Professor Denise Garcia is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the International Affairs program, and a Global Resilience Institute Faculty at Northeastern University in Boston and a Nobel Peace Institute Fellow, Oslo (2017). She researches on International Law, and the questions of lethal robotics and Artificial Intelligence, global governance of security, and the formation of new international norms and their impact on peace and security.She is the recipient of Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016. In 2017, Garcia was appointed to the International Panel for the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (IPRAW/ German Institute for International and Security Affairs by the Germany’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs).In 2016, she was one of the experts to testify to the United Nations on the question of lethal autonomous weapons and their impact on peace and security.  Author of Small Arms and Security – New Emerging International Norms, and Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security – Norms, Regimes, and Moral Progress in International Relations, her articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the European Journal of International Security, International Affairs, Ethics & International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Global Policy Journal, International Relations, and elsewhere.She is proud to have held the title: Sadeleer Family Research Faculty at Northeastern (2011-2016). Prior to joining the faculty of Northeastern University in 2006 (tenured in 2013), Garcia held a three-year appointment at Harvard, at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the World Peace Foundation’s Intra-State Conflict Program. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations—Institut des Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement (Graduate Institute for International Studies and Development), University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is the vice-chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations and the Global South Unit for Mediation in Rio de Janeiro. A native of Brazil, Garcia is a devoted yogi, her hobbies include travel and surfing.  Please visit her page on Foreign Affairs:  &
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This picture was taken at the United Nations Library in Geneva. I have on my right Beatrice Fihn, the Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Nobel Peace Laureate 2017. We are with my students from my annual Northeastern University United Nations course held in June 2017.