Christian Reus-Smit holds the Chair in International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia. Among his books, he is the author of International Relations: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2020 In Press), On Cultural Diversity (Cambridge 2018); Individual Rights and the Making of the International System (Cambridge 2013), American Power and World Order (Polity 2004) and The Moral Purpose of the State (Princeton 1999); co-author of Special Responsibilities in World Politics (Cambridge 2012); editor of The Politics of International Law (Cambridge 2004); and co-editor of Culture and Order in World Politics (Cambridge: 2020 In Press), and The Globalization of International Society (Oxford 2017).
Professor Reus-Smit is an editor of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations books series, a General Editor of a twelve volume series of Oxford Handbooks of International Relations, and was, from 2012 to 2019, an editor of the leading journal International Theory. Prior to joining the University of Queensland, Professor Reus-Smit held Chairs at the European University Institute and the Australian National University (where he was Head of the Department of International Relations from 2001 to 2010). Professor Reus-Smit was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Science in Australia in 2008, and was Vice-President of the International Studies Association for 2013-2014. Professor Reus-Smit is a Professorial Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies, London.