Ryan Goodman is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University. He is currently on leave serving as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense. Goodman is also Professor of Politics and Professor of Sociology at NYU. Prior to joining NYU, Goodman was the inaugural Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School. He received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He is a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the US Naval War College’s Board of Advisors for International Law Studies, and a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. He is also founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the national security blog, Just Security
His research interests include: Laws of War, U.S. National Security Law and Policy, Use of Force, Human Rights, U.S. Foreign Policy and International Relations.
Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights Through International Law
Jack Goldsmith, Assistant Attorney General, Head of Office of Legal Counsel (2003-2004), Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard Law School says: “Socializing States is the most important and consequential book on international law in many years.”
Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser of U.S. State Department (2009-2013), Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School calls Socializing States “the leading scholarly contribution on ‘internalization through socialization,’ bringing insight from sociology, international relations, law, and human rights practice to illuminate the complex social processes that influence national decision making.”
Robert Keohane, Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University concludes that “Socializing States makes a persuasive case for acculturation…affecting state action in the contemporary global system.”