Tamara N. Lewis Arredondo serves as a Senior Lecturer for Legal Skills in the International and European Law department at The Hague University for Applied Sciences. She earned her PhD in International Human Rights from Maastricht University School of Law. Her thesis explored human rights discourse in the Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council. She also has a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Tamara researches the broadening of the scope of both ‘human’ and ‘rights’ by challenging who and what deserve a seat at the table with humans and what responsibilities should be paired with rights for the global citizen. Her research examines the role and responsibilities of non-state entities, legal persons and nature in global communities as well as the collective responsibility toward the planet and its inhabitants. The collective and communal aspects of the global citizen are a central aspect of her research.
Tamara has taught in bilingual (Spanish/English) primary and secondary education in New York City and in New Jersey. She has also worked as a neutral monitor in a landmark civil rights case involving racial discrimination in agricultural lending practices.