The Director – Professor Eugene Kontorovich
Eugene Kontorovich is a professor at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, specializing in constitutional and international law. Before coming to George Mason, he had been a professor at Northwestern University School of Law for 11 years. He is the author of dozens of academic articles in the leading law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. His scholarship has been cited in leading international law cases in the U.S. and abroad.
Prof. Kontorovich is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict. He “has emerged as a one-man legal lawfare brain trust for the Jewish state,” as well as “one of the cagiest commentators,” according to a recent newspaper accounts.
Prof. Kontorovich also plays a leading role in many Israel-related policy matters and has been described by the Jerusalem Post as the “intellectual architect” behind U.S. state laws opposing boycotts of Israel. He regularly advises senior Israeli, U.S. and European officials on a variety of diplomatic issues. He has testified repeatedly in Congress about Arab-Israeli conflict, and regularly briefs visiting European and American legislators and celebrities on their trips to Israel.
He has been honored with a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, in 2011-12, and with the Federalist Society’s prestigious Bator Award, given annually to a scholar under 40 for outstanding scholarship and teaching.