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Director of Research and Publications
International Peace Institute


Areas of Expertise

Genocide, Globalization, International Affairs, Peace and Security, Peacekeeping, The Responsibility to Protect, United Nations

Adam Lupel is responsible for developing IPI’s long-term research agenda and for directing the editing, production, and dissemination of all IPI books, policy reports, and related publications. Adam also conducts active research on issues related to globalization, sovereignty, multilateralism, and the prevention of mass atrocities.

Prior to joining IPI in 2006, Adam served as the Managing Editor of Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, and taught classes in modern and contemporary political theory at the New School’s Eugene Lang College in New York City. He has a PhD in political theory and an MA in liberal studies from the New School for Social Research and a BA in international relations with a concentration in Latin America from Boston University.

Recent Publications

1. Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja, eds., Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action (Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2013).

2. James Cockayne and Adam Lupel, eds. Peace Operations and Organized Crime: Enemies or Allies? (London, UK: Routledge, 2011). An earlier version of this manuscript was published as James Cockayne and Adam Lupel, eds. “Peace Operations and Organized Crime,” Special Issue, International Peacekeeping 16 No. 1 (February 2009).

3. Adam Lupel, Globalization and Popular Sovereignty: Democracy’s Transnational Dilemma (London, UK: Routledge, 2009).


Alex J. Bellamy and Adam Lupel, “Why We Fail: Obstacles to the Effective Prevention of Mass Atrocities,” New York, International Peace Institute, June 2015.

“Corruption Scandal Renews Fight Against Impunity in Guatemala,” IPI Global Observatory, May 8, 2015.

“Balancing Sovereignty and Democracy at the UN,” IPI Global Observatory, September 16, 2013.

“Political Alternatives to Military Action in Syria: Interview with Adam Lupel,” IPI Global Observatory, September 4, 2013.

“Debating the Use of Force: When Should We Intervene to Stop Mass Atrocities,” IPI Global Observatory, July 22, 2013.

“Sixth Summit of the Americas: What Are They Really Talking About,” IPI Global Observatory, April 13, 2012.

“In the Shadow of Violence, it’s the Right vs the Right in Guatemalan Election,” IPI Global Observatory, November 4, 2011.

Adam Lupel, “Global Crises and the Future of Transnational Democracy,” in Global Citizens in Charge: How Modern Direct Democracy Can Make Our Representative Democracies Truly Representative, edited by Jung-Ok Lee and Bruno Kaufmann (Seoul: Korea Democracy Foundation, 2009).

Adam Lupel, “Tasks of a Global Civil Society: Held, Habermas and Democratic Legitimacy Beyond the Nation-State,” Globalizations 2, No. 1 (May 2005).

Adam Lupel, “Regionalism and Globalization: Post-nation or Extended Nation?” Polity 36, No. 2 (January 2004).