George Andreopoulos

George Andreopoulos

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PhD    Cambridge University
JD       University of Athens
LLB     Cambridge University
BA       University of Chicago


George Andreopoulos is Professor of Political Science and a member of the doctoral faculty of the Political Science and Criminal Justice programs at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. He is also the Founding Director of the  Center for International Human Rights. Professor Andreopoulos studied history, law, and international relations at the Universities of Chicago and Cambridge. Before coming to CUNY, he taught for several years at Yale University, where he was the founding Associate Director of the Orville Schell Center for International Human Rights. Professor Andreopoulos has written extensively on international security, international human rights, and international humanitarian law issues. His publications include Non-State Actors in the Human Rights Universe (with Zehra Arat and Peter Juviler, Kumarian Press); Concepts and Strategies in International Human Rights (ed.) (Peter Lang); The Laws of War: Constraints on Warfare in the Western World (with Sir Michael Howard and Mark Shulman, Yale University Press); and Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century (with Richard Pierre Claude, University of Pennsylvania Press). The Human Rights Education book was issued in Japanese (Akashi Shoten Co., Ltd.) and Chinese translations, will soon appear in a Portuguese translation (Editoria da Universidad de Sao Paulo), and was nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in Education. Professor Andreopoulos is currently completing a book on Humanitarian Intervention for Yale University Press and serves on the Editorial Board of Human Rights Review. Over the years, he has participated in several human rights missions, most recently in Sierra Leone to study and prepare recommendations on accountability mechanisms in that country. During 2003-2004, Professor Andreopoulos served as President of the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association, and for 2004-2007, as Chair of the Section's Book Award Committee. He recently received a significant grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for a project entitled "Policing Across Borders: the Role of Law Enforcement in Global Governance."  Professor Andreopoulos’ latest book (with Rosemary Barberet and James Levine) is International Criminal Justice: Critical Perspectives and New Challenges (Springer, 2011). 
In addition he is the Editor of the recently launched Springer Series on International Justice and Human Rights. The International Justice and Human Rights series proposes to document the shift from national security to human security in international  relations in rigorous detail, focusing on the processes associated with the pursuit of justice in international society, the key actors and institutions involved, and the normative, as well as policy, considerations that shape their actions.

In addition Professor Andreopoulos has an upcoming edited volume, Policing Across Borders: Law Enforcement Networks and the Challenges of Crime Control (Springer 2013) which grew out of a four-year research project carried out in collaboration with the Hellenic Center for Security Studies (KEMEA); as well as an upcoming special issue of the journal Criminal Justice Ethics on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) and the Quest for Accountability in which he is the guest co-editor and a contributor.  



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