Julie A. Mertus is a professor of human rights at American University and co-director of its Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs Program. She has been a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, a fellow in human rights at Harvard Law School, a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow and a Counsel to Human Rights Watch. She is the author of five books, including Kosovo: How Myths and Truths Started a War and Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy.
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