Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
702 InterCultural Center
37th & O Streets, N.W. Washington, DC 20057
2007- Peter F. Krogh Associate Professor of Global Justice and Geopolitics Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
(since 2012, director of graduate studies and associate chair, Government Department)
2002-2007 Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University
2001-2002 Post-Doctoral Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford University
1997-2001 Princeton University
Ph.D Department of Politics, September 2001.
M.A. May 1999. Fields: International Relations, American Politics, Quantitative and Formal Methods
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Degree in Public Administration and Public Policy, with a Civil Engineering component.
“International Courts as Agents of Legal Change: Evidence from LGBT Rights in Europe” International Organization (forthcoming, with Larry Helfer).
"Are new democracies better human rights compliers? International Organization (forthcoming, with Sharan Grewal).
“The Implementation of European Court of Human Rights Judgments," European Journal of International Law (forthcoming)
Does Participation in International Organizations Increase Cooperation? Evidence from the ICC, UNHRC, and UNSC Review of International Organizations September 2013
“Public Opinion and the Legitimacy of International Courts“, Theoretical Inquiries in Law July 2013
“Precedent on International Courts: A Network Analysis of Case Citations by the European Court of Human Rights” British Journal of Political Science (with Yonatan Lupu). 2011
“Unipolar Politics as Usual” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 2011
“Borrowing and non-Borrowing on International Courts.” Journal of Legal Studies, Summer 2010.
“The Politics of International Judicial Appointments,” Chicago Journal of International Law 9(2):387-406
“The Cost of Shame: International Organizations, Foreign Aid, and Human Rights Norms Enforcement” (with James Lebovic). Journal of Peace Research, 2009 46: 79-97.
“The Impartiality of International Judges: Evidence from the European Court of Human Rights,” American Political Science Review 102(4): 417-433 (November 2008)
"The Politics of International Judicial Appointments: Evidence from the European Court of Human Rights". International Organization 61(4):669-701 (Fall 2007). (Winner, Robert O. Keohane award).
"Measuring Legal Systems”. (with Howard Rosenthal) Journal of Comparative Economics. 35 (4): 711-28. December 2007.
“The Politics of Shame: The Condemnation of Country Human Rights Practices in the UNHRC.” (with James Lebovic). International Studies Quarterly 50 (4): 861-88 (Fall 2006)
“Public Opinion, the War in Iraq and Presidential Accountability” (with Paul Brewer). Journal of Conflict Resolution 50(6):809-30 (Fall 2006).
“The Political Origins of the Legitimacy of the United Nations Security Council” International Organization 59 (3):527-57 (Fall 2005). Reprinted in Karen Mingst and Jack Snyder Essential Readings in World Politics, Fourth Edition. Will also be reprinted in Lisa Martin (ed) The Library of Essays in international Relations-Global Governance (Ashgate Publishing).
“Resisting the Lonely Superpower: Responses of States in the UN to U.S. Dominance,” The Journal of Politics. 66 (3): 729-54 (August 2004).
“Analyzing Roll Calls with Perfect Spatial Voting,” The American Journal of Political Science, 48(3): 620-32 (July 2004). (with Howard Rosenthal)
“Outside Options and the Logic of Security Council Action.” The American Political Science Review 95 (4): 845-858 (December 2001).
“Clashes in the Assembly,” International Organization, 54 (2): 185-215 (Spring 2000).
"Data and Analyses of Voting in the UN General Assembly" forthcoming in Routledge Handbook of International Organization
"Judicial Behavior" forthcoming in Oxford University Handbook on International Adjudication, edited by Karen Alter, Cesare Romano and Yuval Shany
"International Judicial Independence" in: Jeffrey Dunoff and Mark Pollack (eds) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations, Cambridge University Press (2012)
“The Practice of Political Manipulation.” In: Emanuel Adler and Vincent Pouliot International Practices (Cambridge University Press) (2011).
Politics, Judicial Behaviour and Institutional Design” in: The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics (edited by Jonas Christoffersen and Mikael Rask Madsen) Oxford University Press. (2011)
“Who is Running the International Criminal Justice System?” With Allison Danner in: Deborah Avant, Martha Finnemore and Susan Sell: Who Governs the Globe? Cambridge University Press. (2010)
“Enlargement and the ‘Normal’ European Parliament” (in: Jacques Thomassen (ed.). The Legitimacy of the European Union after Enlargement. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (2010)
“A Strategic Approach to Understanding Security Council Authority.” The UN Security Council and the Legitimacy of International Authority , edited by Ian Hurd and Bruce Cronin (Routledge). (2008)
"United Nations," International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. Macmillan Reference. (2007)
“Why no UN Security Council Reform? Lessons for and from Institutionalist Theory.” In: Dimitris Bourantonis, Kostas Infantis and Panayotis Tsakonas (ed). 2007. Multilateralism and Security Institutions in the Era of Globalization Routledge. Pp 288-305
“Some Comments on UN Charter Reform”. In: Ernesto Zedillo (ed.) Reforming the United Nations for Peace and Security Proceedings of a Workshop to Analyze the Report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change pp 186-96. Yale Center for the Study of Globalization: New Haven, CT. (2005)
“Political Competition in the European Parliament.” In: Gary Marks and Marco Steenbergen (eds) European Integration and Political Conflict, Cambridge University Press, pp. 141-64. (2004, With Jacques Thomassen and Abdul Noury).
Datasets and Software
“European Court of Human Rights Data” Extensive data on judicial dissents, biographical characteristics of judges, and information on cases
International Courts data page: http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/ev42/ICdata.htm
“Documenting Votes in the UN General Assembly.” New dataset of UN General Assembly votes that provides searchable descriptions and voting records of all resolutions voted upon in the plenary session of the UN General Assembly. Published on-line at: http://home.gwu.edu/~voeten/UNVoting.htm.
“UNANIMATE” (with Howard Rosenthal and Zelalem Alehegn). Animations of UN General Assembly voting. Available at: http://voteworld.berkeley.edu/animate/
“VOTEWORLD United Nations” (with Howard Rosenthal, Keith Poole and Boris Shor). Software to search and display voting records of states in the United Nations General Assembly. Available from: http://voteworld.berkeley.edu/
“French Fourth Republic Roll Call Data” (with Howard Rosenthal): Published on-line at: http://home.gwu.edu/~voeten/France.htm
“Uneven Globalization in the Oil Exporting States” APSA, IPES, Vanderbilt (2011).
“Does Participation in International Organizations Increase Cooperation?” (UCSD, Rice, Leiden University (2011)
“Measuring Judicial Influence” Berkeley (Law), University of Amsterdam (law), NYU (law), ISA (2010/2011)
“Precedent on International Courts” Cornell (Law), ISA (2010)
“Borrowing and non-Borrowing on International Courts.” Duke, Yale, Harvard, University of Kopenhagen, (2009/2010)
“Measuring Legal Systems” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, NYU Law School , November 9, 2007.
“Who is Running the International Criminal Justice System?” (presented at Global Governors Workshop, January 24-25, 2007 Washington DC)
“International Organizations and the Allocation of Legitimacy” at “Legitimacy in the Modern World”, University of California at San Diego, December 7-8, 2006
“The Impartiality of International Judges.” Presented at the first Empirical Legal Studies Conference, University of Texas, October 26-28 2006, University of Michigan (April 2007)
“Enlargement and the ‘normal’ European Parliament.” University of Twente, the Netherlands, June 16-17, 2006.
“Judicial Behavior on International Courts” VanderBilt University Law School September 15, 2005, Northwestern University, April 25, 2005, University of Chicago Pipes Seminar, April 21, 2005. University of Wisconsin, November 2005, William and Mary, February 2006.
“Why no United Nations Security Council Reform?” Conference “Assessing Multilateralism in the Security Domain,” European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece, June 3-5 2005.
“The Legitimacy of the United Nations Security Council.” University of Southern California workshop “Legitimacy and power in the post 9-11 world” April 27, 2005.
“Legislator Preferences, Ideal Points and the Spatial Model in the European Parliament” University of California, Berkeley, February 25, 2005. Conference on “Legislative behavior in the U.S., Europe and Beyond.”
“Public Opinion, the War in Iraq and Presidential Accountability” Dartmouth College, December 9, 2004, University of Maryland September 29, 2004
“Where Does the Legitimacy of the United Nations Security Council Come From?” The Columbia University International Politics Seminar, September 19, 2003. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University October 6, 2003.
“Mapping Ideology” Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Stanford University May 2002.
“Aid and the Political Economy of Development” Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford University (CISAC) Social Science Seminar, Stanford University. April 18, 2002
"What is Network Analysis and How Can it Help us Understand International Conflict and Cooperation?" Presented with Dan Nexon, Alex Montgomery Stanford University, Feb 7, 2002), CISAC Social Science Seminars.
“Measuring State Preferences” Workshop on Emerging Methodologies in the Quantitative Study of Conflict, SUNY Binghamton 2001.
“Political Competition in the European Parliament”, with Jacques Thomassen and Abdul Noury. Dimensions of Contestation Conference University of North Carolina, April 29-May 2, 2000.
Presentations at Annual Conferences
“The Politics of international Judicial Appointments” American political Science Association, August 2008.
“What Motivates International Judges?” American Political Science Association September 1 2007, MidWest Political Science Association.
“The Politics of International Judicial Appointments: Evidence from the European Court of Human Rights" American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, September 1 2006.
“The Cost of Shame” (with James Lebovic). International Studies Association, San Diego, March 2006.
“Public Opinion, the War in Iraq and the President” Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 2004 and PolMeth (Poster session) Stanford University, July 29 2004 (with Paul Brewer).
“Campaign Messages Sent and Campaign Messages Received: Attacks and Perceptions of Negativity in the 2000 Presidential Campaign” Presented at the April 2004 Midwest Political Science Conference, Chicago (with Lee Sigelman)
“The Politics of Shame: The Condemnation of Country Human Rights Practices in the UNHRC.” Presented at the April 2004 Midwest Political Science Conference, Chicago (with James Lebovic)
“Where Does the Legitimacy of the United Nations Security Council Come From?” Paper presented at the International Studies Association meetings, Portland, OR March 1 2003 and the Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 2003.
“Is the Lonely Superpower Getting Lonelier?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston MA September 1, 2002.
With Howard Rosenthal: “Old Wine in a New Bottle: MacRae's Assemble Nationale Reconsidered.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, August 30-September 2, 2001).
“Internal Change and the External Orientation of States.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (session 6-2), Washington D.C., August 31 – September 3, 2000 and the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 19-22, 2001.
“The Right to Self-Determination; The Politics of Norm Formation and Application in the United Nations General Assembly.” Academic Council of the United Nations Systems (ACUNS) Meeting Oslo, June 18, 2000.
“Outside Options and the Logic of Security Council Action” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association , Washington D.C., August 31 – September 3, 2000
“Clashes in the Assembly” 1998 ISA-NE Conference, Boston and 1999 MidWest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago.
Fellowships and Awards
2009 Georgetown University, summer grant
2007 Robert O. Keohane Award (given annually to the best research article published in the journal International Organization for the article: "The Politics of International Judicial Appointments: Evidence from the European Court of Human Rights."
Summer 2005 University Facilitating Fund, George Washington University
2005-2006 Policy Research Scholar, George Washington Institute for Public Policy
Summer 2003 University Facilitating Fund ($10,000), George Washington University
2001-2002 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.
2000-2001 Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University.
2000 Research Grant, Research Program in International Security at the Center for International Studies, Princeton University.
Summer 2000 Summer Stipend Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program
1997-2000 Princeton University Graduate Fellowship
Summer 1999 Mellon Foundation Summer Research Grant
Summer 1998 MacArthur Foundation Research Grant for joint research with Professor Howard Rosenthal on the analysis of roll call voting in the United Nations General Assembly.
MSFS 510: Core master’s level class in International Relations theory (Fall 2007).
MSFS 565: Global Governance (Spring 2008)
INAF 339: Krogh Seminar on Global Governance (Spring 2008).
PSC 341: PhD Seminar in international Relations Theory (Spring 2006).
PSC 101: Scope and Methods of Political Science: Spring 2003 (two sections), Spring 2006
PSC 242: The Politics and Practice of International Institutions: Fall 2002 (two sections), Fall 2003 (two sections), Fall 2004 (two sections), Fall 2005 (two sections), Fall 2006.
PSC 289.10: Advanced Analysis of International Institutions (for Ph. D students): Spring 2004, Spring 2006.
IAF 290.28: Quantitative Analysis for International Affairs Practitioners: Spring 2004
IAFF 201.25: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis: Spring 2004 (1 credit)
IAFF 202.22: Introduction to Regression Analysis: Spring 2004 (1 credit)
CSCI 297-15: Electronic Voting: Fall 2004 (co-taught with Jonathan Stanton, Rahul Simha, Kim Gross, and Poorvi Vora).
Professional and Public Service
Member editorial boards International Organization, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Review of International Organizations.
Member APSA Taskforce on U.S. Standing
2007 Annual MidWest Political Science Conference, program committee section 19 (International cooperation and organization).
United States Institute of Peace, review panel Dissertation fellowships (Spring 2006)
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, UN Reform Workshop, March 3, 2006.
Appearance on Odyssey, Chicago public radio “The Future of the UN Security Council” December 1, 2004 (with Paul Kennedy, available at: http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/audio_library/od_radec04.asp#01).
Participant workshops for International Commission on Global Public Goods on United Nations reform, Yale University, February 27th 2004 and 11-12 February 2005 (organized by former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo)
Member Advisory Board VoteWorld project, Institute for European Studies, Berkeley (http://voteworld.berkeley.edu/index.html)
Referee for: Acta Politica, The American Journal of Political Science, The American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Comparative Political Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Council on Foreign Relations, European Union Politics, Human Rights Review, Human Rights Quarterly, International Organization, International Politics, International Security, International Sociology, International Studies Quarterly, International Theory, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of International Relations and Development, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, National Science Foundation, Oxford University Press, Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, The Review of International Organizations, Social Science Quarterly, and World Politics.
French and Swedish (moderate reading ability)