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Lee Feinstein

Founding Dean and Professor, School of Global and International Studies
GA 4081, (812) 856-7960

Educational Background

  • J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
  • M.A. at City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, 1995
  • A.B. at Vassar College, 1981

Region(S) of Interest

  • European Union and NATO
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Regions of Conflict

Research Topics

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security
  • Global Governance
  • International Law and National Security Law
  • Arms Control and Non-proliferation
  • Prevention of Mass Atrocities and the Responsibility to Protect

Research Summary

Lee Feinstein’s current research project, “Allied Cooperation in Atrocity Situations,” under the auspices of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, evaluates steps that like-minded states can take to deepen their cooperation to prevent and stop mass killings. The project is co-sponsored with the Stanley Foundation, and involves study in five countries and the United Nations. An international advisory group composed of scholars and practitioners from the United States, Europe, and Canada supports the project.

Representative Publications

  • “Arresting Atrocity:  Obama’s Agenda to Prevent Genocide,” with Tod Lindberg, Foreign Affairs, September, 11, 2015.
  • Means to an End: U.S. Interest and the International Criminal Court (Washington, DC:  Brookings Institution Press, 2009, 2011) with Tod Lindberg.
  • Beyond Words:  U.S. Policy and the Responsibility to Protect,” in Gareth Evans, ed., The Responsibility to Protect:  the Global Moral Compact for the 21st Century (Palgrave, 2009).
  • What Is Needed to Prevent Mass Atrocities (Council on Foreign Relations: Special Report No. 22, 2007). 
  • UN-Divided, National Interest, Winter 2005/2006.
  • A Duty to Prevent, Foreign Affairs January/February 2004, with Anne-Marie Slaughter.
  • Enhancing U.S. Leadership at the United Nations:  Report of the Independent Task Force on the United Nations (Council on Foreign Relations and Freedom House, 2003).  Co-staff director with Adrian Karatnycky.

External Links

School of Global and International Studies