Christian Reus-Smit is Chair in International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Individual Rights and the Making of the International System (Cambridge 2013), American Power and World Order (Polity 2004) and The Moral Purpose of the State (Princeton 1999); co-author of Special Responsibilities in World Politics (Cambridge 2012); editor of The Politics of International Law (Cambridge 2004); and co-editor of The Globalization of International Society (Oxford 2017), The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (Oxford 2008), Resolving International Crises of Legitimacy (Special issue of International Politics 2007), and Between Sovereignty and Global Governance (Macmillan 1998). He edits the Cambridge Studies in International Relations books series (with Evelyn Goh and Nicholas Wheeler), the journal International Theory (with Duncan Snidal and Alexander Wendt), and is General Editor (with Duncan Snidal) of a new twelve volume series of Oxford Handbooks of International Relations.
Prior to joining the University of Queensland, Professor Reus-Smit held Chairs at the European University Institute and the Australian National University (where he was Head of the Department of International Relations from 2001 to 2010). Reus-Smit was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Science in Australia in 2008, and was Vice-President of the International Studies Association for 2013-2014. He is a Research Associate of the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford.