J. Luis Rodriguez


J. Luis Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of International Security & Law at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. He studies how Global South countries navigate inequalities and asymmetries in international orders and their attempts to level the playing field in nuclear, humanitarian, and cyber governance. His book project examines the Global South’s participation in crafting humanitarian-intervention regulations, arguing that the support of developing countries for international security norms depends on how these norms constrain great powers’ use of force and not only on their potential efficacy. His work has appeared in publications such as International Affairs, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Washington Post, and War on the Rocks. 

Luis was a Stanton Nuclear Security and a Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC from August 2021 to July 2023. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico.

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