Sarah Shirazyan is a Doctor of Juridical Sciences (J.S.D.) candidate at Stanford Law School, specializing in international law with a focus on disarmament, transnational security and civil liberties. Her research situates itself at the intersection of law, public policy, and political science. Sarah’s work empirically investigates how the UN Security Council exercises its mandate to prevent non-state actors from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, related materials and technology. Stanford University has named Sarah as one of the recipients of Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship, awarded to those who have demonstrated the skills necessary for becoming academic and community leaders.
Sarah held multiple posts with leading international organizations. Most recently, she served as a Drafting Lawyer for the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Previously, Sarah has worked on issues of nuclear security at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. Additionally, she handled international drug investigations as part of her time at the Drugs and Organized Crime Directorate of INTERPOL. Currently, Sarah serves as a Special Consultant to the Council of Europe, where she develops curricula focusing on European human rights standards for data privacy and data protection.