IMG_9581I am interested in a range of issues at the intersection of international relations and political philosophy, such as the responsibility to protect (R2P), just war theory, human rights, environmental political theory, and global justice. I am an assistant professor at Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs. I previously taught in Leiden University’s MAIR program. In 2011, I received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I was given the Thomas Jefferson Award. Articles of mine appear in Critical Review of International Social and Political PhilosophyEthical Theory and Moral PracticeEthics & International AffairsGlobal Constitutionalism, Global Responsibility to ProtectGlobal Society, and International Theory. My work has received support from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), George Washington University, and elsewhere.  I am additionally affiliated with the European Center for the Responsibility to Protect, the Global Governance Institute, and the Canadian Center for the Responsibility to Protect.  I previously worked as a senior researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice and as a research associate at One Earth Future Foundation. I have enjoyed teaching a range of courses on security, human rights, just war theory, political theory, international relations, and environmental politics.


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