Professors of practice

John D. Ciorciari

Professor of Public Policy; International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center

John D. Ciorciari is a professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South. He is the author of Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States (forthcoming from Stanford University Press 2021) and co-editor with Kiyoteru Tsutsui of The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era (forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press). He is also the author of The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975 (Georgetown University Press 2010) and co-author with Anne Heindel of Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (University of Michigan Press 2014). 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 a BA and JD from Harvard and an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Educational background

  • DPhil in international relations, University of Oxford (St. Antony's)
  • MPhil in international relations, University of Oxford (Christ Church)
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • AB in biochemical sciences, Harvard College

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the executive board, University of Michigan Press
  • Faculty affiliate, University of Michigan International Institute
  • Editorial board member, Asia Policy
  • Senior legal advisor, Documentation Center of Cambodia

Current research

International relations, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region; international law and institutions; international criminal justice; rule-of-law initiatives in fragile states

Recent publications