Jean-Marc Coicaud Joins IGA as Distinguished Fellow
New Brunswick, NJ – The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) is pleased to announce that Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs, will join the IGA as a Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Coicaud is also Professor of Law and Global Affairs at Rutgers University.
“We are honored that Jean-Marc Coicaud is joining the IGA family,” said Edmund Janniger, President and Chairman of the IGA. “Dr. Coicaud is one of the most recognized scholars in the field of international affairs. He will help us achieve new levels of excellence in policy leadership.”
Dr. Coicaud joined the faculty of Rutgers University in 2011. He is Professor of Law and Global Affairs, and Director of the Division of Global Affairs. He is also a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Prior to joining Rutgers, from 2003 to 2011, he served as the Director of the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Dr. Coicaud held senior leadership positions at the UN Department of Political Affairs, UNU in Tokyo, European Parliament, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. He began his UN career in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General as a speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Dr. Coicaud has published 14 books and more than 70 chapters and articles in the fields of comparative politics, political and legal theory, international relations, and international law. His books are available in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. Dr. Coicaud serves on the advisory board of Global Policy Journal and is a member of the Carnegie Council Advisory Board of Global Policy Innovations.
Dr. Coicaud has lectured extensively throughout the world, including Chile (Naval War Academy), China (Beijing University, Institute of International Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University), France (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, École Polytechnique, Institut d’Études Politiques), Hungary (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Italy (European University Institute), Japan (Chuo University, Keio University, Waseda University), Taiwan (National Taiwan Normal University), the United Kingdom (Cambridge University, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Oxford University), and the United States (Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, Rand Corporation, University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California, Columbia University, U.S. War College). Joining a list of distinguished speakers, Dr. Coicaud delivered the keynote lecture for the 2014 Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Non-Violent Human Rights Advocacy Annual International Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Non-Violence, and Peace at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Coicaud’s lecture was entitled Beyond the Culture of Fear and Insecurity: International Dialogue and Peace in the 21st Century.
Dr. Coicaud holds a Ph.D. in Political Science-Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Doctorat d’État in Political Theory from the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris. A fellow at Harvard University from 1986 to 1992, Dr. Coicaud also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy, literature and linguistics.
About the Institute of Global Affairs
The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) is a membership organization and think tank based in the New York metropolitan area. A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation, the IGA is home to several centers and initiatives. Its mission is to improve understanding of the world by fostering dialogue on global affairs. The IGA also seeks to develop the next generation of decision-makers able to address pressing challenges.
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