Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore

Simon Chesterman is global professor and director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme and vice dean and professor of law at the National University of Singapore.

Before joining NYU, he was senior associate at the International Peace Academy and director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group.

Chesterman's books include You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building (2004) and Just War or Just Peace? Humanitarian Intervention and International Law (2001).

He contributes regularly to international law and political science journals, as well as mass media publications such as the International Herald Tribune.

Featured Work

APR 5, 2011 Podcast

One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty

The boundaries between public and private are crumbling fast, often with the active or passive consent of those whose privacy is breached. What limits, if ...

Secretary or General?:  The UN Secretary-General in World Politics

FEB 12, 2007 Podcast

Secretary or General?: The UN Secretary-General in World Politics

Known as the most impossible job on earth, the tensions between the roles of being Secretary or General have confronted every UN Secretary-General. What will ...