Sumudu Atapattu received a Master’s in Public International Law and Ph.D. in International Environmental Law from Cambridge University. She serves as Director of the Human Rights Program and as an affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative. At the UW Law School, she is the Director of Research Centers as well as a Lecturer. She is also an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Her most-recent book is Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities.