Ryan Goodman

Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard
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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.