Staff > Shawn Bates
Mr. Bates is an international lawyer, mediator, educator and trainer with over 15 years of experience in the international arena. He is currently the Academic Director for American University’s Washington Semester Program in International Law and Organizations. With the assistance of the Washington Semester Program staff, Mr. Bates has developed the International Law and Organizations Program into one of the most successful visiting academic programs at American University. He designs and leads a study tour of Western Europe and international legal institutions every semester, as well directing the academic development of the students in Unit I of the program.
In addition to teaching, Prof. Bates is actively involved with the American Bar Association and the American Society for International Law (ASIL). He is a frequent lecturer on cross-cultural conflict and mediation, as well as an advisor to various multilateral institutions.
His primary research interests are in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Green Infrastructure Development and intercultural communication.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
M.A. International Communication, American University