Claims Processing Consultant, United Nations Register of Damage (JD/MA)
Taran Nadler wants to change the world.
“I’ve always had grandiose visions of effecting positive change in the world, but until Northeastern, I wasn’t sure which direction to pursue,” says Taran, who took part in grassroots organizing and global change first-hand in his co-ops, which ranged from a US-based nonprofit to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Taran’s path became clear when he played the role of mediator in a mock mediation during his Alternative Dispute Resolution final at Northeastern. “Going through that process was a rush and affirmed for me that mediation was what I wanted to do,” he recalls. “Serving with the United Nations in Vienna has been amazing. My next career step is to work in a developing country grappling with conflict or rebuilding in its aftermath.”
With a fellowship stipend from the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Taran helped incorporate human rights standards into domestic litigation and policy advocacy.
Taran worked with Professor Patricia Illingworth, a member of Northeastern University’s Department of Philosophy and a lecturer at the School of Law, on research related to philanthropy law.
As part of his dual-degree program leading to a master’s in sustainable international development, Taran completed these courses:
Taran processed and evaluated Palestinian claims of damages related to the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier.
Taran researched and wrote sections for an 800-page judgment charging Croatian military officials with crimes against humanity, which led to one of his proudest NUSL moments: seeing his words in print after the judgment was officially released.