Areas of Study
Professor Garcia’s research is at the intersection of security and international law. She is interested in the formation of new international norms and agreements regarding key challenges to global governance, particularly armed violence, disarmament and arms control, and climate change.
- Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security – Norms, Regimes and Moral Progress in International Relations. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.
- Small Arms and Security – New Emerging International Norms. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. Reprinted in 2009 on paperback.
Articles and others:
- “ Banning Evil – Cluster Munitions and the Successful Formation of a Global Prohibition Regime”,Cornell International Affairs Review, 5(2), 2012, 36-52.
- “Warming to a Redefinition of International Security – The Formation of a Norm against Climate Change”, International Relations, 24(3), 2010, 271-292.
- “Arms Restraint and Regional International Law Making -The Case of the Economic Community of West African States”, African Security Review, 18 (2), 2009, 75-92.
- “Arms Transfers beyond the State-to-State Realm”, International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 10, (2), 2009, 151-169.
- “The Climate Security Divide: Bridging Human and National Security in Africa”, African Security Review, 17 (3) 2008, 2-18.
- “Small Arms in Africa: Legal Indicators on the Ease of Access to Small Arms and Light Weapons.” In Rotberg, Robert I., ed. Ibrahim Index of African Governance. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University: Cambridge, MA, 2008.
Selected Professional Activities
- 2011. Head of the Northeastern University Delegation United Nations Climate Change Summit, Durban, South Africa, December 5-10 2011.
- 2011. Keynote Speaker: Opening Ceremony: Regional Model United Nations conference for Boston-area High School students, Boston, USA, May 13, 2011.
- 2011. Observer: negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations for an Arms Trade Treaty, Second Preparatory Committee, New York, USA, March 1-4, 2011.
- 2010. Observer: United Nations General Assembly First Committee (on Disarmament and Security) talks, New York, USA, October 18-20, 2010.
- 2010. Participant: Combined Jewish Philanthropies Research Trip to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, June 11-19, 2010.
- 2010. Speaker at Parliamentarians for Global Action, Strategy Meeting on the Arms Trade Treaty: “How Parliamentarians Can Most Effectively Contribute to the Negotiation Process”, United Nations, New York, USA, April 8, 2010.
- 2009. Head of the Northeastern University Delegation United Nations Climate Change Summit, Copenhagen, December 12-18, 2009.
- International Studies Association
- American Society of International Law
- Academic Council of the United Nations System
- Annual course on Disarmament Diplomacy and Humanitarian Action at the United Nations in Geneva. For more information on this International Study Opportunity take a look at the video below:[insert video]
Recent Courses Taught
- HONR 3342– Special Topic: Global Governance of Climate Change
- HONR 3342– Sepcial Topic: Constructing Global Governance of International Security
- INTL 3400- International Conflict and Negotiation
- POLS 4510 – International Law
- INTL 4945 & POLS 4938- 5th Disarmament Diplomacy and Humanitarian Action — Annual course taught at the United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
- POLS 7369- International Security