Ian Hurd is Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the International Studies program at Northwestern University. His new work is on the politics of the international rule of law. In 2016-17, Professor Hurd will be a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago working on accountability mechanisms for international institutions. Other research and teaching has been on the law and politics of international organizations, in theory and in practice. His books include After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the UN Security Council and International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice. He co-edited the Oxford Handbook of International Organizations which will appear soon. He has previously been a visiting scholar at WZB in Berlin, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, Sciences Po in Paris, and elsewhere.