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Ryan Goodman

Ryan Goodman


Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) is co-editor-in-chief of Just Security. He is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law, and he is also Professor of Politics and Professor of Sociology at NYU. He was the inaugural Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. He received a JD from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. from Yale University, and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the 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.

Areas of ExpertiseInternational Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force

Selected Media Appearances
Legal Questions Raised About U.S. Military Operation in Syria – NPR (Morning Edition)
Raids In Somalia, Libya Spur Legal Questions – NPR (All Things Considered)

Helping Sri Lanka’s New Democracy – N.Y. Times
Five principles that should govern any U.S. authorization of force – Washington Post
No more foreign wars? Yet America is fighting in Yemen’s civil war – The Guardian
The US Knows Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers at Guantánamo is Illegal: The Obama administration accepts the law of war applies to detainees – and that prohibits force-feeding  The Guardian
What Obama’s New Killing Rules Don’t Tell You – Esquire
The Drone Question Obama Hasn’t Answered N.Y. Times
Why Drones Are Just a Sideshow – Esquire
The Lesser Evil: What the Obama administration isn’t telling you about drones: The standard rule is capture, not kill – Slate

Media Inquiries: Contact
John Reed, Managing Editor
Cell: (650) 387-4640

Ryan Goodman on Just Security