Henry J. Steiner received his B.A. in Modern European History and Literature, M.A. in International Affairs, and LL.B. all from Harvard University. He is a Professor of Law at Harvard University. His research interests concern issues of human rights and international law. He is the founder of the Human Rights Program (HRP) at Harvard Law School, a nearly thirty-year-old program dedicated to incorporating students, faculty, and human rights organizations into the study of international human rights through applied research, regular speaker series, as well as conferences and reports. Professor Steiner is the author of several books and reports including, most recently, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals
He was a clerk for Justice John M. Harlan II.