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Jeffrey Bachman

Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs Program
  • Society for Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs Advisor
Jeff Bachman is a Professorial Lecturer in Human Rights and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs MA Program. His teaching and research interests focus primarily on U.S. foreign policy and human rights. He is also interested in the role news media plays in constructing human rights narratives. He is especially interested in the misuse of international law as a political tool through its selective application and enforcement. His manuscript, Again and Again: The United States' Relationship with Genocide, was recently contracted by Routledge. Jeff has practitioner experience working for Amnesty International in the Government Relations for Europe/Eurasia program.


PhD, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University, M.A., Composition and Rhetoric, Rowan University, B.A., Business Management, Widener University

Favorite Spot on Campus
Favorite Place in Washington DC
Book Currently Reading
The Long Mars by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett and Revolutionary Suicide by Huey Newton
Languages Spoken
Very basic Russian

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SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 213
Mondays 12:00-2:00; Tuesdays 3:00-5:00; by appointment
Contact Info
(202) 885-6826 (Office)

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See Also


  • Spring 2017

  • Fall 2017

    • SISU-370 Topics Just/Ethics/Human Rgts: US Relationship W Genocide
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  * "The Lawfulness of Targeted Killing Operations Outside Afghanistan," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Available

The New York Times and Washington Post: Misleading the Public about US Drone Strikes," Journalism Studies. Available

Selected Publications

 The United States and Genocide: (Re)Defining the Relationship. Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Forthcoming 2018.

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