David J. Scheffer

David J. Scheffer is visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a law professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He was the first U.S. Ambassador at Large for Crimes Issues, serving during the second term of the Clinton Administration. Scheffer is also the Tom A. Bernstein Genocide Prevention Fellow working with the Ferencz International Justice Initiative at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum. From 2012 to 2018 he was the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Expert on U.N. Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. His recent books are All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton, 2012) and The Sit Room: In the Theater of War and Peace (Oxford, 2019). 


Don’t Discriminate Against Those Who Remain Uninfected

Could barring people who were never sick from returning to work and school perversely incentivize getting COVID-19?