Antonia Chayes is Professor of Practice in International Politics and Law at The Fletcher School. Previously she served as Vice Chair of Conflict Management Group (CMG), an international nonprofit dispute resolution organization. Her expertise include international treaties, international security, and arms control (especially civil military relations).
Antonia Chayes is Professor of Practice in International Politics and Law at The Fletcher School.
She previously taught at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Law School, and was Vice Chair of Conflict Management Group (CMG), an international nonprofit dispute resolution organization. She mediated corporate disputes for JAMS/Endispute. As Board member of United Technologies Corporation for 21 years, she chaired its Public Issues Review Committee, and served on its Executive Committee until 2002.
She has served on several Federal Commissions, including the Vice President’s White House Aviation Safety and Security Commission, and the Commission on Roles and Missions of the United States Armed Forces. During the Carter Administration she was Assistant and later, Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, where she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
She specializes in international treaties, international security, arms control (especially civil military relations), conflict management and peacebuilding, international organizations, nuclear strategy, and nuclear weapons.
She is the author of a number of books and articles. Her latest book, Borderless Wars: Civil-Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty, received a 2016 PROSE award in the law category of the American Society of Publishers: Before that, The New Sovereignty (with Abram Chayes) has been often used and cited academically. Her recent articles include ‘Is Jus Post Bellum Possible?’ (European Journal of International Law, 2013); ‘How American Treaty Behavior Threatens National Security’ (International Security, 2008).
She received an L.L.B. from George Washington University, and a B.A. from Radcliffe College, Harvard University.