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Scott Straus University of California, Berkeley, USA

Scott Straus is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published multiple books that pertain to genocide, human rights, and African politics, notably Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Genocide, and Leadership in Modern Africa (Cornell, 2015), which won the 2018 Grawemeyer Prize for Improving World Order, and The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda (Cornell, 2006). He also co-authored International Studies: Global Forces, Interactions, and Tensions (Sage, 2nd ed., 2022). You can learn more about him and his work here: