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Professor Davis has written and reported extensively on international human rights and gender issues, including women's rights and LGBTIQ rights, with a focus on peacebuilding and security issues in conflict and disaster settings. Lisa has testified before U.S. Congress, U.K. Parliament, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and various international human rights bodies. Lisa is also a member of the JRR-UN Women SGBV Justice Experts Roster. In 2016, Professor Davis was elected by their peers to deliver the civil society statement for the U.N. Security Council's open debate on the use of sexual violence in conflict situations.
Professor Davis is an alum of CUNY Law School and joined the faculty in 2010. Lisa currently serves as a board member of the LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center at Roosevelt House. Prior to joining CUNY Law, Professor Davis established the advocacy department at MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, and developed the legal advocacy platform to advance women's human rights in peace-building and security issues. Lisa currently serves as MADRE's Senior Legal Advisor.