!!Jean-Marc Coicaud - Biography

Jean-Marc Coicaud joined Rutgers University in the fall of 2011. He is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Global Affairs, Rutgers School of Law.
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At Rutgers Jean-Marc Coicaud teaches students from the School of Law, the Global Affairs Graduate Program (which he directed from 2011 to 2016) and undergraduates. He offers courses on international law, human rights, international organizations, the United Nations, comparative law, comparative jurisprudence and comparative international regimes. 
In 2015 Dr. Coicaud was elected a member to the European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europaea). In addition, Jean-Marc Coicaud is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Centro Internacional de Globalización y Desarrollo (CIGLOB) (Santiago, Chile). 
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Jean-Marc Coicaud holds a Doctorat d’État in Legal and Political Theory from the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris and a Ph.D. in Political Science-Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was an Arthur Sachs Scholar and a Lavoisier Scholar at Harvard University, where he studied as a fellow from 1986 to 1992, at the Center for International Affairs, Department of Philosophy, and Harvard Law School. Dr. Coicaud also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy, literature, and linguistics. Jean-Marc Coicaud is a French native speaker and is fluent in Spanish. He also studied Mandarin at National Taiwan Normal University (advanced level). His other languages are Italian, Portuguese, and some Japanese.
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Prior to joining Rutgers, he served as the Director of the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 2003 to 2011. From 1996 to 2003, he was Senior Academic Officer and Director of Studies at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, leading international research projects in the fields of international law, international organizations, and international relations. Prior to joining UNU, from 1992 to 1996, he served in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General as a speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali. In the spring of 1996, he also served as an advisor in the Guatemalan Office of the UN Department of Political Affairs. Dr. Coicaud has held appointments such as Cultural Attaché with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Legislative Aide with the European Parliament (Financial Committee). He has also been a Visiting Professor at the École Normale Supérieure-Ulm (Paris), Chuo Law School (Tokyo), and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law (San Juan) and has taught at the New School for Social Research (New York City). In addition, he has been a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (Washington, D.C.), a Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law, a Visiting Scholar at the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University (Beijing). Furthermore, he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institutum Iurisprudentiae and Center for Political Thought (Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences) of the Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan), and Taiwan National University College of Law (Taipei, Taiwan). In the spring of 2013 he served as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University. During the 2017-2018 academic year, while on sabbatical from Rutgers School of Law, Jean-Marc Coicaud was a Distinguished Fudan Scholar at Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, Fudan University (Shanghai, China).
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Jean-Marc Coicaud has published 16 books (single-authored, co-authored and co-edited) and over 100 chapters and articles in the fields of legal and political theory, international law, international relations, and comparative politics. His books are available in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic and include the following: ''L’introuvable démocratie autoritaire'' (L’Harmattan,1996), ''Légitimité et Politique'' (Presses Universitaires de France, 1997), ''Legitimacy and Politics: A Contribution to the Study of Political Right and Political Responsibility'' (Cambridge University Press, 2002), ''Beyond the National Interest: the Future of UN Peacekeeping and Multilateralism in an Era of U.S. Primacy'' (United States Institute of Peace Press'', 2007), ''Kokuren no Genkai/Kokuren no Mirai'' (Future of the UN/Limits of the UN – Fujiwara Shoten, 2007), Mai Xiang Guo Ji Fa Zhi'' (Towards the International Rule of Law – Sanlian Shudian, 2008), ''Fault Lines of International Legitimacy'' (with Hilary Charlesworth, Cambridge University Press, 2012), ''Emotions in International Politics. Beyond Mainstream International Relations'' (with Yohan Ariffin and Vesselin Popovski, Cambridge University Press, 2016), and ''Conversations on Justice from National, International and Global Perspectives: Dialogues with Leading Thinkers'' (with Lynette E. Sieger, Cambridge University Press, 2019).
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Dr. Coicaud has lectured extensively throughout the world, including Chile (Naval War Academy), China (Beijing University, Institute of International Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University), France (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, École Polytechnique, Institut d’Études Politiques), Hungary (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Italy (European University Institute), Japan (Chuo University, Keio University, Waseda University), Taiwan (Institutum Iurisprudentia/Academia Sinica, National Taiwan Normal University), the United Kingdom (Cambridge University, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Oxford University), and the United States (Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, Rand Corporation, University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California, Columbia University, U.S. War College).
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Jean-Marc Coicaud serves on the advisory board of [Global Policy Journal|https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/advisory-board/jean-marc-coicaud] (London).
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Currently, Dr. Coicaud is working on a book entitled International Legitimacy and Global Justice, for which he is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
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Biography updated 2021.

*Doctorat d’Etat in Political Philosophy (1993), Institut d’Etudes Politiques \\
*Fellow (1986-1992), Harvard University/Center for International Affairs, Department of Philosophy, Harvard Law School \\
*Ph.D. in Political Science/Law (1982), University of Paris I – Sorbonne \\
*M.A. in Linguistics and Literature \\
*M.A. in Philosophy \\
*B.A. in Literature\\
*B.A. in Philosophy

*Rutgers University (New Jersey) (2011-present)\\
*Professor of Law and Global Affairs, \\
*Director, Division of Global Affairs\\
*Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (New York)  (2012-present)\\
*Global Ethics Fellow


*The United Nations University Office at the United Nations (New York) (2003-September 2011)\\Director \\
*United Nations University (Tokyo) (1996 -2003)\\Peace and Governance Programme\\Senior Academic Officer and Director of Studies\\
*United Nations (New York)(1992-1996)\\Executive Office of the Secretary General\\Speechwriter \\
*Harvard University (Cambridge)(1986-1992)\\Harvard Law School/Department of Philosophy/Center for International Affairs\\Research Fellow \\
*European Parliament (Strasbourg)(1984-1986)\\Finance Committee\\Legislative Assistant\\
*French Consulate (Texas & Oklahoma)(1982-1984)\\Cultural Attaché


*Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)(April-June 2013)\\The Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies\\Roberta Buffet Visiting Professor in International and Comparative Studies\\
*Tsinghua University (Summers 2009 and 2010)\\School of Public Policy and Management (Beijing)\\Visiting Scholar\\
*Université Lille 2 (Lille)(March 2008)\\Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales\\Visiting Professor\\
*New York University School of Law (New York) (March 2004-December 2004)\\Global Research Fellow\\
*International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan)(Fall 2003)\\Visiting Professor (intensive course)\\
*New School University (New York)(1994-1999)\\Formerly New School for Social Research\\Adjunct Professor\\
*Ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm (Paris)(April 1996)\\Visiting Professor (intensive course)\\
*Harvard University (Cambridge)(1986-1992)\\Center for International Affairs/Department of Philosophy/Harvard Law School\\Fellow