Professor John Ciorciari

John D. Ciorciari is Professor at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where he has served as Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement and as director of the Ford School’s International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South. He is an academic visitor at St. Antony’s College in 2023-24 conducting research on non-alignment and hedging in international politics, as well as issues of sovereignty and the pursuit of international criminal accountability.

Ciorciari has been an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, an Asia Society Fellow, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, a policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of International Affairs, and an associate at the international law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He holds an AB from Harvard College, a JD from Harvard Law School, an MPhil (Oxon) in International Relations from Christ Church, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a DPhil (Oxon) in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, where he was a Wai Seng Senior Research Scholar.

Selected Publications: 

Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States (Stanford University Press, 2021)

The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era (co-edited with Kiyoteru Tsutsui, University of Michigan Press, 2021)

Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (co-authored with Anne Heindel, University of Michigan Press, 2014)

The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975 (Georgetown University Press, 2010).