The first black professor at Fredericton, Canada’s University of New Brunswick and the second black law dean in Canadian history, Dr. Jeremy Levitt holds a doctor of law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctor of philosophy in politics and international studies from the University of Cambridge in England. While working toward his PhD, he completed a year of graduate research work at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Over the course of his career, Dr. Jeremy Levitt has applied his extensive knowledge of international human rights and “use of force” law to various race issues both domestically and abroad.
Dr. Jeremy Levitt is a multi-disciplinary scholar and author of numerous books, book chapters, government reports, scholarly articles, and newspaper editorials on the subject of race. His polemic essay Black men and youth, State Violence and Human Rights in the 21st Century will appear in the spring 2015 issue of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. Dr. Levitt's recent pathbreaking work titled The African Origins of International Law: Myth or Reality? was recently published in the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs.