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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri

BA (Wesleyan), MSc (Econ), PhD (Columbia)

Overview

Leslie Vinjamuri
Department of Politics and International Studies

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice

Co-Director

Name:
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4758
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
213
Office Hours:
Wednesday 11-1pm
On Sabbatical:
Term 2, 2013/14

Biography

Leslie Vinjamuri is Co-director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and an Associate Professor in International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She founded and Co-Chairs the London Transitional Justice Network.  Her current research projects include the politics and impact of international criminal justice and accountability, competition and change in the international humanitarian market, and the role of transitional justice in democratic transitions, religion and human rights, and UN Security Council Diplomacy.  Together with Stephen Hopgood and Jack Snyder, she is currently editing a volume on Human Rights Futures.  Leslie is also an Associate Fellow on the U.S. Program at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London and a contributor to the project on international justice and ongoing conflict chaired by the European Council on Foreign Relations.  She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Transitional Justice and is a member of the Advisory Group of the Institute for Integrated Transitions.  Leslie is the author of several articles and a contributor to many edited volumes on the international politics of conflict, norms, and rights related topics.  Her publications have appeared in journals such as International Security, International Theory, Ethics and International Affairs, Survival, the International Journal of Transitional Justice and the Annual Review of Political Science. Prior to joining SOAS, Leslie was on the faculty of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and worked at the United States Agency for International Development, and Congressional Research Service. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics, and at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. She has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Leslie Vinjamuri on the ICC and Conflict Zones: Peace v. Justice: The ICC and its Alternatives:  http://www.opencanada.org/features/leslie-vinjamuri/

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
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, “African led mediation and negotiation processes to end violent conflict in Africa”
  • 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.

Research

  • Politics and impact of international criminal justice and accountability
  • The politics of transitional justice in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Human rights advocacy and religion in transitional states
  • Secular and faith-based Humanitarian NGOs
  • International Organisation (especially UN Security Council Diplomacy)

Publications

Book Chapters

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.

Articles

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.

Book Reviews

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.

Audios

Vinjamuri, Leslie (2009) Radio Interview with Dr Vinjamuri: Judging the International Criminal Court: Bringing War Criminals to Justice, April 2009. America Abroad Media. [Audio]

Other

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.

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