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Jonathan Crock (pronouns: he, him, his) teaches at American University, School of International Service and is an expert in democracy and human rights law. He researches the human right to democratic decision-making, including new developments in rights of direct political democracy, environmental democracy, workplace democracy, democratic control of technology, and the right to democratic decision-making in global governance. His research focuses on how innovations in democracy that shift power can help in peace-building and dismantling neocolonialism and systemic racism, sexism, and classism.


Professor Crock has given talks at Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Michigan, Cornell Law School, University of Melbourne Law School (Australia), Georgetown University Law Center, University of Maryland School of Law, The New School, University of London (England), University of Dundee (Scotland), University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of California—Santa Barbara, Fordham University, College of William & Mary, Rutgers University, and American University, among others. He is completing his Ph.D. at Leiden University, Grotius Center for International Legal Studies (Netherlands). He has a master’s in international human rights law (Oxford), LL.B. law degree (London), certificat universitaire in international relations and conflict analysis (Louvain), and bachelor’s in politics and international relations (London).

Professor Crock's previous experience includes working at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of War Crimes Issues, U.S. Institute of Peace, Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Agency for International Development, Supreme Court of the United States, and as a foreign policy advisor on U.S. presidential campaigns. He previously taught at George Washington University and the College of William & Mary. He has lived, worked, and traveled in over 80 countries and speaks French, Russian, and Polish.

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