Thematic Interests

Economic sanctions; human rights; conflict resolution

Current Research

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

Book Chapters

Journal Articles



Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, International Studies Association, Peace Studies Section, presented at ISA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (February 2017)
  • MacArthur Foundation, 100&Change Competition judge (May–November, 2016)
Policy & Public Experience
  • “Public Consultation on the United Kingdom’s Future Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions,” expert testimony. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Her Majesty’s Treasury Department for International Trade (June 13, 2017)
  • Standing Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, video testimony. Government of Canada, BILL S-219 An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations (March 1, 2017)
  • Sanctions and Illicit Networks Group, member of Board of Experts (June 2016–present)
  • Not On Our Watch,” The Enough Project and The Sentry, senior advisor, Washington, DC (November 2016–present)
  • Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development expert witness (video appearance)
  • "Special Economic Measures Act and the Freezing of Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act." Written and oral testimony: “Assessing Sanctions Impact on Mass Atrocities and Human Rights Abuses” (October 31, 2016) 
  • “Approaches, Challenges and Strategies in Peace Studies and Peacebuilding After War,” keynote, 5th Anniversary Conference of the Master’s Program in Peace and Social Work, University of Cartagena, Colombia (September 8, 2016) 
  • United Nations University (Tokyo) research project, “The Sanctions Enterprise: Assessing a Quarter-Century of UN Action for Peace, Security and Human Rights,” codirector (August 2015–October 2017) 
  • Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, United States Institute of Peace, vice-president and director (2013–2015)
  • United Nations Panel of Experts for monitoring and implementing UN Sanctions on North Korea (October 2010–mid July 2011)
  • United States Institute of Peace, Senior Jennings Randolph Fellow (2009–10)