2019-2020 Residential Fellows

Luca Bonadiman

Luca Bonadiman has been a Residential Fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy of Harvard Law School since August 2017. Luca holds a BA and MA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Padova (Italy), a European Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre, and he was awarded his PhD in Law from City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. Before joining IGLP, Luca was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki (2012 and 2015-2016) and at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (2016-2017). He recently contributed to the edited volume Fundamental Concepts of International Law with a chapter on “Faith”. 

His past research focused broadly on public international law and human rights, including the impact of intellectual property rights on human rights. His Doctoral Thesis inquired the recent human rights historiography from a critical, postmodern perspective. Developing from the findings of the dissertation, he has taken an interest in how power relations are conceptualized. Identifying taxes and taxation systems as main indicator of power asymmetries, the research aims at drawing past and present geographies of power to ultimately re-think the terms of global justice debates. More broadly, Luca’s research interests include the fields of international law, human rights, postcolonial studies, critical legal studies, legal and political philosophies, and history of ideas. 

Love Ronnelid

Love Rönnelid has been an IGLP Residential Fellow since 2018. He is an international lawyer with an interest in how international investment law affects economic development. As a resident fellow at the IGLP he will explore the way standards of treatment under investment law relates to previously successful development strategies. He is broadly interested in international economic law, legal history, philosophy of law, political economy and international relations. He holds a LL.M. and a LL.D. from the Uppsala University, where he has also taught extensively.



Nadia Lambek

Nadia is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the University of Toronto, and a human rights lawyer, researcher and advocate focused on food system transitions and the rights of working people.  Her current research explores how the law and legal claims (specifically the right to food sovereignty and peasants’ rights) are framed by transnational agrarian movements and the possibility and limitations of institutionalizing these emerging rights in international fora. She is actively engaged in developing the field of food law and policy in Canada, as a founding member of the Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy and host of the 4th Canadian food law and policy conference at the University of Toronto (fall 2019). Nadia’s publications include Rethinking Food Systems: Structural Challenges, New Strategies and the Law (Springer, 2014) (edited with Priscilla Claeys). She is currently adjunct faculty at Vermont Law School teaching courses on global food security governance. She regularly collaborates with civil society organizations on issues of food system governance, including working with the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism to the UN Committee on World Food Security on a 2018 report monitoring realization of the right to food. Before beginning her SJD, Nadia practiced law, focusing on the promotion and protection of workers’ rights, union-side labour law, and human rights and served as an advisor to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter. Nadia is a former clerk of the Ontario Court of Appeal and co-Editor-and-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. She has a JD from Yale Law School and BA from Brown University.

Nafay Choudhury

Nafay is a PhD candidate at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies, and was previously Assistant Professor of Law at the American University of Afghanistan, which he first joined as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Law School for the Afghanistan Legal Education Project. He helped to establish Afghanistan’s first English-medium law program, where he taught and researched in the areas of contract law, legal pluralism, economic sociology, and the rule of law. Nafay has been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, and a Researcher for the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha. Since 2012, he has worked as a consultant on law and development projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, and Malaysia. He holds a JD/BCL (McGill), MA (Queen’s, Canada) in economics, and BA (McGill) in economics.

Nafay’s doctorate involves an ethnographic study of Afghanistan’s money exchangers to understand the functioning of informal institutions in unstable environments. It reveals the unique ability of certain local-level communities to not only sustain private governance, but also to play a role in reconstituting those institutions sanctioned and legitimized by the state. He has received various grants to explore issues of social and legal ordering, economic regulation, and social networks, and has published widely in these areas. He was the lead researcher for a project supported by the Government of the Netherlands on the distributional effects of property reforms in Kabul’s peri-urban spaces. Nafay is also an avid home cook.

Richard Clements

Richard is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law and Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University. His scholarship looks into the origins, consequences, and contingencies of the ‘efficiency’ logic within global justice institutions, notably the United Nations and International Criminal Court. Building on the theme of global expertise and drawing on Critical Management Studies, Richard examines the power of managerial practices like strategic planning, audit, and performance appraisal to shape institutions and their staff.

As a Residential Fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Richard will turn from looking at institutional headquarters as sites of managerial work to the groups those institutions purport to assist. Although made possible by a legal architecture, the encounter between the local subject and the institution is also often regulated through managerial practices. Richard’s research concentrates on one such managerial encounter by looking at the foremost institution of global justice, the International Criminal Court, and its interaction with victim communities.

Richard holds an LLB (honours) from Queen’s University Belfast, and an LLM cum laude in Public International Law from Leiden University. Richard has taught graduates and undergraduates in international law at Cambridge and is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge International Law Journal. He has previously worked at the Yugoslavia Tribunal and the International Criminal Court, and has published in several journals, most recently the Leiden Journal of International Law.

Previous Residential Fellows by Year

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