Congratulations to John Ciorciari, now associate professor of public policy with tenure

May 20, 2016

John Ciorciari, who joined the Ford School as an assistant professor of public policy in 2009, has been promoted to associate professor of public policy with tenure.

His promotion was approved at the May 19, 2016 meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

“John's colleagues and the Provost recommended his promotion with enthusiasm, noting his prodigious academic output, the remarkable scope and depth of his policy engagement, the deeply interdisciplinary nature of his interests, and his tremendous success as a teacher,” says Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Ford School. “We’re grateful that he is now among our tenured faculty.”

Collins notes that one of Cioriciari's external reviewers described his as “a rising star in the field[s] of both transitional justice and international relations,” and that the school is fortunate to now count him among its tenured faculty.

Ciorciari is acting co-director of the Ford School’s International Policy Center (since 2014), a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (since 2010), an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (since 2015), and pro bono senior legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia (since 1999). He is author of two books, The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975 (Georgetown University Press, 2010) and Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (University of Michigan Press, 2014) with Anne Heindel.

Ciorciari, who is currently in Singapore after assisting with the Ford School’s annual U.S./China policy course, will spend his sabbatical year examining the strengths and shortcomings of shared-sovereignty agreements. We look forward to sharing more about this important work in the years ahead. 

Ciorciari earned his bachelor’s from Harvard College (1995), his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School (1998), and his master’s (2002) and doctorate (2007) in international relations from the University of Oxford. At the Ford School, he regularly teaches courses on peacebuilding, political institutions, and values and ethics in public policy and has been a member of the Ford School’s teaching honor roll since 2009.