Dinusha Panditaratne

| Nonresident Fellow

Sri Lankan Foreign Policy; China's Foreign Relations in Asia; International Law; Human Rights
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Dinusha Panditaratne is an (honorary) Nonresident Fellow of LKI. She previously served as Executive Director of LKI from August 2015 to August 2018.

Prior to her appointment at LKI, Dr. Panditaratne was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong. She is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York and previously worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, an international law firm on Wall Street.

Dr. Panditaratne is a member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) headquartered in Seoul, an Advisor to Verité Research, a think tank in Colombo, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of NDB, a leading private bank in Sri Lanka. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Centre for Rights and Justice in Hong Kong, and on the International Advisory Board of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh.

Dr. Panditaratne received her initial degree in law with first-class honours from the University of Oxford, where she was a Markby Scholar at Balliol College and won the University Prize for first place in Administrative Law. She received her master’s and doctorate from Yale Law School, where her doctoral thesis focused on international human rights law.

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