Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, where he is co-director of the UN Intellectual History Project.


Thomas G. Weiss
Co-director, UNIHP; Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies and Presidential Professor, Political Science
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5203
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 817-1920 and fax: (212) 817-1565
Email: tweiss@gc.cuny.edu

He is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, where he was co-director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project. Past president of the International Studies Association (2009-10), Chair of the Academic Council on the UN System (2006-9), and editor of Global Governance (2000-5), he has authored or edited some 45 books and 200 articles and book chapters about multilateral approaches to international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development. His latest authored volumes are Thinking About Global Governance: People and Ideas Matter (2011); Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread (2011); Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey (2010); UN Ideas That Changed the World (2009); and What’s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It (2009).

As Research Professor at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies (1990-98), he also held university administrative posts (Associate Dean of the Faculty, Director of the Global Security Program, Associate Director), was the Executive Director of ACUNS, and co-directed the Humanitarianism and War Project. Earlier, he was the Executive Director of the International Peace Academy (1985-9); a Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the UN Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva (1975-85); and held professional posts in the Office of the UN Commissioner for Namibia, the University Program at the Institute for World Order, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and International Labor Organization. He has been a consultant for foundations and numerous inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and was editor of Global Governance (2000-5) and research director of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2000-2).

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