Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
BA (Wesleyan), MSc (London School of Economics), MPhil, PhD (Columbia University)
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
- Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
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- SOAS, University of London
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Dr Leslie Vinjamuri is Co-Director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. Leslie also Chairs the International Relations Speaker Series at SOAS. Her research areas include transatlantic relations, US foreign policy, international intervention and peace negotiations and UN Security Council Diplomacy. She is currently writing a book about international responses to mass atrocities and political transitions, and also co-editing a volume on the politics and prospects for international human rights (together with Jack Snyder and Stephen Hopgood). Leslie is also a participant in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War. Her publications have appeared in journals such as International Security, the Annual Review of Political Science, International Theory, Ethics and International Affairs, the International Journal of Transitional Justice and Survival as well as numerous edited volumes. Leslie is on the Editorial Boards of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations, a book series for Cambridge University Press, and the International Journal of Transitional Justice.
Leslie is on the Council of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs where she is also an Associate Fellow on the US Programme. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Leslie is also on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Integrated Transitions, and a Trustee of the Gilbert Murray Trust.
Prior to joining SOAS, Leslie was a member of the academic faculty of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for several years. She has also taught on graduate programs in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Columbia University. Leslie has held Visiting Residential Fellowships at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics, and at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. Leslie has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Previously, she worked in the Asia Bureau at USAID and in the Foreign Affairs Division at Congressional Research Service.
PhD Students supervised
- Julie Broome, The impact of international and domestic prosecutions in post-conflict or post-authoritarian countries on the establishment of the rule of law
- Kathryn Nash, The evolution of norms at the regional level in Africa: from state security to human security
- Noga Glucksam, Justice and Social Peacebuilding: How Transitional Justice Affects Normative Changes in Post-Civil War Societies
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Chair of the International Relations Speaker Series at SOAS.
- Politics and Law of International and Transitional Justice
- International Intervention
- US Foreign Policy
- Religion and Politics
- International Organisation (especially UN Security Council Diplomacy)
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2015) 'The International Criminal Court and the Politics of Peace and Justice.' In: Stahn, Carsten, (ed.), The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court. Oxford University Press.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Boesenecker, Aaron P. (2014) 'Charting the Path of Justice in Peacebuilding.' In: Llewellyn, Jennifer and Philpott, Daniel, (eds.), Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding. Oxford University Press.
Hopgood, Stephen and Vinjamuri, Leslie (2012) 'Faith in Markets.' In: Barnett, Michael and Stein, Janice, (eds.), Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism. Oxford University Press.
Snyder, Jack L. and Vinjamuri, Leslie (2008) 'Preconditions of international normative change: implications for order and violence.' In: Kalyvas, Stathis N. and Shapiro, Ian and Masoud, Tarek, (eds.), Order, conflict, and violence. Cambridge University Press.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Boesenecker, Aaron (2008) 'Religious Actors in Transitional Justice.' In: Banchoff, Thomas, (ed.), The New Religious Pluralism. Oxford University Press.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, Jack (2008) 'Unipolar empire and principled multilateralism as strategies for international change.' In: Bourantonis, Dimitris and Ifantis, Kostas and Tsakonas, Panayotis, (eds.), Multilateralism and Security Institutions in an Era of Globalization. London: Routledge Press.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2016) 'The Politics of Authority and the International Criminal Court.' Law and Contemporary Problems, 79 (1). (Forthcoming)
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, Jack (2015) 'Law and Politics in Transitional Justice.' Annual Review of Political Science, 18 .
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2014) 'Senate Report on Torture Seems Unlikely to Lead to Greater Accountability.' Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Expert Comment .
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2013) 'Justice, peace and deterrence in the former Yugoslavia.' European Council on Foreign Relations .
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, Jack (2012) 'Principled pragmatism and the logic of consequences.' International Theory, 4 (3). pp. 434-448.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2012) '"Review Symposium of Kathryn Sikkink's The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics".' Journal of Human Rights, 11 (2).
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Boesenecker, Aaron (2011) 'Lost in Translation? Civil Society and the Negotiation of International Norms.' International Journal of Transitional Justice (Special Issue on Civil Society) .
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2011) 'A Review of International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans.' Journal of Human Rights, 10 (3). pp. 427-431.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2010) 'Deterrence, Democracy, and the Pursuit of International Justice During Conflict.' Ethics and International Affairs, 24 (2). pp. 191-211.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, J. (2004) 'Advocacy and Scholarship in the Study of Transitional Justice and International War Crimes Tribunals.' Annual Review of Political Science, 7 (1). pp. 345-362.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2003) 'Order and Justice in Iraq.' Survival, 45 (4). pp. 135-52.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, Jack (2003) 'Trials and Errors: Principles and Pragmatism in Strategies of International Justice.' International Security, 28 (3). pp. 5-44.
Sieff, Michelle and Vinjamuri, Leslie (2002) 'Prosecuting War Criminals: An Argument for Decentralization.' Conflict, Security and Development, 2 (2). pp. 103-113.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Sieff, Michelle (1999) 'Reconciling Order and Justice? New Institutional Solutions in Post-Conflict States.' Journal of International Affairs, Special Edition on International Institutions and Justice, 52 (2). pp. 757-782.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2013) 'Recasting an agenda for peace.' The Immanent Frame, Social Science Research Council .
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2012) 'Review of 'Humanity's Law' by Ruti G. Teitel.' International Affairs, 88 (3). pp. 628-629.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2000) 'Review of Howard Ball, 'Prosecuting War Crimes and Genocide: The Twentieth Century Experience' (University Press of Kansas, 1999).' Political Science Quarterly, 115 (2). pp. 303-305.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2009) Radio Interview with Dr Vinjamuri: Judging the International Criminal Court: Bringing War Criminals to Justice, April 2009. America Abroad Media. [Audio]
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, Jack (2015) 'To prevent atrocities, count on politics first, law later.' openGlobal Rights (Online):
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2015) 'Palestine’s Accession to the ICC May Strengthen Peace-first not Rights-based Approach.' Justice in Conflict Blog.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2014) 'The North Korean paper trail.' Points of Order .
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2014) 'Syria and the International Criminal Court.' Political Violence @ a Glance .
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2014) 'Lessons from Africa's Efforts.' New York Times .
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Ron, James (2013) 'Time for a new kind of debate on Global Rights.' Open Democracy: openGlobalRights.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2013) '"Peace may require forgoing justice", Room for Debate discussion on 'Can we afford to forgive Atrocities'.' New York Times .
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2013) 'Is the International Criminal Court follow the flag in Mali?' Political Violence @ a Glance.
Vinjamuri, Leslie (2012) 'Peace versus Justice and its Alternatives: The ICC and Conflict Zones.' Canadian International Council.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Boesenecker, Aaron (2011) 'Religious Actors and Transitional Justice.' In: Global civil society yearbook 2010: global justice and civil society. Sage.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, Jack (2011) 'ICC Sheriff too quick on the Draw.' Duck of Minerva Blog .
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Boesenecker, Aaron (2007) 'Peace Agreements and Accountability: mapping trends from 1980 to 2006.' Geneva, Switzerland: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
Vinjamuri, Leslie and Snyder, Jack (2006) 'A midwife for peace.' The International Herald Tribune 27 Sep 2006.
Vinjamuri, Leslie 'War and Justice and accountability since 1945 [Database].' CISD-SOAS.