Debate Bio: Ian Johnstone

Ian Johnstone,
Assistant Professor of International Law
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

BA and JD, University of Toronto; LLM, Columbia University

Seven years professional experience at the United Nations, including five as an aide in the Office of the Secretary-General, one in the Dept. of Peace-keeping Operations, and one in the Office of Legal Affairs; Senior Research Associate, International Peace Academy; Warren Weaver Fellow in International Security, Rockefeller Foundation; Associate in Law, Columbia University; Judicial Clerk, Ontario Court of Appeal; Member of the Board of Directors, Academic Council of the United Nations System; American Society of International Law; Law Society of Upper Canada.

"Security Council decision-making: the power of persuasion based on law," (forthcoming in Conflicting sources of international legitimacy, Hilary Charlesworth and Jean Marc Coicaud eds, 2002); Keeping the Peace: Multidimensional UN Operations in Cambodia and El Salvador (co-editor)(1997); Rights and Reconciliation: UN Strategies in El Salvador (1995); Aftermath of the Gulf War: An Assessment of UN Action (1994); Articles and book chapters include: "The Humanitarian Security Dilemma in International Peacekeeping," (co-author) Aspects of Peacekeeping (2001); "UN peacebuilding: consent, coercion and the crisis of state failure," From Territorial Sovereignty to Human Security (2000); "The UNšs Role in Transitions from War to Peace:Sovereignty, Consent and the Evolving Normative Climate" Norwegian Institute forDefense Studies Info Paper (1999); "Treaty Interpretation: The Authority ofInterpretive Communities," Michigan Journal of International Law (Vol. 12, p.371) (1991).

United Nations; peace operations; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; international law and international relations theory.

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