Professor Fidler specializes in international law, national security, and emerging technologies. He is one of the world’s leading experts on cybersecurity law and policy and cyberspace and international law.

Professor Fidler is also an internationally recognized expert in global health and biosecurity threats.

Professor Fidler has also worked extensively on the rule of law in counterinsurgency and stability operations, including his participation in the Interagency Afghanistan Integrated Civilian-Military Pre-Deployment Training Course organized by the Departments of Defense, State, and Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has also published frequently on the globalization of baseball, with a focus on improving how Major League Baseball operates in Latin American countries.

He is one of the world's leading experts on the relationship between international law and cyberspace, cybersecurity law and policy, the rule of law in counterinsurgency and stability operations, international law and global health, biosecurity threats posed by biological weapons and bioterrorism, arms control and non-proliferation concerning weapons of mass destruction, the international legal implications of "non-lethal" weapons, and the globalization of baseball.

Subject Area(s): Law

Research Interests:

  • International law, Law and counterinsurgency, Global health, and Biosecurity
Law, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
BCL, University of Oxford, 1991
JD, Harvard University, 1991
MPhil, University of Oxford, International Relations, 1988
BA, University of Kansas, Political Science and English Literature, 1986