David P. Fidler


Titled Professor (2019)
James L. Calamaras Emeritus Professor of Law
Indiana University Bloomington
Maurer School of Law


Professor Fidler joined the faculty in 1995 to teach public international law. He is one of the world's leading experts on international law and public health, especially with regard to infectious diseases. Professor Fidler is also an internationally recognized expert on the regulation of foreign investment, biological weapons and bioterrorism, the international legal implications of "non-lethal" weapons, and the globalization of baseball.

In addition to his teaching and scholarly activities, Professor Fidler has served as an international legal consultant to the World Bank Group (on foreign investment in Palestine), the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (on global public health issues), U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Science Board (on bioterrorism), the Federation of American Scientists Working Group on Biological Weapons, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Working Group, the Public Health Law Programme at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, and HIV/AIDS support groups in Japan.