Assistant Professor
Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School


Areas of Expertise
Humanitarian Affairs, Peace and Security, Intergovernmental Organizations, United Nations, The Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Non-Traditional Security, International Organizations, US Foreign Policy

Peter J. Hoffman is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Studley Faculty Fellow in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School, and Research Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. His work spans the fields of Strategic and Security Studies, International Organization, International Relations Theory, and Comparative Historical Sociology. His main focus is on the dynamics of war and global responses, concentrating primarily on the international humanitarian system. Other major areas of his work encompass the United Nations; asymmetric warfare; the private military and security sector; human rights; United States foreign policy; and global commodity chains.

Prior to joining the New School, Peter has taught at Hunter College, Baruch College, and Bryn Mawr College.

Recent Publications
Peter J. Hoffman and Thomas G. Weiss, Humanitarianism, War, and Politics: Solferino to Syria and Beyond (2018)

Peter J. Hoffman, “Private Military and Security Contractors,” in Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson, “International Organizations and Global Governance” (2018)

Peter J. Hoffman, “Humanitarianism in Treatment: Analyzing the World Humanitarian Summit,” Future of the United Nations Development System (August 2016)