PhD, Rutgers University
MA, Rutgers University
Professor of International Studies and Human Rights, Josef Korbel School of International
Studies, University of Denver and 2008 University of Denver Distinguished Scholar.
Visiting Professor, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2010-2012,
and Spring 2013); Visiting Professor at the Center for Democracy Collaborative, University
of Maryland (2004).
Director of the Korbel School of International Human Rights Program (1992-2010);
Executive Director of the Center on Rights Development (CORD), (1993-1999); Assistant
Professor, Hobart and William Smith College (1990-1992).
Author of numerous articles and book chapters in theory, human rights, foreign policy
and the Middle East. She is author or editor of the following books Internationalism and Its Betrayal (1995), The Nationalism Reader (1995); History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era (2004, 2008); Human Rights Reader (1997, 2007). Her two human rights books and their second editions were translated
into numerous languages and are widely adopted in human rights courses throughout
the world. The Philadelphia Inquirer ranked her History of Human Rights among the
top ten non-fiction books of 2004.
Micheline Ishay is currently working on two books: The Levant Express: Revolutionary Transformations in the Middle East and The Future of Human Rights. She travels widely in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., where she often gives
talks on international affairs, human rights, political theory and history. She is
often interviewed by international media on current events.
Research and Expertise
International relations, human rights, political theory, history, methodology, sociology,
comparative politics, U.S. foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics
INTS 4940: Introduction to Human Rights
INTS 4942: Human Rights in a Globalized World
INTS 4010: Epistemology
INTS 4822: Contemporary Political Theory
INTS 5895: Prospectus Workshop
INTS 4456: Empire and Human Rights
INTS 4502: Comparative Revolutions
INTS 4947: Human Rights and Security
INTS 4030: Critical Theory
INTS 4710: Topics: Human Rights in the Middle East