Professor Addis was born in Ethiopia and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Australia and the United States, respectively. He has published extensively in the areas of constitutional law, communications law, jurisprudence and public international law. Recent publications include “Imagining the International Community: The Constitutive Dimension of Universal Jurisdiction” ( Human Rights Quarterly , 2009), “Deliberative Democracy in Severely Fractured Societies” ( Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies , 2009) and “Informal Suspension of Normal Processes: The ‘War on Terror' as an Autoimmunity Crisis,” ( Boston University Law Review, 2007). Professor Addis has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is also a member of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. He is on the advisory board of a number of scholarly journals, including Human Rights and the Global Economy .