Dr. Jean Krasno is a member of the faculty in the Department of Political Science at the City College of New York (CCNY) where she also holds the position of Director of the MA Program in International Relations. She is also a lecturer at Columbia University. She was a lecturer at Yale University where she has taught courses on the United Nations, UN peacekeeping, International Law, and International Organization from 1995 to 2017. She was Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System from 1998 to 2003 when the organization was housed at Yale. At Yale, she conducted the Yale-UN Oral History Project with James Sutterlin, which is housed at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library.
Dr. Krasno was authorized by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to organize his papers for publication, a project housed within the Colin Powell Center at CCNY, now the Colin Powell School. The Annan Papers, a five volume set, were published by Lynne Rienner Publishers in March 2012. She was asked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to publish his papers and has a signed MOU with the UN’s Office of Legal Affairs; the project is reaching completion. Dr. Krasno received her Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1994. Some of her publications include The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society, editor, (2004), Lynne Rienner Publisher; Leveraging for Success in UN Peace Operations, editor with Don Daniel and Bradd Hayes, (2003) Greenwood/Praeger Publishers;The United Nations and Iraq: Defanging the Viper, co-authored with James Sutterlin (2003), Greenwood/Praeger Publishers; “Brazil” in Robert Chase, Emily Hill, and Paul Kennedy, The Pivotal States: A New Framework for U.S. Policy in the Developing World (1998), St. Martin’s Press; and Personality, Political Leadership and Decision Making: A Global Perspective, published by Praeger Publishers in 2015. She has a new volume with co-author Elisabeth Szeli, Banning the Bomb: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Lynne Rienner Publishers; publication due spring 2021.