Thomas G. Weiss

Thomas G. Weiss is a distinguished scholar of international relations and one of the world’s leading authorities on the United Nations and global governance. He has been Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, since 1998, and has held numerous prestigious academic posts. His work on the UN has seen him co-direct the United Nations Intellectual History Project, and he has authored a number of studies of the history and future of the organization in which he has steered a middle way between its cheerleaders and detractors, arguing for reform to improve its effectiveness. A strong believer in multilateral institutions and humanitarian intervention, he was also a leading figure in the development of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. He has written many books with Polity, including What’s Wrong With the United Nations and How to Fix It, Humanitarian Intervention, Humanitarian Business and Would the World Be Better Without the UN?