Joy Gordon, Senior Global Justice Fellow
Joy Gordon is Professor of Political Philosophy at Fairfield University. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Her areas of research and teaching are political philosophy, international law and global governance, with a focus on economic sanctions. She is
Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions. Harvard University Press (2010)
“Economic Sanctions and Global Governance: The Case of Iraq,” Global Crime, vol. 10, no. 4, November 2009
“Reconsiderando el concepto de derechos humanos,” Temas, no. 59, July-September 2009
“En Irak, la reconstruction aussi est un échec,” Le Monde Diplomatique, Vol. 53, no. 637, April 2007; “Iraq: Follow the Money” (English edition).
“When Unilateralism is Invisible: A Different Perspective on the Oil for Food Scandal,” Global Governance, Vol. 13, no. 1, January-March 2007
“The Accusations Against the Oil for Food Program: The Volcker Reports,” Arab Studies Quarterly, Fall 2006
“Mismanagement in Iraq Goes Beyond Oil-for-Food,” UNA-USA E-News Update, June 20, 2006
“Accountability and Global Governance: The Case of Iraq,” Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring 2006
“Between a Sword and the Wall,” The Interdependent, Summer 2005, Vol. 3, no. 2.
“The United Nations and Oil-for-Food: The Facts Behind the Commission’s Interim Report,” UNA-USA Policy Brief, No. 5, February 2005
“Irak, l’affaire Petrole contre nourriture: La droite américaine diffame les Nations unies,” Le Monde Diplomatique, February 2005 (in English edition, “Iraq: the real sanctions scandal.”)
"Mitos y realidades del ‘Petróleo por Alimentos' ("Myths and Realities of Oil-for-Food")," with George A. Lopez, La Opinion, Jan. 13, 2005.
“The UN is Us: Saddam Hussein’s Silent Partner,” Harper’s Magazine, December 2004
“The Oil for Food ‘Scandal’”, The Nation, November 2004
“Scandals of Oil for Food,” Middle East Report Online, July 2004 http://www.merip.org/mero/mero071904.html
“UN Record in Iraq is Strong,” op-ed article, USA Today, April 4, 2004
February 2003, essay, “When Economic Sanctions Become Weapons of Mass Destruction,” for SSRC web site “Contemporary Conflicts: Imagining Iraq,” http://conconflicts.ssrc.org/iraq/
“Cool War,” Harper’s Magazine, November 2002. Reprinted in Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs, edited by John Pilger.
“Recent Literature on Sanctions,” Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Fall 2002)
“When Intent Makes All the Difference in the World: Economic Sanctions and the Accusation of Genocide,” Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2002
“Chokehold on the World,” review essay on recent literature on economic sanctions, The Nation, January 2001
“Economic Sanctions, Just War Doctrine, and ‘The Fearful Spectacle of the Civilian Dead,’” Cross Currents, Fall 1999
“A Peaceful, Silent, Deadly Remedy: The Ethics of Economic Sanctions,” Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 13, 1999. Reprinted in International Human Rights in Context, ed. Henry Steiner and Philip Alston, 2d ed. (Oxford University Press, 2000)
“Sanctions as Siege Warfare,” The Nation, March 22, 1999. Cited and inserted in its entirety in the Congressional Record, March 23, 1999.