Leslie Vinjamuri is an associate fellow with the US and the Americas Programme and on the Council (a 'trustee') of Chatham House. She is director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice and associate professor of International Relations at SOAS, University of London. She writes and speaks on transatlantic relations, the US role in the world, and international responses to violent conflict, mass atrocities, humanitarian crises and political transitions.
Previously, Leslie was on the faculty of the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and held residential fellowships at Harvard University and the LSE. She worked in the Asia Bureau of USAID and the Foreign Affairs Division at Congressional Research Service.
Leslie is on the editorial board of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations at Cambridge University Press and the board of directors of the Institute for Integrated Transitions. She earned an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a PhD in political science from Columbia University in the City of New York.
- Transatlantic relations
- US & European responses to violent conflict, mass atrocities, humanitarian crises and political transition
- The politics of the International Criminal Court
|2016-||Director, Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice, SOAS, University of London|
|2011-2016||Co-Director, Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice, SOAS, University of London|
|2007 -||Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London|
|2002-06||Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University|
|2000-01||Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics|
|1999-2000||Fellow, John M. Olin Institute, Harvard University|
|1992-94||Research Associate, United States Agency for International Development|
|1992||Foreign Affairs Associate, Congressional Research Service|
- The International Criminal Court and the Paradox of Authority Law and Contemporary Problems, 79 (1), 2016
- The International Criminal Court and the Politics of Peace and Justice The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court, 2015
- Lessons From Africa’s Efforts at Transitional Justice The New York Times, January 2014
- Peace may Require Forgoing Justice, Room for Debate, The New York Times, March 2013
- Peace versus Justice and its Alternatives: The ICC and Conflict Zones, Canadian International Council, 2012
- Deterrence, Democracy, and the Pursuit of International Justice During Conflict, Ethics and International Affairs, 24 (2), 2010
- A Midwife for Peace, with Jack Snyder, International Herald Tribune, September 2006
- Trials and Errors: Principles and Pragmatism in Strategies of International Justice, with Jack Snyder, International Security, 2003/04
- Order and Justice in Postwar Iraq, Survival, 2003