Office: 304A Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley
- MA, Georgetown University
- BSFS, Georgetown University
Research and Expertise
Principal areas of research: international relations theory, especially structural theories of international politics and comparative analysis of historical international systems; theory and practice of human rights (with a current emphasis on cross-cultural conceptions of human dignity across history).
- Andrew Mellon Professor and John Evans Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (1992-present)
- University Lecturer, University of Denver (2008)
- Previously taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, College of the Holy Cross, Tulane University, and Mills College
- Visiting Professor at University of Connecticut (2002), Bar-Ilan University (1996), National University Costa Rica (1994), University of the Republic Uruguay (1990)
- Author of several books and more than 80 articles and book chapters.
Donnelly, J. (2006). International human rights (3rd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Donnelly, J. (2003). Universal human rights in theory and practice (2nd ed.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. (Indian edition, 2006; Chinese translation, 2007).
Donnelly, J. (2008). Human rights: Both universal and relative (a reply to Michael Goodhart). Human Rights Quarterly 30, 194-204.
Donnelly, J. (2008). Human rights and social provision. Journal of Human Rights 7, 123-138.
Donnelly, J. (2007). The relative universality of human rights. Human Rights Quarterly 29, 281-306.
Donnelly, J. & Whelan, D. (2007) The west, economic and social rights, and the global human rights regime setting the record straight. Human Rights Quarterly 29, 908-949.
- INTS 4820: Ancient Political Theory
- INTS 4821: Modern Political Theory
- INTS 4875: Human Rights and Foreign Policy
- INTS 4900: International Politics Theory
- INTS 4903: Social Construction of International Society
- INTS 4906: Classics of International Theory
- INTS 4940: Introduction to Human Rights
- INTS 4951: Comparing International Societies