Ilise Feitshans is a candidate for the LL.M. in National and Global Health Law and a member of the class of 2023.

She is interested in justice and the role of law as an instrument of social change to codify transitions. Whether working in the United Nations or teaching, she focuses on lessons learned from local and transnational health laws, protecting workers’ health and survival of posterity.

Feitshans is a former international civil servant at the UN Geneva, Switzerland, serving as Director, Safernano (lab to market intensive training) at the European Scientific Institute Archamps France. She is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and a former faculty member at Columbia University School of Law. Feitshans’ pro-bono activities include legal advisor to the Greek National Platform on Nanomedicine, University of Aristotle, Thessaloniki, Greece, and Legal Advisor for the European Commission to NANORIGO (Nanotechnology Risk Governance Council).

She was honored among “100 Women Making a Difference in Safety, Health and Environment Professions” by the American Society of Safety Engineers in 2011 and awarded the Superwomen award in 2016. Her doctoral thesis won the university-wide prize for Best Research in Social Medicine and Prevention at the University of Lausanne.

Dr. Feitshans holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and a Doctorate in International Relations from Geneva School of Diplomacy, Switzerland.

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