George Ignatieff Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies
Professor Ron Levi holds the George Ignatieff Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies. His research focuses on the internationalization of law and crime, and the social dimensions of how we respond to urban crime, mass violence, and atrocities. Drawing largely on the tradition of Bourdieusian sociology, his current work includes projects on expertise, fields, and justifications in international justice, and claims to recognition in domestic and international legal contexts. He is particularly interested in connecting comparative and historical sociology, the sociology of law, and cultural sociology. Ron also directs the Global Justice Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, a multidisciplinary research laboratory focusing on justice systems under stress and strain. He is a recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the French Government, and is a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen.