Currently alive, at 63 years of age.
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1954 – Born in South Korea. Harold Hongju Koh is an expert in human rights and international law.
1975 – Dean Koh received his A.B. in Government from Harvard College.
1977 – Received an Honors B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford.
1980 – He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
1985 – Has taught at Yale Law School.
1990 – Wrote The National Security Constitution, which won the American Political Science Association’s award for best book on the American presidency.
1998-2001 – He was Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
2003 – Harold Hongju Koh is Dean of Yale Law School and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law.
– He was awarded Columbia Law School’s Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award for his contributions to international law.
2004 – Dean Koh has written dozens of articles in his areas of expertise, and has authored or co-edited Justice Harry Blackmun Supreme Court Oral History Project; Different But Equal: The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities; Transnational Business Problems; Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights; and Transnational Legal Problems.
2005 – He is recipient of the Louis B. Sohn Award from the American Bar Association.