Experiences as US Ambassador-at Large for Global Criminal Justice
Jun 22, 2022
Morse Tan
Experiences as US Ambassador-at Large for Global Criminal Justice

Retired Ambassador Morse Tan served as US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice 2019-2021. Mr. Tan was serving as full Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University College of Law, where his areas of expertise included international criminal law, international human rights law, and constitutional law. He is currently the new dean of Liberty University School of Law 

Ambassador Tan served as a Visiting Scholar at both the University of Texas Law School and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  Ambassador Tan was a Founding Professor of the first American juris doctor program in Asia at Handong International Law School in South Korea.  

While Ambassador, Tan wrote the book North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises: Narrative and Constructive Engagement (Routledge) and has written a number of law review articles on subjects such as North Korea, international humanitarian law, and the Inter-American Court for Human Rights in journals at Cornell, University of Texas, and Yale. 

A National Merit Scholar, Ambassador Tan earned his B.A. and M.A. from Wheaton College and J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with a concentration in international law.  He is fluent in Korean and Spanish, and accomplished in cello as well as tennis.