Sarah Shirazyan is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where she designed Interpol-Stanford Policy Lab. Dr. Shirazyan’s scholarship lies at the intersection of national security, public policy, and international law. Currently, Dr. Shirazyan serves as a manager of Content Policy at Facebook, the team responsible for writing and interpreting global policies governing what users can share on the platform. She leads the company’s efforts on stakeholder engagement for developing misinformation and ranking policies.
Previously, Dr. Shirazyan held multiple posts with leading international organizations—she was a data protection consultant for the Council of Europe; served as human right lawyer for the European Court of Human Rights; worked on nuclear security issues at the U.N.; and handled international drug cartel investigation cases at INTERPOL.
She received her Doctor of Juridical Sciences Degree from Stanford Law School. Her dissertation empirically analyzed the effectiveness of the U.N. Security Council’s response to WMD terrorism. Dr. Shirazyan was a MacArthur Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). For her outstanding research, teaching and community service, Stanford named Dr. Shirazyan as one of the recipients of the Gerald J. Lieberman Award. Her work has been published in the Journal for National Security Law and Policy, Arms Control Today, and Project on Nuclear Issues by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
- J.S.D., Stanford Law School
- LL.M., (SOAS/UCL) University of London