Dallin T. Van Leuven

Dallin T. Van LeuvenVisiting Fellow

Dallin Van Leuven is originally from Idaho and works on issues at the junction of justice, gender, and states in transition or conflict. While teaching in Cairo, Egypt, he witnessed the Egyptian Revolution and the ousters of Presidents Mubarak and Morsi. It was there that Van Leuven cemented those interests and has since worked on a variety of relevant projects. For example, he has volunteered with the Harvard Law and International Development Society to consult on justice issues in Afghanistan and South Sudan. With the Feinstein International Center, Van Leuven works on issues related to gender and conflict, including child soldiers and sexual and gender-based violence. Along with FIC’s Dyan Mazurana and Rachel Gordon, he co-authored a book chapter on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s unprecedented use of gendered strategies to recruit foreign men and women. Van Leuven received his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Westminster College before earning a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School.

News Items

Dyan Mazurana and Dallin Van Leuven publish for African Politics, African Peace
June 20, 2016

Dyan Mazurana and Dallin Van Leuven published their summary paper, “Protection of Civilians from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV): Insights for African Union Peace Missions.” This paper is the ninth…

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Dallin Van Leuven, Dyan Mazurana, and Rachel Gordon publish chapter in Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond
April 1, 2016

Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond is a collection of contributions from outstanding experts in the field  that tackles the important and underexplored phenomenon of foreign fighters. Dallin, Dyan,…

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