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Medlir Mema

Department of International Relations

Associate Professor


  1. 2015 Ph.D. - Political Science, The George Washington University
  2. 2006 M.A. - European Studies/International Economics, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS
  3. 2004 B.A. - Political Science, Utah State University
  4. 2001 A.A. - Pre-law/Political Science, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Teaching and Research Interests:

International Organizations, International (Criminal) Law, Transnational Advocacy Networks

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience


Associate Professor, Tokyo International University


Adjunct Professor, Vesalius College


Senior Associate Research, Institute for European Studies-VUB


Adjunct Professor, Brigham Young University-Idaho


Research Fellow, Swedish National Defense College


Graduate Research Fellow, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Affairs

Fellowship & Grants


Belgian-American Educational Foundation


Swedish Institute Ph.D. Dissertation Scholarship Program


American Consortium on EU Studies PhD Pre-Dissertation Award


GWU Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Conference Grant

Selected Publications/Conference Papers

“The International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect” in Daniel Fiott and Joachim Koop, eds., The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Effectiveness, Palgrave Press, 2014 (with Mathias Holvoet)

“ICC and R2P: Identifying Main Convergences and Possible Conflicts” Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice (edited volume), Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013 (with Mathias Holvoet)

“The ICC and its Deteriorating Relationship with Africa in Light of the Kenya Cases: What Should the EU Position be?” Institute for European Studies-VUB Policy Brief Series, Brussels, Belgium (November 2013)

“The UN General Assembly Vote Upgrading the Status of Palestine and Its Implications for a Possible Role of the ICC” Institute for European Studies-VUB Policy Brief Series, Brussels, Belgium (June 2013)

Institute for International Strategy