Name

CHESTERMAN, Simon
 
 
Designation

Professor
 
Qualifications

D.Phil. (Oxford); LL.B. (Hons), B.A. (Hons) (Melbourne)
 
Appointment(s)

  • Dean
  • Editor, Asian Journal of International Law
Email Address: chesterman@nus.edu.sg
Office Tel: (65) 6516-7342 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
 
Research Interests


  • Data protection law and policy

  • International law, organizations, and global governance

  • Intervention, state-building, and post-conflict reconstruction

  • Regulation and oversight of intelligence services

 

Subjects Taught


United Nations Law and Practice
 

Brief Biodata

Professor Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International Law.

Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman's teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme.

Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Professor Chesterman is the author or editor of twelve books, including One Nation Under Surveillance (OUP, 2011); Law and Practice of the United Nations (with Thomas M. Franck and David M. Malone, OUP, 2008); You, The People (OUP, 2004); and Just War or Just Peace? (OUP, 2001).

He is a recognized authority on international law, whose work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority - including the rules and institutions of global governance, state-building and post-conflict reconstruction, and the changing role of intelligence agencies.


Representative Publications

1. One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

2. (editor, with Angelina Fisher) Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Functions and Its Limits (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

3. (with Thomas M. Franck and David M. Malone) Law and Practice of the United Nations: Documents and Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

4. (editor) Secretary or General? The UN Secretary-General in World Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

5. (editor, with Chia Lehnardt) From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).

6. You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

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