Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder (Ph.D., Columbia, 1981) is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia.

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To prevent atrocities, count on politics first, law later

May 12, 2015
By: Jack Snyder & Leslie Vinjamuri
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Recent studies pointing to the global deterrent effect of the ICC and international law in reducing ...


In Egypt, human rights need religion

February 23, 2015
By: Jack Snyder

Religious progressives are vital for Egypt’s human rights; secular groups can’t do it alone.

On a wing and a prayer: can religion revive the rights movement?

April 14, 2014
By: Jack Snyder
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Normative frameworks in the Global South are largely religious, making it difficult for the secular ...


Misunderstanding the mass politics of the rights mission

August 14, 2013
By: Jack Snyder

The problem with Aryeh Neier’s argument is that, historically, there has been no way to separate efforts ...


Human rights in the vernacular

June 19, 2013
By: Jack Snyder
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The road to greater ownership of human rights by emerging powers is a bumpy one. But it will lead to ...