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Leslie Johns

Associate Professor
Department: Political Science

Professor Johns' research focuses upon the intersection of international law and international relations. She has investigated the unique role of international organizations in resolving interstate disputes, and has written for journals such as International Organization and Journal of Conflict Resolution. She is also the author of Strengthening International Courts: The Hidden Costs of Legalization (University of Michigan Press, 2015).

Dr. Johns is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (2012–2017), and was previously a Visiting Associate Research Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University (2012–2013).

Ph.D. Politics, 2008, New York University
M.A. Politics, 2005, New York University
M.S. Public Policy and Management, 2003, Carnegie Mellon University
B.F.A Theater, 2002, Carnegie Mellon University

International organizations, political economy, and law.

Selected Publications:
Johns, Leslie and Pelc., Krzysztof, “Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO”. Journal of Politics, 2018.

Johns, Leslie and Wellhausen, Rachel, “Under One Roof: Supply Chains and the Protection of Foreign Investment”. American Political Science Review, 2016.

Johns, Leslie and Pelc., Krzysztof, “Fear of Crowds in World Trade Organization Disputes: Why Don’t More Countries Participate?”. Journal of Politics, 2016.

Johns, Leslie, Strengthening International Courts: The Hidden Costs of Legalization. University of Michigan Press, 2015.