Leslie Vinjamuri is an associate fellow with the US and the Americas Programme, serves on the council of Chatham House, and is an adjunct faculty member with the institute's Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.
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, on the board of directors of the Institute for Integrated Transitions, and on the advisory board of LSE IDEAS.
She earned an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a PhD in political science from Columbia University.
Areas of expertise
- Transatlantic relations
- US & European responses to violent conflict, mass atrocities, humanitarian crises and political transition
- US and the World, especially national security policy
- International Order
|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|
- Trump's Rhetoric Is Eroding America's Moral Authority 28 April 2017
- Botched Yemen Raid Shows Risks of Trump's Approach 09 February 2017
- Can Donald Trump Really Lead the Free World? 10 November 2016
- Senate Report on Torture Seems Unlikely to Lead to Greater Accountability 19 December 2014
- A Great Day at the White House? BBC Radio 4, The Briefing Room August 2017
- Lessons From Africa’s Efforts at Transitional Justice New York Times January 2014
- The Forum at Space for Thought Festival BBC World Service March 2015
- Global View of the US Presidential Campaign CNN March 2017
- The Economist asks: How did Donald Trump win the presidency? The Economist Radio November 2016
- Newsweek's Foreign Service: The Trump Presidency Newsweek September 2016
- Trump's rhetoric is eroding America's moral authority CNN May 2017
- Health care defeat confirmed it: Trump has lost round one CNN July 2017
- The Scaramucci Effect: What White House Havoc Means for the World The Guardian August 2017
- Human Rights Futures co-editor, Cambridge University Press, 2017
- The International Criminal Court and the Politics of Peace and Justice The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court, 2015
- Will the 21st Century be Asian? LSE IDEAS and South East Asia Centre, November 2015
- Peace versus Justice and its Alternatives: The ICC and Conflict Zones Canadian International Council, 2012
- Trials and Errors: Principles and Pragmatism in Strategies of International Justice with Jack Snyder, International Security, 2003/04
- Order and Justice in Iraq Survival, 2003