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David Mendeloff

Associate Professor

Phone:613-520-2600 x 1373
Office:Loeb Building D383

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Public Affairs

David Mendeloff is Associate Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University. He is also faculty associate of Carleton’s Institute of European and Russian Studies (EURUS) and the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies (CSIDS), and served as Director of NPSIA’s Centre for Security and Defence Studies from 2006-15. Since 2018 he has served as Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Public Affairs. His research examines the theory and practice of international and transitional justice, with a particular focus on the impact of accountability mechanisms — international and domestic prosecutions, truth commissions, vetting — on wartime civilian violence, war termination, peace processes, and post-war statebuilding, democratization, rule of law development, and human rights protections. His current research examines the ICC’s ability to act as a nonviolent coercive instrument against wars crimes and atrocities in ongoing civil wars. At NPSIA, he teaches courses in international conflict analysis, post-conflict peacebuilding and statebuilding, and transitional justice. Mendeloff holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a B.A. (Hons) in international relations from the Claremont Colleges (Pitzer College).


Causes and prevention of war; Nationalist, ethnic and identity conflict; Post-conflict peacebuilding and state reconstruction; Transitional Justice