Terra Lawson-Remer

Social Change Entrepreneur, Political Economist and Attorney; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Terra Lawson-Remer is exploring the global implications of radical advances in biotechnology and how it impacts sociogenomic research, assisted reproduction, and gene therapy research at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. A managing partner of Catalyst, a research and strategy legal firm, she received her Ph.D. and J.D. from New York University before becoming a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior advisor at the U.S. Treasury. Her publications include: Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (Oxford University Press, 2014), “Undoing the Resource Curse: How oil can save Libyan Democracy” ( Foreign Policy , 2014), and “A User’s Guide to Democratic Transitions: A how-to guide for reformers around the world” ( Foreign Policy , 2013).