Professor of Politics and International Affairs

Office: 
115 Bendheim Hall
Phone: 
609-258-5197
Fax: 
609-258-0482
Assistant: 
Rita Alpaugh
External Website: 
https://scholar.princeton.edu/gjbass

Area(s)

  • Human Rights
  • International Security
  • International Law

Biography

Gary Bass is the author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf); Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Knopf); and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton).

The Blood Telegram was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction and won the Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bernard Schwartz Book Award from the Asia Society, the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature, the Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Ramnath Goenka Award in India. It was a New York Times and Washington Post notable book of the year, and a best book of the year in The Economist, Financial Times, and The New Republic. Freedom's Battle was a New York Times notable book of the year and a Washington Post best book of the year.

Bass has written articles for International Security, EthicsPhilosophy & Public AffairsThe Yale Journal of International LawThe Michigan Law Review, Daedalus, Nomos, and other journals, as well as numerous book chapters in edited volumes. A former reporter for The Economist, he writes often for The New York Times, and has also written for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston GlobeForeign Affairs, Foreign PolicyThe AtlanticThe New Republicand other publications. He was awarded the Stanley Kelley teaching prize at Princeton. A.B. Harvard College, Ph.D. Harvard University.

For more information, visit https://scholar.princeton.edu/gjbass.