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Roger Alford, J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-7626
E-mail: roger.alford@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Contracts
  • Commercial and international dispute resolution
  • International trade and finance
  • International litigation
Prior to joining the faculty in 2000, Professor Alford served as a senior legal advisor with the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, the tribunal established by the Volcker Commission to resolve claims to Holocaust-era dormant Swiss bank accounts. From 1995 to 1999, he was in private practice with Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C. He clerked for the Honorable James L. Buckley, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia (1994-95), and the Honorable Richard C. Allison, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, in The Hague, Netherlands (1992-94).

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
 


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Colleen Graffy, J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law, Director of Global Programs - School of Law, Academic Director - London Program, School of Law, Former Diplomat
School of Law

Phone: +44 207 5811506
Cellular: +44 754 0688008
E-mail: colleen.graffy@pepperdine.edu
Location: London, England Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • British and U.S. politics
  • US Foreign Policy & International law
  • Public Diplomacy
Professor Graffy has recently returned to Pepperdine after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. State Department. In that capacity, she travelled to over 40 countries and worked with U.S. embassies and a team in Washington, DC to communicate U.S. policy, values and culture. She created the first ever "media hub" for the U.S. government with radio and television broadcasting facilities based in Brussels, Belgium. In order to reach younger audiences, an area that she identified as critical to U.S. public diplomacy, she established the "Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship," a program that brings together high school students from former eastern block countries, Western Europe and the U.S. to study comparative constitutions and rights-in addition to fostering long-term relationships among nations. Professor Graffy was the first high level US government official to actively advance "Public Diplomacy 2.0" using Twitter and other social media platforms to further U.S. communications.

Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Professor Graffy was called to Bar of England and Wales as a barrister of the Middle Temple where she is now a Bencher. She teaches courses in public international law and international environmental law and is a frequent commentator on US foreign policy on various news outlets including:  BBC Newsnight,  BBC Worldservice, BBC Radio Two and Radio Four, Sir David Frost on Al Jazeera, Sky News,  and other.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
 

Milestones
Pepperdine Family Camp 2014
Waves of Service