Thomas Weiss

Distinguished Fellow, Global Governance

Areas of expertise: Global Immigration, Global Security, Policy & Politics


Thomas G. Weiss is a distinguished resident fellow of global governance at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs while on sabbatical leave as a presidential professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

Weiss is also a co-chair at Cultural Heritage at Risk Project and J. Paul Getty Trust, and an eminent scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, chair of the Academic Council on the UN System, editor of Global Governance, and research director of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. He has written extensively about multilateralism, international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development. He is a former Andrew Carnegie fellow and served as president of the International Studies Association. In 2016, he received the Distinguished IO Scholar Award. His latest single-authored book, Would the World Be Better without the UN? (2018), explores the history of the United Nations and its achievements and failures. 

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