- LLB, George Washington University
- BA, Radcliffe College, Harvard University
Antonia Chayes is Professor of Practice of International Politics and Law. Prior to her coming to The Fletcher School, she taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School and Law School. She chaired the Project on International Institutions and Conflict Management at the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School. Her interests encompass international conflict, international law, and security. Her government experience is extensive, having served as Assistant and later Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, where she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. She has served on several Federal Commissions, including the Vice President’s White House Aviation Safety and Security Commission, and the Commission on Roles and Missions of the U.S. States Armed Forces. As Board member of United Technologies Corporation for 21 years, she chaired its Public Issues Review Committee, and served on its Executive Committee until retiring in 2002. She also practiced law in a Boston law firm, and served as mediator at JAMS/Endispute. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; serves as a consultant to the Office of Compliance, Adviser, Ombudsman of IFC and MIGA of the World Bank. She was elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law in 2009. She is the author of a number of books and articles. Her most recent publication is “How American Treaty Behavior Threatens National Security” in 33 International Security, 45 (2008). Most cited book: Chayes and Chayes, The New Sovereignty: Compliance with International Regulatory Agreement.Professional Activities
- Adjunct Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1981-2003)
- Chair, Project on Compliance and International Conflict Management at the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School
- Senior Advisor and Vice Chair of Conflict Management Group
- Founding member of ENDISPUTE
- Member, Board of Directors, United Technologies Corporation (1981-2002)
- Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Installations and Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force (1977-1981)
- Served on several federal commissions, including the Vice President’s White House Aviation Safety and Security Commission, and the Commission on Roles and Missions of the United States Armed Forces
- She occasionally serves as mediator of corporate disputes for JAMS/ENDISPUTE, where she served for eight years
- Chayes has also practiced law in a Boston law firm
- International Security Studies Program
- International treaties
- international security and arms control especially civil military relations
- conflict management and peacebuilding
- international organizations
- nuclear strategy
- nuclear weapons
• "How American Treaty Behavior Threatens National Security" in 33 International Security, 45 (2008).BOOKS
• Chayes, Antonia Handler and Martha L. Minow. Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict. Jossey-Bass, 2003.
• Chayes, Antonia Handler and Abram Chayes. Planning for Intervention, International Cooperation in Conflict. Kluwer Law International, 1999.
• Chayes, Antonia Handler, Alexei Arbatov, Abram Chayes and Lara Olson. Managing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union: Russian and American Perspectives. MIT Press, 1997.
• Chayes, Antonia Handler and Abram Chayes. Preventing Conflict in the Post-Communist World: Mobilizing International and Regional Organizations. Brookings Institute, 1996.
• Chayes, Antonia Handler and Abram Chayes. The New Sovereignty: Compliance with International Regulatory Agreements. Harvard University Press, 1995.
• Chayes and Doty, eds. Defending Deterrence: Managing the ABM Treaty Regime Into the 21st Century (Brassey's, 1989).BOOK CHAPTERS
• Chigas, Diana. "Grand Visions and Small Projects: Coexistence Efforts in Southeastern Europe." In Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict, eds. Antonia Chayes and Martha L. Minow, 2003.
• Chigas, Diana. "Preventive Diplomacy and the OSCE: Creating Incentives for Dialogue and Cooperation." In Preventing Conflict in the Post-Communist World: Mobilizing International and Regional Organizations, eds. Abram Chayes and Antonia Handler Chayes, Brookings Institute, 1996.