Curt Gasteyger Professor of International Security and Conflict Studies 
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Programme for the Study of International Governance;

Areas of Expertise 
International Affairs, Multilateralism and Regimes, International Organizations, Political Economy, Economic Development, International Sanctions

Thomas Biersteker is the Gasteyger Professor of International Security and Conflict Studies and Director of the Programme for the Study of International Governance at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, since 2007. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.A. from the University of Chicago. Biersteker served as Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University from 1994 to 2006 and has also taught at Yale University and the University of Southern California. In 2002 he was named a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York. Biersteker is the author/editor/co-editor of nine books, including State Sovereignty as Social Construct (1996),The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance (2002), and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (2007). He is currently completing an edited volume on UN Targeted Sanctions as Instruments of Global Governance. His current research focuses on UN targeted sanctions, the emergence of transnational policy networks in global security governance, and the dialectics of world orders. He was the principal developer of SanctionsApp, a tool for iPhone and Android mobile devices created in 2013 to increase access to information and improve the quality of discourse about targeted sanctions at the UN Security Council.

Recent Publications
Thomas Biersteker and Jonas Hagmann, “Beyond the published discipline: Towards a critical pedagogy of international studies” European Journal of International Relations (2014)

Thomas Biersteker, “Interrelationships between Theory and Practice in International Security Studies,” Security Dialogue, 41 (6) (2010)

Thomas Biersteker, “Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights,” The International Journal (2010)

Recent ACUNS Activity
ACUNS Board of Directors

Updated July, 2014