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George A. LopezGeorge A. Lopez

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, Professor of Peace Studies, Emeritus
Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Syracuse University, 1975)
115 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America; global

Thematic interests: Economic sanctions; human rights; conflict resolution.

Current research: Multilateral economic sanctions; state terrorism and gross violations of human rights; and peace research and studies.

Selected publications:

  • “In Defense of Smart Sanctions,” Ethics & International Affairs 26, 1 (2012)

  • “Sanctions as Alternatives to War,” in Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers, eds., The Handbook on the Political Economy of War (Edward Elgar, 2011)

  • Editor and contributor, Putting Teeth in the Tiger: Improving the Effectiveness of Arms Embargoes, with Michael Brzoska (Emerald Press, 2009)

  • Coeditor, Uniting Against Terror, with David Cortright (MIT Press, 2007)

  • Articles in Chitty's Law Journal, Human Rights Quarterly, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The International Journal of Human Rights, the Journal of International Affairs, The Annals and The Journal of Peace Research

Government Service:

  • Senior Jennings Randolph Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (2009–10)

  • United Nations Panel of Experts for monitoring and implementing UN Sanctions on North Korea (October 2010–mid July 2011)

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