Noam Schimmel

Department(s): Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs | Global Studies
101 Stephens Hall
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Noam Schimmel is a Lecturer in Global Studies in the Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs and a Lecturer on the Master’s in Development Practice at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He researches and teaches in the areas of human rights, humanitarian aid, development, African Studies, post-genocide reparative justice in Rwanda, global governance, global justice, and global ethics. He earned a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, a Masters in Philosophy, Policy, and Social Value from the London School of Economics, and an interdisciplinary PhD in Media and Communication with a focus on political science and public policy as they relate to health rights, health communication, and healthcare reform in the United States from the London School of Economics. He is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill Faculty of Law. He was a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford and a Research Visitor at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford Faculty of Law. He was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics LSE Health program. Dr. Schimmel has published on a range of human rights topics including reparative justice for survivors of genocide, the rights of children, indigenous people, and women, as well as on development efforts to alleviate poverty and engender and sustain human security, appearing in a number of human rights and development journals He has articles forthcoming in World Affairs. He has published two books with Palgrave Macmillan, one addressing US presidential healthcare rhetoric and policy on a right to healthcare and a second on the human right to reparative justice for survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. He has books with Palgrave forthcoming on coronavirus public health policies globally and on the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review.

At Berkeley he has taught ‘Africa in a Global Context,’ ‘Human Rights and Film,’ and ‘Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Community Development.’ In his teaching he incorporates film, journalism, photography, and personal narratives. He has lived, studied, conducted research, taught and traveled extensively in South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Argentina, India, Nepal, Jordan, Chile, and the United Kingdom.

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