I focus on the political dynamics of international organizations and international law. I recently published a book exploring ocean governance and the law of the sea and am researching several aspects of multilateral maritime cooperation. I also continue to follow closely the International Criminal Court and aspects of the United Nations system, with a focus on the Security Council.
- J.D. Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, 2001
- M.Phil. (international relations) Cambridge University, 1996
- B.A.(Government) Harvard College, magna cum laude, 1995
Regions of Interest
- International Organizations
- International Law
- Global Governance
- 2022. The Poseidon Project: The Struggle to Govern the World's Oceans (Oxford University Press)
- 2014. Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics (Oxford University Press).
- 2009. Five to Rule Them All: The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World (Oxford University Press)
- 2017. “Discretion and State Influence at the International Criminal Court: The Prosecutor's Preliminary Examinations.” American Journal of International Law.
- 2016. "Palestine in The Hague: Justice, Geopolitics, and the International Criminal Court." Global Governance.
- 2016. “Letters from the Frontlines: State Communications to the UN Security Council During Conflict.” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.
- 2014. “Assessing the Effectiveness of the UN Security Council: A Concert Approach.” Global Governance.