Adrian Di Giovanni is Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). In that role, since 2011, he has spearheaded a new stream of research on law and development, focusing on public law and legal empowerment. Current topics of focus include access to justice in informal settlements, securing rights for communities around large land investments and scaling access to justice. Prior to that Di Giovanni worked for the Department of Justice Canada’s Human Rights Law Section, and World Bank’s Legal Vice-Presidency. Di Giovanni holds an LLM in international law from New York University and a JD from the University of Toronto. He is a part-time professor at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where he teaches law and development, which he has also taught at University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. In 2016, he was an International Visiting Fellow at Bingham Centre on the Rule of Law.