Denise Garcia

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, in particular disarmament and arms control. She is a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations, the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and a supporting member of the Arms Control Association.

Selected Publications

Books:

  • 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:

  • “Not yet a Democracy: Establishing Civilian Authority over the Security Sector in Brazil – Lessons for other Countries in Transition”, Third World Quarterly, Vol 35(3), 2014.
  • Banning Evil – Cluster Munitions and the Successful Formation of a Global Prohibition Regime”,Cornell International Affairs Review, 5(2), 2012, 36-52.
  • “Contestação de Normas e Ameaça à Paz e à Segurança Regional e Internacional: A Facilidade Excessiva de Acesso a Armas”, Contexto Internacional: vol. 33, 2, 2012.
  •  “Warming to a Redefinition of International Security – The Formation of a Norm against Climate Change”, International Relations, 24(3), 2010, 271-292.
  •  No More Arms for Atrocities: the US signs the Arms Trade Treaty by Academic Council of the United Nations, November 2013.
  •  Why Arming the Syrian Rebels is not the Answer, by Academic Council of the United Nations, August 2013.
  • The Power of Global Norms by Academic Council of the United Nations, August 2013.

Selected Professional Activities

  • 2014.   Delegate of the International Committee for Robots Arms Control, United Nations meeting of the Convention on Certain Weapons, Geneva, May 12-18 2014.
  • 2014.  Academic Advisor Delegation of the Secretariat of the Landmines Convention, Maputo, Mozambique, June 2014.
  • 2014.   Paper Presented at the International Studies Association Convention, Toronto, “Where we don’t Rule” with Monica Herz.
  •  2014. Paper Presented: “What International Law for Future Weapons Technologies and New Threats to Security”.
  • 2013.  Head of the Northeastern University Delegation United Nations Climate Change Summit, Poland, Warsaw, December 2013.
  • 2013.  Inaugural Lecturer at the launch of the Global South Unit for Mediation, PUC University, Rio de Janeiro, December 2013.
  • 2013.  Lecturer at the Cornell Law School Colloquium on International Relations and International Law (October 8-10).
  • 2012.  Head of the Northeastern University Delegation United Nations Climate Change Summit, Doha, UAE, December 2012.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Committee for Robot Arms Control
  • Supporting Member of the Arms Control Association
  • Global South Unit for Mediation
  • International Studies Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • Academic Council of the United Nations System

Experiential Education

  • 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

Undergraduate

  • 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