AHRCentre Annual Public Lecture: United States Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich

Event date: 
10 May 2011 (All day)

United States Ambassador Jefrrey Bleich will address the topic: The United States and Australia's Commitment to Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific.

Jeffrey Bleich became the United States Ambassador to Australia in 2009. He previously served as Special Counsel to the President at the White House. From 1995 to 2009, he was a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he was recognised as one of the nation's top lawyers. After clerking for Judge Howard Holtzmann at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and acting as Special Rapporteur to the International Court of Arbitration, he assisted the Special Prosecutor for the International Tribunal for the Former-Yugoslavia. Ambassador Bleich received his B.A. from Amherst College, his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught international human rights at UC Berkeley School of Law, and written and lectured extensively on the international criminal court.