Chrystie Swiney is an attorney, political scientist, and legal scholar with graduate degrees from Harvard Law School (JD), Oxford University (MPhil), and Georgetown (PhD/ABD). Her areas of expertise include rights and liberties, intellectual property, and international law and relations. Chrystie has held legal positions at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the US State Department, and the Constitution Project, and has served as a consulting legal adviser for both the Global Parliament of Mayors and Oxford University Press. In addition, she has served as a Visiting Scholar at the College of William and Mary, a Research Fellow at Georgetown Law Center, and as the lead author of Global Trends in NGO Law, a leading publication for scholars and practitioners of comparative and international law. Chrystie has published extensively on the topics of international relations, international law, human rights, and comparative NGO law and has a forthcoming book that will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. Her research findings have been published in the popular press as well, including in The Hill, The Conversation, the Atlantic’s CityLab, and OpenGlobalRights, among others.