Professor Pati is a tenured Professor Law and teaches International Law, Human Rights Law and Human Trafficking Law. Formerly a Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Member serving as the Secretary of State for Youth and Women of Albania, Dr. Pati has a rich experience in public service and academia.
In August 2012, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Professor Pati to be a Member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, at the Vatican. She is the only Council member representing the United States.
In 2009, her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Wolf Rüdiger Bub Prize for the Promotion of the New Generation of Legal Scholars, by the University of Potsdam School of Law, Potsdam, Germany.
In 2010, she was the Commencement Speaker at the Luarasi University School of Law, Tirana, Albania, and also Visiting Professor of Law At the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Romania.
In 2005, Professor Pati facilitated the preparation of The Miami Declaration of Principles on Human Trafficking, a set of law and policy recommendations, and she has made presentations on human trafficking in the capacity of an expert in several national and international symposia, conferences and seminars. She has lectured on issues of international law, human rights law, international criminal law, human trafficking law as well as democracy and the rule of law at several universities worldwide.
She is Executive Director of the LL.M./ J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights and she also directs the Human Trafficking Academy, a project that started with the sponsorship of a Congressional grant administered through the Department of Justice.
Human Trafficking Law & Policy
Introduction to Human Rights Law
Health and Human Rights