Areas of Expertise: Complicity, Bystander, Extremism, Counterterrorism, Criminal Law, International Law, National Security, Religion
- Ph.D, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
- J.D., Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- A.B., Honors in History, Kenyon College
Professor Amos N. Guiora is a Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah. In addition, Professor Guiora is a Distinguished Fellow at The Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law (CRSHL) at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Distinguished Fellow and Counselor, International Center for Conflict Resolution, Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.
His most recent book, Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults, reflects Professor Guiora’s research on institutional complicity, enabling culture, and sexual assaults. Professor Guiora has spoken at (virtual) conferences in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the U.S. on sexual abuse of athletes (Safe Sports) and sexual exploitation of children.
Professor Guiora’s research and book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust, directly contributed to legislation ratified by the Utah Legislature in 2021 that criminalizes bystanders who do not intervene on behalf of children and vulnerable adults. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Brian King and sponsored by Sen. Kurt Bramble, enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support.
He has also been deeply involved over a number of years in Track Two negotiation efforts regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict predicated on a preference and prioritization analytical tool.
He served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces as Lieutenant Colonel (retired), and held a number of senior command positions, including Legal Advisor to the Gaza Strip and Commander of the IDF School of Military Law.