Jean-Marc Coicaud is a professor of law and global affairs, and director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. He also serves on the advisory board of Global Policy Journal and is a member of the Carnegie Council Advisory Board of Global Policy Innovations.

Coicaud was previously head of the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations in New York. He was also senior academic officer in the Peace and Governance Programme at UNU in Tokyo from 1996 to 2003. Before joining UNU, he served in the executive office of the United Nations Secretary-General as a speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1992–1996).

A former fellow at Harvard University (Center for International Affairs, Department of Philosophy and Harvard Law School from 1986 to 1992), Coicaud's appointments include cultural attaché with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, legislative aide with the European Parliament (Financial Committee), associate professor at the University of Paris, and visiting professor at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He has also taught at the New School for Social Research. He has been a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, and a global research Fellow at New York University School of Law.

Coicaud has published 14 books (single-authored, co-authored, and co-edited) and more than 60 chapters and articles. His books include L’introuvable démocratie autoritaire (The Thin Authoritarian Democracy), Politics and Legitimacy: A Contribution to the Study of Political Right and Political Responsibility, and Beyond the National Interest.

Last Updated: July 9, 2017