Professor Ryan Goodman

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Biographical Statement

Ryan Goodman is the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. Professor Goodman received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. He clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has worked at the U.S. Department of State, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and nongovernmental organizations in India, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States. His publications have appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the European Journal of International Law, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. His publications also include International Human Rights in Context (Oxford University Press, 3d ed., 2007) (with Henry Steiner & Philip Alston), Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2008) (with Derek Jinks), International Humanitarian Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2009) (with Derek Jinks & Michael Schmitt), and Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) (with Derek Jinks & Andrew K. Woods). He is a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. His research interests include public international law, international human rights law, and international relations.

Publications

Interrogations, Forced Feedings, and the Role of Health Professionals: New Perspectives on International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Ethics (Harvard University Press 2009) (with Mindy Jane Roseman) [Introduction] [website]

The Detention of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 103 American Journal of International Law 48-74 (2009).

Rationales for Detention: Security Threats and Intelligence Value, in 85 International Law Studies (Naval War College, forthcoming 2009).

Acculturation and International Human Rights Law: Toward a More Complete Theoretical Model, 20 European Journal of International Law __ (forthcoming 2009) (with Derek Jinks).

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights(Oxford University Press, forthcoming) (with Derek Jinks and Andrew K. Woods).

Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) (with Derek Jinks).

International Humanitarian Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2009) (with Derek Jinks & Michael Schmitt).

International Human Rights in Context 3d ed. (Oxford University Press, 2007) (with Henry Steiner & Philip Alston).

Incomplete Internalization and Compliance with Human Rights Law, 19 European Journal of International Law 725 (2008) (with Derek Jinks).

Humanitarian Intervention and Pretexts for War, 100 American Journal of International Law 107 (2006).

International Law and State Socialization Conceptual, Empirical, and Normative Challenges, 54 Duke Law Journal 983 (2005) (with Derek Jinks) (colloquy with José E. Alvarez and Harold Hongju Koh on Ryan Goodman & Derek Jinks, How to Influence States: Socialization and International Human Rights Law, 54 Duke Law Journal 621 (2004)).

International Law, U.S. War Powers, and the Global War on Terror, 118 Harvard Law Review 2653 (2005) (with Derek Jinks).

International Institutions and the Mechanisms of War, 99 American Journal of International Law 507 (2005).

How to Influence States: Socialization and International Human Rights Law, 54 Duke Law Journal 621 (2004) (with Derek Jinks).

The Difference Law Makes: Research Design, Institutional Design, and Human Rights, 98 American Society of International Law Proceedings 198 (2004).

U.S. Civil Litigation and International Terrorism, in Civil Litigation Against Terrorism (2004) (with Jack Goldsmith).

Toward an Institutional Theory of Sovereignty, 55 Stanford Law Review 1749 (2003) (with Derek Jinks).

Measuring the Effects of Human Rights Treaties, 13 European Journal of International Law 171 (Oxford University Press, 2003) (with Derek Jinks).

Human Rights Treaties, Invalid Reservations, and State Consent, 96 American Journal of International Law 531 (2002).

Beyond the Enforcement Principle: Sodomy Laws, Social Norms, and Social Panoptics, 89 California Law Review 643 (2001).

Norms and National Security: The WTO as a Catalyst for Inquiry, 2 Chicago Journal of International Law 101 (2001).

Filartiga’s Firm Footing: International Human Rights and Federal Common Law, 66 Fordham Law Review 463 (1997) (with Derek Jinks).

Gender Blindness and the Hunter Doctrine, 105 Yale Law Journal 261 (1997).

The Incorporation of International Human Rights Standards into Sexual Orientation Asylum Claims, 105 Yale Law Journal 255 (1995).