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Sumudu Atapattu

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Sumudu Anopama Atapattu is a Teaching Professor and Director of the Global Legal Studies Center at UW Law School. She is also the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison. Her research and teaching examines the link between human rights and the environment, especially climate change, climate migration and small island states. She has published numerous books on climate change, international law, human rights, and environmental justice. She has received numerous awards for academic excellence, including a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship and a Senior Fulbright scholarship. Truly a global scholar, she got her PhD at Cambridge University and has been a part of universities and institutions in Sri Lanka, Japan, Germany, and Spain, as well as New York University Law School and the George Washington University.

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