FRANCIS A. BOYLE is a leading American expert in international law.
He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-
Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the
1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of
Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented
Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court. He served as legal adviser to
the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace negotiations from
1991 to 1993. In 2007, he delivered the Bertrand Russell Peace
Lectures. Previous Russell Lecturers have included E.P. Thompson,
Elena Bonner, Edward Said, Ramsey Clark, Nobel Peace Prize
Winner Joseph Rotblat, Johan Galtung, and Noam Chomsky.
Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois,
Champaign and is author of, inter alia, The Future of International Law
and American Foreign Policy, Foundations of World Order, The
Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence, Palestine, Palestinians and
International Law, Destroying World Order, and Biowarfare &
Terrorism. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a
Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.