Ian Hurd

Northwestern University; Member of Ethics & International Affairs Editorial Board

Ian Hurd is associate professor of political science at Northwestern University. In 2010–2011 he was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Hurd is the author of many works on international organizations, international relations, and international law, including the books After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the United Nations Security Council (2007) and International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice (2011). His articles have appeared in International Organization, Foreign Affairs, Global Governance, and other journals.

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SEP 5, 2013 Article

On Law, Policy, and (Not) Bombing Syria

The question of whether the U.S. should use its military against Assad is separate from the questions of legal interpretation. The legal question does ...

Scales of Justice, Old Bailey, London. Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billogs/" target=_blank>Billogs</a>.

NOV 28, 2011 Podcast

Ian Hurd on International Law and Security

"I would disagree with those who suggest international law doesn't really matter. If we look at what states do, they work very hard to marshal ...