Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear Faculty Community,

I write to provide a brief update on the search for a new director for the International Human Rights Program (IHRP). As many of you will know, we resumed the search for a director in June. In the course of the search process, we extended an offer to the preferred candidate. I can now share the news that the preferred candidate expressed their appreciation for what they described as a good-faith offer, but ultimately decided to decline.

As I indicated on numerous occasions, I am keen to strengthen the IHRP and to see it under long-term leadership as soon as possible. I will be in touch regarding next steps. In the meantime, I am grateful to Professor Rebecca Cook, the IHRP’s Interim Director, who has agreed to continue to serve in that capacity.

Best regards,

Jutta Brunnée
Dean, University Professor & James M. Tory Professor of Law