Steven J. Barela

Steven J. Barela

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Steven J. Barela (@StevenJBarela) is a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Geneva in the Global Studies Institute and a member of the Faculty of Law. After initiating his university education in the U.S., he studied in Madrid, Valladolid, Paris, and México D.F. He is trilingual and in addition to his Ph.D. in Law from the University of Geneva, he holds three master’s degrees: M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies and International Studies, along with an LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

On top of teaching at the University of Geneva, he has taught at the Korbel School of Denver University, and lectured forl’Université Laval (Québec)Science Po Bordeaux, UCLA, and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He published a monograph on counterterrorism with Routledge in 2014, an edited volume on armed drones with Ashgate in 2015 and is currently co-editor of a forthcoming book on interrogation and torture for Oxford University Press in 2019.

For an overview and excerpts of these books, please visit his website: Legitimacy as a Target.