Odette Lienau received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was awarded the Jerome Lipper Prize for Excellence in International Law and the John Bruce Moore Award for Outstanding Work in Law and Philosophy. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University, where her dissertation received the university's Charles Sumner Prize. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, she practiced bankruptcy and restructuring law with Shearman & Sterling in New York City. Her teaching and research interests include international economic law, international law and relations, international organizations, bankruptcy and restructuring, and political and legal theory. Her book, "Rethinking Sovereign Debt: Politics, Reputation, and Legitimacy in Modern Finance", is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in 2013.