Research/Areas of Interest: International criminal law International humanitarian law International law on the use of force Judging and judicial ethics Just war theory Peacemaking, peacekeeping, and transitional justice Shared responsibility Terrorism and counter-terrorism


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, USA, 2014
  • Juris Doctor, Yale University, USA, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, USA, 2003


Tom Dannenbaum is Associate Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, where he is also Co-Director of the Center for International Law & Governance and Co-Director of the LLM Program. Prior to joining Fletcher, he taught at University College London and Yale Law School. Dannenbaum writes on the law of armed conflict, the law governing the use of force, international criminal law, human rights, shared responsibility, and international judging. His articles have appeared in a range of leading journals and have received multiple awards, including the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) International Legal Theory Scholarship Prize in 2022 for his work on siege starvation and ASIL's Lieber Prize in 2017 for his work on the crime of aggression. His writing on peacekeeping has been cited by the Hague Court of Appeal and the International Law Commission. Dannenbaum's book, The Crime of Aggression, Humanity, and the Soldier, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. In 2021, Dannenbaum was awarded the James L. Paddock Teaching Award. In 2022, he was awarded the Fletcher Faculty Research Award.
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