Assistant Professor, School of Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Victor Peskin joined the School of Global Studies as an assistant professor in Spring 2006. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and human rights. His research seeks to understand the conflicts between international legal institutions and nation-states that have ensued with the expansion of international humanitarian and human rights law. He is particularly interested in the political and philosophical battles between international war crimes tribunals and states implicated in war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The outcome of these tribunal-state conflicts will determine the viability of the emerging system of international criminal courts to prosecute individual suspects charged with human rights violations.