James D. Fry is a 2023-24 Visiting Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. His research interests include international law, international organizations, international dispute settlement, and international conflict and security law. Dr. Fry is a Senior Fellow of the Center for International Law and Governance at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a member of the International Law Association.
Dr. Fry served as a member of the teaching faculty of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva before joining HKU in 2008. Before that, Dr. Fry worked with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser and the International Litigation and Arbitration Group of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. He also served as a Law Clerk to Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye on the New York Court of Appeals and as a Special Adviser to President Ivana Hrdličková on the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Dr. Fry has provided legal counsel and expertise to various organizations throughout the world, including the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. His books include Legal Resolution of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Disputes (Cambridge, 2013); The Values of International Organizations (Manchester, 2021) (with Bryane Michael and Natasha Pushkarna); and a forthcoming book entitled Arms Control Law in Context. He is a proud SIPA alum.