Colleen P. Graffy, LL.M.
Associate Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- LL.M., King's College, 1996, with merit
- Diploma in Law, City University & Inns of Court School of Law, 1991
- M.A., Boston University, 1982
- B.A., Pepperdine University, 1979
Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Professor Graffy earned her BA from Pepperdine University and her MA from Boston University. She then served as co-director of Pepperdine's Year-in-Europe program in Heidelberg, Germany. Professor Graffy completed the Diploma in Law in London. After attending the Inns of Court School of Law, she was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister of the Middle Temple and received her LLM in international law through King's College, University of London with merit.
Professor Graffy served in the second Bush Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. State Department. In that capacity, she travelled to over 40 countries and worked with U.S. embassies and a team in Washington D.C. to communicate U.S. policy, values and culture. She created the first ever "media hub" for the U.S. government with radio and television broadcasting facilities based in Brussels, Belgium. In order to reach younger audiences, an area that she identified as critical to U.S. public diplomacy, she established the "Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship," a program that brings together high schools students from former eastern block countries, Western Europe and the
U.S. to study comparative constitutions and rights - in addition to fostering long-term relationships among nations. Professor Graffy was the first high level U.S. government official to actively advance "Public Diplomacy 2.0" using Twitter and other social media platforms to further U.S. communications.
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Colleen P. Graffy, War Crimes in Syria?, L.A. TIMES, JAN. 24, 2014 Colleen P. Graffy, How to Lose Friends, Citizens and Influence, WALL STREET JOURNAL, JULY 17, 2013 Colleen P. Graffy, Stand Up For Freedom and Freedom Will Stand Up For You (Eventually), Coffee House: The Spectator Blog, July 4, 2011 Colleen P. Graffy, Iraq Was a Good War --It Sparked the Arab Spring, Sunday Times (London), Sept. 11, 2011 Colleen P. Graffy et al., EU and US Relations in the 21st Century, Institute of Contemporary European Studies, Feb. 7, 2011 Colleen P. Graffy, The War Against Iraq Was the Right Decision and It Was Legal, Conservative Home, Jan. 30, 2010 Colleen P. Graffy, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, So There's Every Reason Why David Cameron Should Have an Official Photographer, Conservative Home, Nov. 5, 2010 Colleen P. Graffy, Public Diplomacy: A Practitioner's Perspective, 52 AM. BEHAV. SCIENTIST 791 (2009) Colleen P. Graffy, The Rise of Public Diplomacy 2.0, J. INT'L SECURITY AFF., Fall 2009 Colleen P. Graffy, U.S. Public Diplomacy With Twitter, WASH. POST, Dec. 24, 2008 Colleen P. Graffy, "Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink": The Urgency of Transnational Solutions to International Riparian Disputes, 10 GEO. INT'L ENVTL. L. REV. 399 (1998) HeinOnlineColleen P. Graffy, Conditional Fees: Key to the Courtroom or the Casino?, 1 LEGAL ETHICS 70 (1998) HeinOnlineColleen P. Graffy & Carol A. Chase, A Challenge for Cause against Peremptory Challenges in Criminal, 10 LOY. L.A. INT'L & COMP. L.J. 507 (1997) HeinOnline
Colleen P. Graffy, Speaker, "What is America Doing to Improve its Image Abroad?," Westlake Village Republican Women, Federated, 2011. Colleen P. Graffy, In Conversation with: Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011. Colleen P. Graffy, Speaker, Public Diplomacy Roundtable, "The Obama Administration and America's Image Abroad," Pepperdine University School of Pubic Policy, 2011. Colleen P. Graffy, Podcast with US Congressman Frank Wolf, International Religious Freedom and the US Congress, Pepperdine University School of Law
Nootbar Institute, 2011. Colleen P. Graffy, Moderator, Panel Discussion, International Religious Freedom and the US Congress, Pepperdine University School of Law
Nootbar Institute, 2011. Colleen P. Graffy, Quoted in article in Economist Magazine, "Spending on education, Investing in brains Should the economic squeeze mean cuts, reform or more spending on education?", ECON. MAG., Sept. 18, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Television Interview on Al Jazeera TV, Frost Over the World with Sir David Frost, with Congressman and former Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Radio Interview, BBC World Service Radio: "The World Today," Two-hour live radio on current event topics, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Pacific Council Teleconference Program Series, Conference Call Exchange with Philip Seib, Director, USC Center on Public Diplomacy, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Speaker, Women and United States Foreign Policy Conference, Institute for the Studies of the Americas, University of London, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Panelist with Nancy Soderberg, Former US Deputy National Security Advisor, Women and United States Foreign Policy Conference, Institute for the Studies of the Americas, University of London, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Television Interview, BBC Newsnight TV, Jeremy Paxman, Presenter; Jonathan Freedland, Journalist, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Speaker, "Is the Atlantic Getting Wider? The Relationship between the EU, its Member States and the United States," Conference at Regent's College, Institute of Contemporary European Studies, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Panelist, "Is the Atlantic Getting Wider? The Relationship between the EU, its Member States and the United States," Conference at Regent's College, Institute of Contemporary European Studies, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Television Interview, BBC Newsnight TV, Jeremy Paxman, Presenter; Sir Sherard Cowper Coles, former Ambassador to Iraq; Mark Stephens, Lawyer for Julian Assange, Wikileaks, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Media Event, The Frontline Club, International Journalists Forum, with Wikileaks Spokesman, Journalist Tom Fenton, former Ambassador to Iran, Richard Dalton, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Television Interview, BBC Newsnight, Emily Maitlis, Presenter; Rory Stewart, MP; Mark Stephens, Lawyer for Julian Assange, Wikileaks, 2010. Colleen P. Graffy, Radio Interview, BBC Radio Four, The World Tonight, 2010.