Peter Danchin is Professor of Law and Director of the International and Comparative Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. Danchin’s scholarship focuses on competing conceptions of the right to freedom of religion and belief in international legal theory and on tensions between liberal and value pluralist approaches in particular. He is co-editor with Elizabeth A. Cole of Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities in Eastern Europe (Columbia, 2002) and his articles in this area have been published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law; Yale Journal of International Law; Journal of Law and Religion; Harvard International Law Journal; Duke Forum for Law and Social Change; and Michigan Journal of International Law.
Danchin holds a B.A. and LL.B. with first class honors from the University of Melbourne and a LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia Law School. From 2000-2006, he was lecturer and director of the human rights concentration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and from 1997-2000 taught in a research and training program conducted by the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University on Religion, Human Rights and Religious Freedom.