July 2017

On July 6, Adjunct Professor Chloe Demrovsky, also Executive Director of Disaster Recovery Institute International (‘DRI’), the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, announced Professor Demrovsky was stepping into the role of President and CEO of DRI, taking over for outgoing President and CEO Al Berman, effective July 1, 2017. Please click here for Professor Demrovsky’s Incoming Remarks.

In her previous DRI roles as Executive Director and before that as the Head of International, Professor Demrovsky designed and implemented DRI’s international market development strategy and managed a global network in over 50 countries. She has appeared on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox and has served as an expert source for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and many more. She has presented at dozens of industry conferences and events on four continents and conducts on-site briefings for government bodies and international organizations as well as for visiting delegations, including the European Commission and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. She is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation. She is on the adjunct faculty at New York University and holds a Master’s in International Business from New York University and a Bachelor’s from Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

On July 6, 2017, Professor Jennifer Trahan spoke in The Hague, Netherlands, at a symposium of the International Bar Association. The event was titled “Fair Trials and Complementarity: An Experts’ Roundtable Discussion addressing Practice, Challenges and Future Perspectives.” The event was attended by approximately 100 delegates including judges, senior officials and staff of international criminal courts and tribunals, diplomats, civil society, and academics.

Professors Trahan and Donat-Cattin both taught recently at Salzburg Law School’s Summer Session on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, in Salzburg, Austria. The title of the Session, held from July 30 though August 9, 2017, was “Between Codification and Progressive Development: International Criminal Law after Rome and Kampala.” Professor Trahan lectured on “A revival of the concept of humanitarian intervention? Questions of legality and criminality under the Kampala definition of the crime of aggression,” and on “Scenarios for the future of the field of international criminal justice.” Professor Donat-Cattin lectured on the “‘Irrelevance of official capacity’ as a rule of customary international law and an indispensable pillar of the Rome Statute,” and on “The ICC at 15 and the politics of international criminal justice.”


Adjunct Professor of Global Affairs Colette Mazzucelli recently published an article with American College of Greece Professors Anna Visvizi and Miltiades Demetrios Lytras, “Irregular migratory flows: Towards an ICTs’ enabled integrated framework for resilient urban systems,” in the Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Volume 8, Number 2, June 2017, pp. 227-42.

From June 22-July 13, Professor Mazzucelli participated in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) organized by Brandeis University with field trips to Jerusalem, the Negev, Tel Aviv, the Ariel settlement, and cities in the West Bank, including Rawabi and Ramallah. On the SIIS faculty team were members from the Marine Corps University (Quantico) and the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis) as well as a colleague from the Brazilian Army Comand and General Staff College (ECEME). SIIS session content, field partnerships, and pedagogical instruction are being integrated into core courses and elective seminars for which Professor Mazzucelli is responsible at NYU New York throughout the academic year.