) at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy and heads the International Law Desk of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT).

In 2019, her book UNDERGROUND WARFARE was awarded the Prize Chaikin by the Chair in Geostrategy at the University of Haifa for its contribution to the geostrategy of Israel and the Middle East.

Dr. Richemond-Barak holds a Maitrise from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), a Diploma in Legal Studies from Oxford University (Hertford College), an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, and was a recipient of the European Commission Scholarship, the Hertford College Prize, and the Oxford Prize for Distinction. Prior to joining the IDC, Dr. Richemond-Barak served as a clerk at the International Court of Justice, and worked as an attorney in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb.

She has acted as a private counsel for international law firms and as a legal adviser to states including the government of Colombia in its territorial dispute against Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice. She served as a member of the Committee on International and Security Affairs at the New York Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Paris.
Teaching and research interests include the role and status of non-state actors, law and terrorism, asymmetric warfare and the morality of war, international institutions, and the relationship between international law and international relations.

Dr. Richemond-Barak also established and supervised the IDC's participation in the International Committee for the Red Cross’s Jean Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law in which the IDC won first place in 2010 and 2011.

Major research and teaching fields

Laws of Warfare
International Relations
International Law
Conflict Resolution
Asymmetrical Conflict
International Terrorism
Public International Law
International Humanitarian Law
International Law of Armed Conflict