Ian Hurd is a scholar of the politics of international law and organizations at Northwestern University. His work examines legality and illegality in international affairs as a matter of history, politics, and public policy. A leading scholar of IR theory, he is an associate professor of political science and director of the International Studies Program at Northwestern. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals on law, politics, and global affairs. His academic work appears in leading journals, edited collections, and several single-authored books and he contributes regularly to public media on international affairs. Upcoming work a series of works on the international rule of law, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (co-edited 2016).