Rebecca Sanders
2014, IPSI
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati



Dr. Sanders’ research agenda lies at the intersection of international law, international security, and human rights. Her current project examines the complex and often contradictory role of legal and normative constraints in shaping contentious post-9/11 American interrogation, detention, and surveillance practices. She is particularly concerned with the legitimizing and immunizing functions of legal argument and the reciprocal effects such processes have on the rule of law. Other areas of interest include the law and politics of drone warfare and targeted killing and the uses of secrecy and publicity in international politics.


Terrorism and Radicalization, International Law and Institutions, Human Rights and Democracy Promotion