Ian Johnstone

Senior Visiting Fellow

Ian Johnstone is on part time leave from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where is he a Professor of International Law. Prior to joining the Fletcher School in 2000, he held various positions in the United Nations Secretariat, including five years in the Office of the Secretary-General. He also served in the Under-Secretary-General’s office in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and in the Office of the Legal Counsel. From 2005-2007 he was the Volume Editor and Lead Scholar of the first two volumes of the CIC’s Annual Review of Global Peace Operations. His other recent publications include United States Peace Operations Policy: A Double-Edged Sword? (Editor, 2009); Law-making through the operational activities of international organizations, 40 George Washington International Law Review (2009);  Legislation and adjudication in the UN Security Council: bringing down the deliberative deficit, American Journal of International Law (2008); The Secretary-General as norm entrepreneur,  in Secretary or General? The Role of the UN Secretary-General in World Politics (2007); The plea of necessity in international law: humanitarian intervention and counter-terrorism, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2005); and US-UN relations after Iraq: the end of the world (order) as we know it?, European Journal of International Law (2004). He is currently Co-Chair of the International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.  A citizen of Canada, Professor  Johnstone holds an LL.M degree from Columbia University and JD and BA degrees from the University of Toronto.

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