Ian Hurd is Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the International Studies program at Northwestern University. His current research is on the politics of the idea of the international rule of law. His past work on the law and politics of international organizations has appeared in leading journals and as the books After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the UN Security Council (2008) and International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice (2011/2013). Professor Hurd has been a visiting scholar at WZB in Berlin, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, Sciences Po in Paris, and the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, and elsewhere.