Saeed Bagheri is a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow in Law at the European University Institute. He earned his PhD in Public International Law (Department of Public Law) from Ankara University in 2015. He teaches and writes on public international law with a particular focus on the most recent developments in international law as it adapts to contemporary challenges. Much of his research addresses issues in the contexts of the law of armed conflict, the law governing the use of armed force, human rights, nuclear law and international peace and security. Focusing on the nuclear non-proliferation regime, his PhD research examined the basic rules of international humanitarian law limiting the threat and use of nuclear weapons during armed conflicts.
From September 2015 until June 2017, Saeed served as assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of Akdeniz University in Turkey. After a constitutional referendum was held throughout Turkey on 16 April 2017, he was fired from the university because of his published essays and more importantly evaluation of the human rights violations in Turkey on his interview for Institut des Sciences Juridique et Philosophique de la Sorbonne.
He is currently working on a book project about the legality of the extra-territorial use of military force in international law. More precisely, he investigates the legal and political approaches to the use of military force against armed non-State actors (ANSAs) and terrorist groups based in another country.