Andrew Bell
2010, 2016, NEFP, IPSI
Research Fellow in Ethics, U.S. Naval Academy; Assistant Professor, School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington


Andrew Bell is research fellow with the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy and a postdoctoral research fellow with the Department of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has earned a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University (specializing in security and conflict studies), a J.D.-M.A. from the University of Virginia School of Law (specializing in international law), and an M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School (specializing in Christian ethics and just war theory). From 2012-2014, Andrew was a predoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University.

His book manuscript, titled Leashing the “Dogs of War”: Law of War Norms, Military Culture, and Restraint Toward Civilians in War, argues that military cultures founded in norms of civilian immunity and the law of war can ultimately produce restraint toward civilians in conflict.

He will begin an appointment as assistant professor at the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington in 2017.


Insurgency/Counterinsurgency, Humanitarian Intervention, Defense and Security, International Law, Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights, Political Violence

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