Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri is an associate professor in International Relations and Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS, University of London. Leslie is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. Her research areas include transatlantic relations, US foreign policy, the politics of international intervention, human rights and justice, and the UN Security Council. She is an editor of Human Rights Futures (Cambridge University Press, 2017) Her publications have appeared in numerous edited volumes and in journals such as International Security, the Annual Review of Political Science, International Theory, Ethics and International Affairs, Daedalus, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Law and Contemporary Problems and Survival as well as numerous edited volumes. She comments regularly on US and its role in the world and her written commentary has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, and The World Today.
Dr. Vinjamuri is a member of the Council (a "trustee") of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs where she is also an Associate Fellow on the US and the Americas Programme and an Academy Adjunct Fellow of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. She is on the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS, a Centre of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. Leslie is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Leslie is on the Editorial Boards of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations, a book series for Cambridge University Press, and the International Journal of Transitional Justice. She presently holds a grant from the British Academy for a new project on The Future of Internationalism.
Prior to joining SOAS, Leslie was a member of the academic faculty of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has held Visiting Residential Fellowships at Harvard University and at the London School of Economics. Leslie has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.