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Jonathan Crock Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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Jonathan Crock (pronouns: he, him, his) researches the human right to democratic decision-making, including new developments in rights of direct political democracy, environmental democracy, workplace democracy, democratic control of technology, and the human right to democratic decision-making in global governance. His research focuses on how innovations in democracy that shift power can help dismantle neocolonialism and systemic racism, sexism, and classism.

Professor Crock has given talks at Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Michigan, Cornell Law School, University of Melbourne Law School (Australia), Georgetown University Law Center, University of Maryland School of Law, The New School, University of London (England), University of Dundee (Scotland), University of California—Santa Barbara, Fordham University, College of William & Mary, Rutgers University, and American University, among others. He is completing his Ph.D. at Leiden University, Grotius Center for International Legal Studies (Netherlands). He has a master’s in international human rights law (Oxford), LL.B. law degree (London), certificat universitaire in international relations and conflict analysis (Louvain), and bachelor’s in politics and international relations (London).

Professor Crock's previous experience includes working at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of War Crimes Issues, U.S. Institute of Peace, Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Agency for International Development, Supreme Court of the United States, and as a foreign policy advisor on U.S. presidential campaigns. He previously taught at George Washington University and the College of William and Mary. He has lived, worked, and traveled in over 80 countries and speaks French, Russian, and Polish.

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Spring 2022

  • JLC-215 Violence & Institutions

Fall 2022

  • HNRS-098 Honors Capstone Supplement

  • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Human Rights, Media and Tech

  • SIS-622 Human Rights

  • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: The U.S. & Int'l Human Rights