Craig Etcheson, PhD

Craig Etcheson, PhD

Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Dr. Craig Etcheson is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He specializes in international conflict and transitional justice. In 2016, he was named as a Fulbright Specialist. From 2006 to 2012, as a United Nations staff member, Etcheson served as an investigator in the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He has been a faculty member at George Mason University, Northern Illinois University, George Washington University, the Johns Hopkins University, Yale University and the University of Southern California. Etcheson is the author of numerous books, monographs and research papers, including The Rise and Demise of Democratic Kampuchea (Westview Press, 1984), Arms Race Theory: Strategy and the Structure of Behavior (Greenwood Publishers, 1989), Reconciliation in Cambodia: Theory and Practice (Strategic Implementation, 2004), After the Killing Fields: Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide (Texas Tech University Press, 2006), and most recently, Extraordinary Justice: Law, Politics, and the Khmer Rouge Tribunals (Columbia University Press, 2019). He has published in such journals as Third World Quarterly, the Journal of Political Science, Current History, and the Journal of International and Comparative Law.  His writings have also appeared in the Khmer Times, the Phnom Penh Post, the Bangkok Nation, the Asian Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Etcheson was awarded a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Southern California in 1985 after submitting a dissertation on mathematical models of war.

Dr. Etcheson was recently interviewed on the legacies of the ECCC by The Diplomat. The full interview can be found here

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