Just Security/Global Humanitarian Values and U.S. National Security

This project aims to bring global humanitarian perspectives to bear on U.S. national security discourse. U.S. officials, mainstream news reporters, and other thought leaders who work on U.S. national security policy lack analysis from local experts around the world and analysis of legal developments from the international human rights system. Through the online publication Just Security, based at New York University School of Law, this project focuses on developments in these global spaces. The study of these issues includes firsthand local experts’ accounts of the consequence of U.S. policies (e.g., in Central Africa, Myanmar, Somalia, Syria), developments in international criminal proceedings that shape global norms on accountability, and United Nations efforts that address the intersection of rights and security.

Principal Investigator: Ryan Goodman (NYU)