Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty
SUNSGLOW - Global Training in the Rule of Law
333 E. 38th Street
New York, New York 10016
Dr. El-Ayouty, Esq. is Founder and President of SUNGLOW – Global Training in the Rule of Law. This private corporation is devoted to transnational judicial and legal training, especially in the developing world, and is assisted by a distinguished Board of Advisors, a corps of volunteers (Associates) from several countries, and 10 regional liaison centers around the world.
A former Fulbright Scholar, he served the UN from 1954 to 1986 including being UN Spokesman during the Algerian war of independence, and later became chief of the Africa Division, and Secretary of the Council of Namibia, Department of Political Affairs and Decolonization. In 1964, he drafted the statute of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and later became its director of training. Since 1995, he is Special Counsel to the New York City law firm, Spector and Feldman.
He is a member of several bars including New Jersey, the Bar of the US Supreme Court, the Egyptian Bar and the Bar of the Egyptian Court of Cassation (the Supreme Court of Egypt), and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also an ad hoc Arbitrator at the New York Stock Exchange. He is a member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs in Cairo, Egypt. Other professional affiliations include membership of the Peace Seminar at Columbia University, New York City, and Board membership of the Center for Global History, State University of New York at Sony Brook.
Dr. El-Ayouty was an adjunct professor of political science at the graduate School of Arts and Science of St. John’s University, New York City (1966-1972) and at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1972-1997) where he is now professor emeritus. From 1996 to 2000, he was distinguished visiting professor at the Shepard Broad Law School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and, simultaneously, an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City (1996-2004). Since 1997, he is an adjunct member of the faculty of International Cultural Studies at St. Francis College, New York City. As of 2001, Dr. El-Ayouty became adjunct professor of law at the Cairo University School of Law, Cairo, Egypt. He is a Fellow at the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University school of Law, New York City, where he is also an adjunct professor of Islamic Law.
He specializes in legal and judicial reform; diplomatic and consular immunities; international sanctions; international criminal law; international humanitarian law; terrorism and the law; U.N. Security Council sanctions regimes. He also lectures on Islamic Law as it relates to global issues.
Dr. El-Ayouty has a Ph.D. from New York University in international law and international organization (1966) and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City (1994). He is the recipient of the Founders Day Award for his Ph.D. work at New York University, and of the Faculty Award for the “Best Independent/Supervised” legal writing from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (1994). Dr. El-Ayouty works in Arabic, English, and French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish. He is the author and editor of several articles, professional studies (e.g. The Judiciary of the Republic of Yemen: A Study on Reform) and 9 books, the most recent of which is entitled Perspectives on 9/11 (Greenwood Press, 2004). At present he is working on a book to be entitled Islam and Global Security (2007/2008).
EducationBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, J.D., 1994
New York University, Ph.D., 1966