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Charli Carpenter

Charli Carpenter is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Legal Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, specializing in international law and human security. Her teaching and research interests include the protection of civilians, laws of war, humanitarian affairs, humanitarian disarmament, global advocacy networks, political violence and the role of pop culture in global security. She has published three books and numerous journal articles, has served as a consultant for the United Nations, State Department, Department of Defense and human rights NGO community, and regularly contributes to Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. In addition to teaching and research, Carpenter spends her time parenting, traveling, arguing with concentration camp guards, kayaking, snowboarding and rescuing spiders.