Antonio F. Perez, J.D.
Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: Foreign Relations and National Security Law; Just War Theory; Private and International Law
Before coming to CUA in 1993, Professor Perez's served in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, where his areas of responsibility included international civil and criminal mutual legal assistance, economic sanctions, peaceful nuclear cooperation and nuclear non-proliferation issues. Since 2006, he had been life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he served from 2005 to 2009 as a U.S.-nominated and General Assembly-elected member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States.
Professor Perez has served on the Editorial Advisory Committee of International Legal Materials, a publication of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and as chairman of the ASIL's International Security Interest Group. He has appeared on "CNN International," Voice of America TV, EWTN, and a number of other domestic and foreign radio and TV news analysis shows. Professor Perez has taught a wide range of courses concerning national security, including public international law, international economic regulation, national security and foreign relations law, a special seminar in homeland security issues, and constitutional law.
He has also published widely in international law topics, including United Nations peacekeeping and use of force, nuclear non-proliferation, transitional justice, and national security issues in international trade. His most recent publication in this area is his book,
co-authored with Robert J. Delahunty, entitled War: International Law, International Relations and Just War Theory.