Prof. Claire Mahon is an international human rights lawyer based in Geneva. In addition to coordinating the University of Michigan Geneva Program part time, she is a research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and founder and joint coordinator of its Project on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. She also works as a consultant for NGOs, UN agencies, and academic institutions, and regularly teaches as a guest lecturer in various university courses on the topics of international human rights law, international organizations, and public international law. She guest lectures at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and runs a series of professional education training programs for the Geneva Academy on international human rights law. She was the special advisor to Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights and former President of Ireland, from 2009-2010 (in Mrs. Robinson's role as chair of the GAVI Alliance), and legal advisor to former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Ziegler, from 2007-2008. She has previously worked for Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Service for Human Rights, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer for a top-tier corporate law firm in Australia. Prof. Mahon holds a diplôme d'études approfondies (master's degree) in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies; an LLB (Hons.) from the Australian National University (ANU); a BA in international relations and development studies from ANU; and will soon complete a PhD from the Graduate Institute.