Robert Johansen



Emeritus Faculty


International Relations


Ph.D., Columbia University


Robert C. Johansen earned his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University and is currently Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies and Senior Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is author of The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy (Princeton University Press), co-editor of The Constitutional Foundations of World Peace, and has published articles in World Politics, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Third World Quarterly, Global Governance, and International Journal of Peace Studies, as well as shorter pieces in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, Harper's, and Christian Century. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University in the Center of International Studies and at Harvard University in the Center for International Affairs and the Center for the Study of World Religions. He received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association in 2009. His current research focuses on the role of international norms and institutions in preventing armed conflict and shaping strategic peacebuilding; United Nations peace operations; and efforts to hold individuals accountable for honoring international prohibitions of war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace.

Office Hours

Tuesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm & Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

Contact Information

Office: 114 Hesburgh
Phone: 574-631-6971
Fax: 574-631-6973

Mailing Address

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
100 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5677