Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security
David P Fidler
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David Fidler is the James Louis Calamaras professor of law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he specializes in international law. He is one of the world’s leading international legal experts on global health, biosecurity threats posed by biological weapons and bioterrorism, cyberspace, cybersecurity, the role of law in counterinsurgency and stability operations, arms control concerning weapons of mass destruction, ‘non-lethal’ weapons, and the globalization of baseball. He has frequently served as an international legal consultant to government agencies, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations. He received his JD from Harvard Law School and an MPhil in international relations and a BCL from The University of Oxford.


  • Global health
  • International law
  • International security, including arms control and non-proliferation
  • Counterinsurgency
  • International trade


1995 - dateProfessor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Broadcast experience



  • French (not for broadcast)
  • Rise and Fall of Global Health as a Foreign Policy IssueGlobal Health Governance, Spring 2011
  • Assessing the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative: The Meaning of the Oslo Process, Chatham House Briefing Paper, June 2011
  • Negotiating Equitable Access to Influenza Vaccines: Global Health Diplomacy and Controversies Surrounding Avian Influenza H5N1 and Pandemic Influenza H1N1, Plos Medicine 7(5), May 2010
  • The Challenges of Global Health Governance Council on Foreign Relations International Institutions and Global Governance, Working Paper, May 2010
  • India and Counterinsurgency: Lessons Learned, co-editor with Sumit Ganguly, London: Routledge, 2009
  • Health in Foreign Policy: An Analytical Overview, Canadian Foreign Policy, 15 (3), 11, 2009
  • Biosecurity in the Global age: Biological Weapons, Public Health and the Rule of Law, co-author with Lawrence O. Gostin, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008