Harold H. Koh

Yale Law School


Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. From 2009 to 2013, Koh was the 22nd legal adviser of the U.S. Department of State. From 2009 to 2013, he was the 22nd legal adviser to the United States Department of State and from 2004 to 2009 he was Yale Law School's 15th dean.

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FEB 28, 2014 Podcast

"War on Terror," an Insider's View: A Conversation with Harold H. Koh

As legal adviser to the State Department from 2009 to 2013, Harold Koh was responsible for making judgments about the most difficult issues in the "war on ...

Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict

OCT 1, 2008 Podcast

Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict

Is the Bush Doctrine of aggressive preventive action a justified and legal recourse against threats posed by terrorists and rogue states? Does the United States ...

OCT 16, 2000 Article

The Yugoslav Elections: Predicted Scenarios and the U.S. Response

Balkans forum participants discuss Kostunica's surprise victory and the next steps towards democratic consolidation in Serbia.