Department Chair, Professor of Political Science
Professor Cronin received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Cronin's specialties are in the fields of international law, international organizations, and human rights. He is currently writing a book on civilian casualties in armed conflict under International Humanitarian Law.
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1994
International Relations (Master's)
B6928: Human Rights in World Politics
B6100: Theories of International Relations
B6918 The Practice of Diplomacy
Political Science (Undergraduate)
PSC 22300: U.S. Foreign Policy
PSC 25300: International Law
PSC 25400: International Organizations
The UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority (Routledge, 2007), co-edited with Ian Hurd
Institutions for the Common Good: International Protection Regimes in International Society (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
Community Under Anarchy (Columbia University Press, 1999)
"Reckless Endangerment Warfare: Civilian Casualties and the Collateral Damage Exemption in International Humanitarian Law," Journal of Peace Research 50 (2) (March 2013).
"Piracy and the Governance of the Nation-State System," in Michael Streutt, Jon D. Carlson, and Mark Nance. Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance (London: Routledge, 2012).
"Be Careful What You Wish For: War Aims and the Construction of Post-War Political Orders," Journal of Peace Research 47(4) (July 2010)
"Reclaiming the Rule of Law in the 'War on Terrorism': The Role of the United Nations Security Council," in Human Rights in the Age of Terror (State College, PA: Penn State University Press).
"Security Regimes, Collective Security, and Security Communities," The International Studies Encyclopedia: International Studies Association Compendium Project (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009).
"New Trends in Treaty Law," The International Studies Encyclopedia: International Studies Association Compendium Project (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009)
"Sovereignty and the Prevention of Genocide," Human Rights Review 8 (4) (2007).