Sarah Shirazyan

Sarah Shirazyan, J.S.D.

CISAC Affiliate

Not in residence

Research Interests

National Security | Technology Law and Policy | International Law and Organizations | Counterterrorism and Counter-proliferation


Sarah Shirazyan is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where she designed Interpol-Stanford Policy Lab. She currently works in Content Policy at Facebook Inc, where she leads company’s efforts to inform its misinformation and algorithmic ranking policies through engaging with external stakeholders. Previously, Dr. Shirazyan has held multiple posts with leading international organizations—she  designed the data protection and privacy curricula for legal professionals at the Council of Europe; served as human right lawyer for the European Court of Human Rights; worked on nuclear security issues at the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs; and handled international drug cartel investigation cases at the INTERPOL Secretariat.

From 2017-2018, Dr. Shirazyan was a Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC. Her research was funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She received her Doctor of Juridical Sciences Degree from Stanford Law School. Her dissertation empirically analyzes the effectiveness of the UN Security Council’s response to WMD terrorism. For her outstanding research, teaching and community service, Stanford named Ms. Shirazyan as one of the recipients of Gerald J. Lieberman Award.

Her work has been published in Journal for National Security Law and Policy, Arms Control Today, and Project on Nuclear Issues by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).



Stanford Affiliations