Tom Farer

Tom J. Farer

University Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

I teach Introduction to Human Rights and also US Foreign Policy

Professional Biography

Taught law at Columbia, Harvard, Tulane, Rutgers and American University and foreign policy at SIS, SAIS and Princeton. President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; President of the University of New Mexico. Special Assistant to (a) the Commander of the Somali National Police and instructor of law and unarmed self-defense at the National Police Academy (1963-64), (b) the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (1962-63), and (c) the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1976-76); Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Fellow of the Smithsonian's Wilson Center. Legal Advisor to Chief of UN operations in Somalia (1993); Dean of the Josef Korbel School (1996-2010). Graduate of Princeton (Magna cum Laude and Harvard Law School (Magna cum Laude); Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Honorary Doctorate of International Relations from Panteion University (Athens)