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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Prof. Stephen Marks

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  • Position: Dean
  • Affiliation: Jindal School of Public Health and Human Development of O. P. Jindal Global University
  • Country: India
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  • Biographical info: Stephen P. Marks is the Dean of the Jindal School of Public Health and Human Development (JSPH) at O. P. Jindal Global University and François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights Emeritus, Harvard University. With degrees in law and international relations from Stanford and several universities in France, as well as the Syrian Arab Republic, he has worked for the United States Senate (Washington, DC), the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France), UNESCO (Paris, France), the Ford Foundation (New York), and UN peacekeeping operations (Cambodia, Western Sahara). He has taught at Columbia University and Princeton University before serving as a tenured professor at Harvard from 1999 to 2022. His publications focus on public health, international law, development, biotechnology, mass atrocities, terrorism, cultural rights, tobacco control, access to medicines, human rights education, neuroscience, mental health, and the right to health.

Research interests:
Human development, human rights in development, health and human rights, international law, international relations

Thematic Groups:
Ethics and Development Human Rights Indigenous Peoples

Regional Network:
South Asia Network

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