Belinda Cooper

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Center for Global Affairs

  • JD, Yale Law School
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Belinda Cooper teaches human rights and women’s rights at NYU’s Global Affairs Program and also co-teaches the field intensive on war crimes prosecutions in The Hague and former Yugoslavia. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Her 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 has written for a wide variety of print and online publications in both English and German and is also a translator of German-language books and articles, including works on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and international criminal law and transitional justice. Her most recent translation is “Theresienstadt: The Face of a Coerced Community,” by H.G. Adler.  Cooper holds a law degree from Yale.