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Prof. (Dr.) Stephen P. Marks

Prof. (Dr.) Stephen P. Marks

Professor & Dean

B.A. in law (Stanford);

M.A. (Harvard);

Master’s in International Studies (Paris);

Doctor of Laws (Nice);

DEAA (Besançon);

DUEL (Strasbourg);

Diploma in Arabic (Damascus)


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 several universities, including 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. He recently co-edited Critical Issues in Human Rights and Development, (Elgar Publisher, 2021). He is a Member of the Governing Body of JGU.