George A. Lopez is a founding faculty of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame where he holds the Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Chair in Peace Studies. 

His research interests focus primarily on the problems of state violence and coercion, especially economic sanctions, and gross violations of human rights. He also has an interest in ethical issues related to these questions.

Working with David Cortright since 1992, he has written more than 25 book chapters, as well as five books, on economic sanctions, including The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2000.  Towards Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft, co-edited with Cortright and Sanctions and the Search for Security, co-authored with Cortright both appeared in the spring of 2002. Their co-edited Uniting Against Terror (MIT, 2007) details their more recent work in sanctions applications.

Last Updated: July 2, 2017