Array Peri Lynne JOHNSON
Legal Adviser and Director, IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
Ms Johnson joined the Office of Legal Affairs of the IAEA in January 2011. Previously, Ms Johnson served nearly 20 years with the United Nations in increasingly senior positions in UNHCR (Guinea, Conakry, West Africa), the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (New York) and the UNDP Legal Support Office (New York), where she served, in her last capacity, as Director of the Legal Office.
Before joining the United Nations, Ms Johnson served as Legal Associate at Arnold & Porter, a leading United States law firm, in Washington, D.C., where she handled litigation and international matters.
Ms Johnson is featured in Chapter 7 (International Law) of Lawyers at Work (Cosslett, Apress, 2012), and lectures and publishes on the work of the IAEA, including nuclear safety, security and safeguards.
Ms Johnson serves on the Board of the OECD/NEA International School of Nuclear Law in association with Montpellier University (France).
Ms Johnson earned her B.A. in French Literature (with a focus in Government and International Relations), with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA in 1988, and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in 1991.