John D. Ciorciari is a professor of public policy. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South. He is the author of Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States (Stanford University Press, 2021) and co-editor with Kiyoteru Tsutsui of The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era (University of Michigan Press, 2021). 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 an AB and JD from Harvard and an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Ciociari is on sabbatical leave for the 2023-2024 academic year.
- 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
- 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
International relations, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region; international law and institutions; international criminal justice; rule-of-law initiatives in fragile states
- “Sharing Sovereignty in the Streets: International Policing in Fragile States,” International Peacekeeping (2020), https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13533312.2020.1812391
- “Distance and Dominance: China, America, and the Northern Tier,” in Donald K. Emmerson, ed., The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century (Stanford APARC, 2020), https://www.brookings.edu/book/the-deer-and-the-dragon/
- “The Variable Effectiveness of Hedging Strategies,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (2019), https://academic.oup.com/irap/article-abstract/19/3/523/5490628
- “Contracting Out, Legitimacy, and Statebuilding” (with Stephen D. Krasner), Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding (2018), https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17502977.2018.1499198