Diane Marie Amann, holder of the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, was recently elected to the Council on Foreign Relations. The council is an independent, nonpartisan organization and thinktank that is composed of the most prominent foreign policy leaders, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers and distinguished nonprofit professionals.

"Diane's election to membership in this prestigious council is evidence of her stellar reputation for world-class scholarship and thought leadership in international law," School of Law Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge said. "This is a pinnacle recognition for her and our law school and the university, and it is richly deserved."

Her extensive scholarship focuses on the ways that national, regional and international legal regimes interact as they endeavor to combat atrocity and cross-border crime. Her current research concerns issues of child security and also histories of international law. Under contract with the Oxford University Press, she is writing what will be the first-ever book on the roles of women professionals at the 1945-46 trial before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Her most recently edited book, Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honour of William A. Schabas, was published by the Oxford University Press.

Since 2012, Amann has served as the International Criminal Court prosecutor's special adviser on children in and affected by armed conflict.

At the law school, Amann also serves as a faculty co-director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center. Additionally, she holds a courtesy professorship of international affairs in the UGA School of Public and International Affairs.

Founded in 1921, the CFR is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. To that end, it supports independent research and task forces, and convenes meetings at its headquarters in New York and Washington, D.C., as well as other locations throughout the country. It also publishes Foreign Affairs, one of the preeminent journals of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.