Past Chairs

In 2020, ACUNS became an independent nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of New York. As part of this change, ACUNS governance and leadership titles were revised to comply with New York State corporate requirements. Until 2020, ACUNS was led by a Chair of the Board of Directors, who served a three-year term and set the organization’s direction. In tandem, ACUNS had an Executive Director who managed the organization’s daily operations with a Secretariat housed at a host university. As of 2021, ACUS is led by a President and Officers appointed by the Board of Directors. Past ACUNS Board Chairs are recognized and listed below.

Roger Coate
2018-2020
University of South Carolina
United States

Lorraine Elliott
2015-2018
Australian National University
Australia

Abiodun Williams
2012-2015
Tufts University
United States

Christer Jönsson
2009-2012
Lund University
Sweden

Thomas G. Weiss
2006-2009
City University of New York (CUNY)
United States

Michael Doyle
2004-2006
Columbia University
United States

Craig N. Murphy
2002-2004
Wellesley College
United States

Nico J. Schrijver
2000-2002
Leiden University
Netherlands

Charlotte Ku
1998-2000
American Society of International Law (ASIL)
United States

Edwin M. Smith
1996-1998
University of South Carolina
United States

James S. Sutterlin
1994-1996
Yale University
United States

Donald J. Puchala
1992-1994
University of South Carolina
United States

Robert W. Cox
1990-1992
York University
United Kingdom

Leon Gordenker
1988-1990
Princeton University
United States