Ryan Goodman
CHRGJ Faculty Director & Co-Chair
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law
Vanderbilt Hall 314N
Biography

Ryan Goodman is co-chair and faculty director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and founding co-editor-in-chief of Just Security. He is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law and a Professor of Politics and Professor of Sociology at NYU.

Prior to moving to NYU, Ryan was the inaugural Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Program Director at Harvard Law School. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received a PhD in Sociology from Yale University. After law school, he clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ryan 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 US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the US Naval War College’s Board of Advisers for International Law Studies, and a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.

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), and Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law (Oxford University Press, 2013) (with Derek Jinks).

Areas of Expertise

National Security, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights
Human Rights Methodology and Institutions
Featured Publications
Commentary
November 17, 2017
Turkey on Valentine’s Day: Did Trump Obstruct Investigation of Flynn as a Foreign Agent?
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Articles and Chapters
October 1, 2016
The Obama Administration and Targeting “War-Sustaining” Objects in Non-International Armed Conflict
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Articles and Chapters
January 1, 2015
Authorization versus Regulation of Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict
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In the News
Press Coverage
February 15, 2018
What the Nunes Memo Means for the Russia Investigation
Vice News
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Press Coverage
December 13, 2017
Does US Need Special Counsel to Probe Special Counsel Mueller?
Christian Science Monitor
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Press Coverage
December 2, 2017
Ex-Trump Aide Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying about Russia Links
France 24
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