Associate Professor of International Relations & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Asian University for Women

Areas of Expertise
Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Comparative Politics, Development of International Law, Diplomacy, Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction, Ethics and Leadership, European Union, Fragile States, Genocide, Global Governance, Globalization, Human Rights, Human Security, Human Settlements, Human Trafficking, Humanitarian Affairs, Humanitarian Response, Immigration, Indigenous People, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Administration, International Affairs, International Criminal Court, International Development, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Justice, International Law, International Organizations, Multilateralism and Regimes, North-South Relations, Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Post-conflict reconstruction and development, Poverty and Inequality, Refugees and Displacement, Secretaries-General, Terrorism, The Responsibility to Protect, Transitional Justice, Treaties, UN Human Rights System, United Nations, United Nations Reform, US Foreign Policy, Violence Against Women, Women, Peace and Security, Women’s Rights

Region of Focus
Central and South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, North Africa, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Herman T. Salton is an Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Asian University for Women, a liberal arts college in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with a support foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that promotes gender equality and draws students from across Asia and the Middle-East. Herman was educated at the Universities of Trento (Italy), Auckland (New Zealand), Wales (UK), and Oxford (UK). He was a visiting researcher at Sciences-Po in Paris and TUJ in Tokyo; an international relations officer at the Icelandic Human Rights Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland; and he also interned at the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs (USG-DPA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Herman teaches and publishes in the areas of international politics, international law, global institutions (especially the UN) and human rights. He is the author of three books, most recently ‘Dangerous Diplomacy’, published in 2017 by Oxford University Press. A cosmopolitan by vocation, Herman is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish; is a life-long enthusiast of history and archaeology; and is also an passionate collector of ancient art. For more info, see

Recent Publications 
Herman T. Salton, ‘Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda’ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 320pp. For more info, see

Recent ACUNS Activity
2011 Dissertation Award Winner: Dangerous Diplomacy: Anatomy of the UN Failure in Rwanda
Updated February 2017