Sarah Shirazyan is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where she is teaching a course on combating misinformation online. She currently works in Content Policy at Meta Inc, the team responsible for writing and interpreting global policies governing what users can share on the platform. She leads the company’s efforts to inform its misinformation and algorithmic ranking policies through engaging with experts across the globe.
From 2017-2020, she designed and ran Interpol-Stanford Policy Lab at Stanford Law. Previously, Dr. Shirazyan held multiple posts with leading international organizations—she was a data protection consultant for 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.; and handled international drug cartel investigation cases at INTERPOL.
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 the 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).
- Building A Universal Counter-Proliferation Regime: The Institutional Limits of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, 10 Journal of National Security Law & Policy 125 (2019).
- Synergies of Strengths’ A Framework to Enhance the Role of Regional Organizations in Preventing WMD Proliferation, S Shirazyan, Arms Control Today 48 (7), 16-22, 2018
- How to Reconcile International Human Rights Law and Criminalization of Online Speech: Violent Extremism, Misinformation, Defamation, and Cyberharassment, Stanford Law School, September 30, 2020.