Visiting Professor at the University of Essex
Julian Burger is also a member of the faculty at the University of London and member of the human rights consortium. He has taught at several universities in Europe and North America and worked for more than 20 years at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, dealing primarily with issues related to the rights of indigenous people and minorities. Burger was one of the negotiators that drafted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is actively involved in issues related to indigenous people and participates in missions to indigenous communities. His PhD thesis dealt with the poverty cycle in Northeast Brazil.