As vice provost, Daniel Abebe oversees University of Chicago Professional Education and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and supervises the Office of the Secretary of the Faculties and the Office of Institutional Analysis. He serves as president of the University of Chicago Charter School Board of Directors and chair of the Chapin Hall Board of Directors, and is a member of the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory. He also serves as an ex officio member of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Board. Daniel manages regulatory and compliance matters under the purview of the Office of the Provost, including academic fraud, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment policies, and accreditation. Finally, Daniel serves on or supports various University committees and initiatives.
Daniel’s scholarship focuses on the relationship between the constitutional law of U.S. foreign affairs and public international law. His research has been published in International Studies Quarterly, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, the Stanford Journal of International Law, and the Virginia Journal of International Law in the areas of foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions, and institutional design. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.
Daniel earned a BA from Maryville University of St. Louis, a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Before joining the faculty, Daniel was a Bigelow teaching fellow and lecturer in law at the Law School.