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John D. Ciorciari

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ciorciari is an associate 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.
In the Media

Ciorciari defends Cambodian human rights lawyer charged with treason

Aug 10, 2021 The New York Times
Theary Seng, a human rights lawyer, has been charged with treason in Cambodia for attempting to build a democratic system and defending human rights.   “Theary has been a courageous champion for democracy and social justice in Cambodia for many...
In the Media

Ciorciari analyzes U.S. priorities in Cambodia

May 31, 2021 VOA Cambodia
Ahead of the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State's visit to Cambodia, foreign policy experts debated what the visit could mean. Many pointed to the relationship between Cambodia and China, including John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy...
Publication

Ciorciari’s new book sheds light on sovereignty sharing

Mar 11, 2021
In fragile states, where human rights violations run amuck and conflicts create instability, domestic and international actors sometimes take the extraordinary step to share sovereignty to combine knowledge and resources to increase accountability...
News

Ciorciari supports U-M Law alum charged in Cambodia crackdown

Nov 24, 2020
University of Michigan Law School alum Theary Seng cut her hair live on Radio Free Asia this past Thursday. It was not for fashion but convenience: should she go to jail the next week, she wanted to be prepared to deal with lice.  Seng is a...
In the Media

Ciorciari comments on winding down of Khmer Rouge Tribunals

Sep 24, 2020 La Prensa Latina
"I think it is quite likely that the [remaining] cases will be dismissed. With little prospect of those cases advancing... and after years of mounting donor frustration and fatigue, it is doubtful that the tribunal will be open much longer," said...

Khmer Rouge Tribunal begins new phase with wider scope

Aug 28, 2014
The Khmer Rouge tribunal's ongoing proceedings against the former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are entering their second and final phase with broader attention to the regime's crimes, reports Sok Khemara in a Voice of...
State & Hill

Hybrid Justice and Armed With Expertise

May 6, 2014
Two new books from Ford School faculty members John D. Ciorciari and Joy Rohde deepen our understanding of international criminal justice systems and the role social scientists have played, for better or for worse, in American national...

New book by Ciorciari offers critique of Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Jan 23, 2014
"Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia," a forthcoming book by John Ciorciari and Anne Heindel, a legal advisor at the Documentation Center of Cambodia, contends that the unique legal and institutional features of the...
State & Hill

Memory and justice: Assembling archives of mass atrocities

Dec 18, 2012
A woman in Cambodia recently released more than 1,000 photographs of people imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge—the genocidal Democratic Kampuchea regime that ruled the country from 1975–79. She had worked in the regime's prison system and, fearing...

Ciorciari: American investors seek profit, safety in Cambodia

Jul 5, 2012
With a group of U.S. business owners joining U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on a trip to Cambodia, Voice of America Khmer spoke with John D. Ciorciari about the prospects for American investment in the country."Private investors are mainly...