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Testimony on the Lies & Costs by Dr. Ayça Çubukçu

Ayça Çubukçu is Assistant Professor in Human Rights in the Department of Sociology and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Before LSE, Dr Çubukçu taught for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. During the 2009-2010 academic year, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.

A transdisciplinary scholar by training, Dr Çubukçu holds a BA in Government with Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University and a PhD with Distinction from the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.

In conjunction with the history and critique of international law, her research and teaching interests are in the fields of social and political theory, human rights, cosmopolitanism, secularism, postcolonial studies and transnational social movements. In her current research, Dr Çubukçu focuses on the politics of transnational solidarity, and on the entanglement of international law and human rights ideals with the ethics and politics of violence. She especially welcomes MSc and PhD students seeking a critical engagement with these fields.

Dr Çubukçu leads the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity  research group. She is also an Honorary Member of the Centre on Social Movement Studies at the European University Institute, an Affiliated Scholar of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at the Harvard Law School, and a co-editor of Jadaliyya’s Turkey page.

Dr Çubukçu is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Award for Outstanding Teaching given by the Students’ Union of the London School of Economics.

Additional Resources: Democracy Now coverage on the World Tribunal on Iraq Opening Speech at World Tribunal on Iraq, June 24th, 2005 World Tribunal on Iraq testimonies World Tribunal on Iraq- Session on Media Wrongs Against Truth & Humanity Exposing the Politics of Disinformation World Tribunal on Iraq- Final Declaration of the Jury of Conscience, June 2005 "For the Record" World Tribunal on Iraq 1/5"For the Record" World Tribunal on Iraq 2/5 "For the Record" World Tribunal on Iraq 3/5"For the Record" World Tribunal on Iraq 4/5"For the Record" World Tribunal on Iraq 4/5



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