(hons.), London School of Economics and Political Science, 1998; Ph.D.,
European University Institute Florence, 2003
Parmar is a European Union Fulbright Scholar at New York University for the
2003-2004 academic year. In July 2003, she successfully defended her doctoral
thesis entitled 'Situating the EU human rights system in an international human
rights context' at the European University Institute, Florence. During her
doctoral studies, she was Marie Curie Fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for
International Law (Fall 2002-Spring 2003) and a Visiting Scholar at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School (Fall 2000). She has published on a
range of human rights-related topics, including the relationship between
international human rights law and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, EU
anti-discrimination law and transnational dialogues in the human rights field.
While at the Jean Monnet Center she will develop her work on transnational
dialogues, although her principal research focus will be the EU's evolving role
in international cooperation in the field of sustainable development.