Robert Blitt

Associate Professor of Law

Phone: 865-974-6855
E-mail: rblitt@utk.edu

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Robert Blitt is an expert in international law and human rights law. His scholarship focuses on freedom of religion and belief, comparative constitutional law, and the role of non-state actors in shaping international norms. He has lectured and presented his research findings nationally and internationally, including in Australia, China, Germany, Israel, Malaysia, the Russian Federation, and the UK. He has published op-eds and been interviewed and quoted in numerous national and international media outlets. Prior to joining the college, he served as the International Law Specialist for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Topics of expertise: international law, human rights, law and religion, United Nations, Middle East, Russia

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