Professor of Politics and International Affairs

115 Bendheim Hall
Rita Alpaugh
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  • Human Rights
  • International Security
  • International Law


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 Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award, the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award, the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations' Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, 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 SecurityPhilosophy & 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 has written often for The New York Times, as well as writing for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign PolicyThe AtlanticThe New Republicand other publications. He was awarded the Stanley Kelley teaching prize at Princeton. Ph.D. Harvard University.

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