Victoria University Faculty of Law, Wellington, New Zealand
Master of Laws (LLM) with First Class Honours (July 2004)
Centre for Public Law Research Assistant

Columbia University School of Law, New York, United States
Juris Doctor (JD) with Honors in International and Foreign Law (May 1994)
Human Rights Law Review Submissions Editor
Public Interest Law Foundation Fellow
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Post-baccalaureate studies in mathematics, Russian, and Soviet studies (1988 – 1990)

Weizmann Institute, Rehovoth, Israel
Graduate studies in Nuclear Physics Department (1984 – 1985)

Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, United States
Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honors (May 1984)
Major in physics, minors in mathematics and religion
Richard Kahn Scholar


United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Branch, New York (2005, 2002-2003)
Contributed to the 2004 UN Disarmament Yearbook by drafting sections on terrorism, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, biological and chemical weapons, developments and trends, and conclusions; Produced a report on WMD and terrorism and an analytical assessment of the WMD-related issues in the report of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, as well as state and non-governmental reactions to the report

Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London (2004)
Monitored, analyzed and wrote on UN General Assembly First Committee (International Security and Disarmament) nuclear-related issues, and on the development of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (on prevention of non-state access to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons)

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy
Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2002)
Researched and wrote on prevention of an arms race in outer space for former Canadian foreign minister

Greenpeace International, Amsterdam (2005, 2003, 2002)
Researched and wrote on counter-proliferation and on prevention of an arms race in outer space


Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
Political Advisor, Mediterranean and Middle East (2006-2009)
Provided strategic contribution to Greenpeace campaigns, particularly in relation to intergovernmental treaties and negotiations, business fora and international networks; Represented Greenpeace at the United Nations and related agencies and treaty meetings dealing with nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament

Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Adjunct Professor (2004-2005). Co-taught graduate seminar on “The Iraq War and International Law”

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, UN Office
Acting Director (2005), Director (2002). Represented the organization at the UN, oversaw the projects “Reaching Critical Will,” which monitors and analyzes disarmament-related developments at the UN, and “PeaceWomen,” which monitors and analyzes the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, and developed strategies and campaigns for advocacy on these issues

Physicians for Social Responsibility / International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 
Director, UN Office (2000-2002). Represented organization at the UN, monitored and reported on relevant developments in the areas of nuclear disarmament and nuclear energy, and developed strategies and campaigns for advocacy. Program Director, IPPNW (1998-2000). Oversaw program implementation

Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy, New York
Research Director (1995-1998), Research Assistant (1994-1995). Researched, analyzed, and wrote on legal and political aspects of complete nuclear disarmament; Drafted model statements to the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons; Oversaw collaborative drafting and editing of a Model Nuclear Weapons Convention

United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, New York
Intern, Civil Division (1993). Researched and wrote on US Constitutional and federal law

Law Offices of Bernard Schwartz, New York
Paralegal (1990-1992). Provided legal research and support for immigration law office

Ethiopian Consulate and Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Jerusalem
News Analyst and Translator (1989, 1985-1986). Monitored developments related to the foreign relations of Israel and Ethiopia, and provided support for the diplomatic representatives of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Select Publications

“Country Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament – Israel” in A Companion Volume to Global Fissile Material Report, International Panel on Fissile Materials, Princeton University, 2010

“Nuclear futures for the Middle East: impact on the goal of a WMD-free zone” in United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Disarmament Forum, No. 2, 2008

“Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East: Conditions for Disarmament” in International Relations, Vol. 22 No. 3, September 2008

“Building Blocks for a WMD Disarmament Regime in the Middle East” inDisarmament Diplomacy, No. 86, Autumn 2007

“Security Council Resolution 1540: WMD and Non-State Trafficking” inDisarmament Diplomacy, No. 79, April/May 2005

“Nuclear Norms: Prohibition, Positivism, and Realism” in Reframing the Security Agenda: The Cases of Fissile Material, Landmines, Nuclear Weapons, Small Arms and Light Weapons, S. Brem and K. Rutherford, eds., Praeger Publishing, 2003

“Treaties and Global Security” with Nicole Deller and Arjun Makhijani, in Rule of Power or Rule of Law? An Assessment of U.S. Policies and Action Regarding Security-Related Treaties, N. Deller, A. Makhijani, and J. Burroughs, eds., Apex Books, 2002

Nuclear Weapons Convention Monitor No. 1, April 2000; No. 2, April 2001; No. 3, June 2002 (editor)

“The United Nations and Civil Society” in United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Disarmament Forum, No. 1, 2002

“Defensive Security” with Saul Mendlovitz, in War or Health, H. Tapanainen, ed., Zed Books, 2002

“Key Choices for Global Survival” in Medicine and Global Survival, Vol. 7, No. 1, April 2001

“Israel Debates Nuclear Weapons” in Disarmament Diplomacy, No. 43, January/February, 2000

“Safe Nuclear Disarmament: Protecting Health and the Environment on the Road to Abolition” in Medicine and Global Survival, Vol. 6, Issue 1, August 1999

Security and Survival: The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, co-author and editor, IPPNW, Cambridge, MA, 1999

“The Treaty is out of the Bottle: Nuclear Weapons Convention” Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Martin Kalinowski, ed., Baden-Baden, 1999

“Judge Weeramantry’s Grotian Quest” with Saul Mendlovitz, in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall 1997

Model Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Testing, Production, Stockpiling, Transfer, Use and Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons (United Nations Discussion Document), UN Doc. A/C.1/52/7, 1997 (principal author and editor)

Affiliations and Activities

Board Member, Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy
Member, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Research Fellow, Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University (1995-2002)
Member, American Society of International Law (1998-2002)
Member, NGO Security Council Working Group (2000-2002)
Executive Committee Member, UN Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations,
Committee on Sustainable Development (2000-2002)
Member, New York State Bar (1997-2002)
Member, Arms Control Association (1998-2002)
Member, Panel on Ultimate Weapons, John Jay School of Criminal Justice (1999-2001)
Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1999)
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of NY, Committee on International Security Affairs (1997-1999)
Oral Pleadings Judge, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (1997)
Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (1984-95)