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
    Creative Peace Initiatives Advisor
  • Jeff Bachman is a professor of human rights, with a focus in genocide, counterterrorism and human rights, media coverage of human rights events, and state responsibility and individual accountability for violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law. He is especially interested in the misuse of the law as a political tool through its selective application and enforcement. Jeff has field experience working for Amnesty International in the Government Relations for Europe/Eurasia program.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University, M.A., Composition and Rhetoric, Rowan University, B.A., Business Management, Widener University
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:


    Book Currently Reading:

    No Logo by Naomi Klein

    Languages Spoken:

    Very basic Russian

  • SIS-School of Intl Service
  • SIS - 213
  • Tuesdays 4:00-5:30; Thursdays 10:15-12:30; by appointment

  • (202) 885-6826 (Office)
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  • Spring 2015

  • Fall 2015

    • SISU-379 Topics Human Rgts/Iden/Culture: Human Rights & the Media
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Prevention of and response to genocide, the role of the ICJ and ICC in prevention of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes, the role of external state actors in human rights violations, ethics of humanitarian intervention, and media framing of international crises.  

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