Ryan Goodman

Faculty Director and Co-Chair, CHRGJ

Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law (Faculty Profile)

Ryan Goodman is Professor of Law and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Prior to moving to NYU, Goodman was the inaugural Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. After law school, he clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He serves on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and on the Board of Editors of International Theory. He is a member of the United States Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His articles include “The Detention of Civilians in Armed Conflict,” (American Journal of International Law, 2009), “Humanitarian Intervention and Pretexts for War” (American Journal of International Law, 2006) and “How to Influence States: Socialization and International Human Rights Law (Duke Law Journal, 2004) (with Derek Jinks). He has also co-authored several books, including International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals (Oxford University Press 3rd ed., 2007) (with Philip Alston and Henry Steiner), Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law (Oxford University Press) (with Derek Jinks), and International Humanitarian Law (Oxford University Press) (with Derek Jinks and Michael Schmitt).