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Ryan Goodman

Ryan Goodman

Co-Editor-in-Chief (on leave of absence)

Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) is founding co-editor-in-chief of Just Security. He is on leave of absence due to his serving as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (September 2015-August 2016).

Ryan is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law, and he is also Professor of Politics and Professor of Sociology at NYU. He was the inaugural Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. He received a JD from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. from Yale University, and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the US Naval War College’s Board of Advisers for International Law Studies, and a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.

Areas of ExpertiseInternational Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force, Human Rights Law.


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Ryan Goodman on Just Security