Brian Greenhill

Expert in how economic and political globalization affects human rights, conflict and environmental outcomes.

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Brian Greenhill

Associate Professor
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Political Science

International relations; human rights; international organization; environmental outcomes; climate change; political globalization

Campus phone: 518-442-5238
Campus email: [email protected]


Brian Greenhill is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the ways in which economic and political globalization affects human rights, conflict, and environmental outcomes. 

Greenhill's book, 'Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices,' was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, and the American Journal of Political Science.

Before joining Rockefeller College, Greenhill had taught in the Government Department at Dartmouth College. Greenhill holds a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford.

Greenhill teaches courses on global governance, human rights, international relations and quantitative methods.

Visit Greenhill's website for the latest information on his research.