Jerry Fowler is staff director of the Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Previously, he was legislative counsel for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, where he worked on a broad array of human rights issues, including international justice and refugee and asylum policy.
Fowler was a member of the Lawyers Committee delegation to the 1998 Rome Diplomatic Conference on the International Criminal Court. His most recent publication is “Not Fade Away: The International Criminal Court and the State of Sovereignty” in the University of San Diego International Law Journal. His most recent Congressional testimony was submitted to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus briefing on Sudan. Media appearances include CNN International, National Public Radio, British Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Washington Post, and the National Law Journal.
Fowler is on the adjunct faculty of George Washington University Law School, where he teaches refugee and asylum law. He has also been a scholar-in-residence at American University, where he taught legislative advocacy. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Princeton University.
From 1983 to 1987, Fowler was stationed in Germany as an officer in the United States Army. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Special Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice.