Prof. Roda Mushkat

Honorary Professor


Dr. Mushkat has been Resident Professor of International Law at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, since 2011. She joined the HNC from Brunel Law School, Brunel University London, United Kingdom, an institution with which she had been affiliated for six years as a Professor of International Law and Director of the Center for International and Public Law (CIPL). Before coming, or returning, to England, she had served for twenty-six years as a Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong, witnessing the city’s transformation from a British colony to a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, and from an international manufacturing center into a global metropolis specializing in service industries. She has also held visiting positions at a number of leading European (Cambridge and London) and North American (Harvard, Yale and Victoria) law schools and universities.

Dr. Mushkat holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law from Manchester University, United Kingdom; a Master of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; and a Doctor of Laws from the University of South Africa, South Africa. She is an attorney/Member of the Israel Bar and practiced law in the private sector before embarking on an academic career.

Dr. Mushkat’s areas of academic specialization include general international law, international environmental law, international legal personality, international refugee law, international humanitarian law, positive international legal theory, jurisprudence/ legal theory, constitutional/public law, law and society, and law and economics. She has published over 150 books, book chapters, and journal articles in these and related (including philosophy and social sciences) areas. Her academic work has been cited by courts in Hong Kong, Australia and Canada.