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Arturo Jimenez-Bacardi

Assistant Professor


Home Campus: St. Petersburg
Office: WMS 102
Telephone: (727) 873-4738



Arturo Jimenez-Bacardi is Assistant Professor of International Relations. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.  His teaching and research interests intersect the fields of international relations, international law, global governance, and foreign policy with a focus on the tension between security and human rights. His current book project, Speaking Law to War, examines whether, why, and how states comply with their international obligations during times of great threat. More specifically, he examines how the domestic institutionalization of international law into the U.S. national security system affected its use of torture during the Vietnam War and the War on Terrorism.  His work has appeared in the European Journal of International Relations, and the Journal of Human Rights. Prior to joining USFSP, he was a Research Affiliate at the National Security Archive where he worked on several projects that set the documentary record of CIA covert operations from 1947 to 1975.