About


Professor Simon Chesterman is Provost’s Chair and Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law.

Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Simon’s teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme.

Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Simon is the author or editor of nineteen books, including Data Protection Law in Singapore (Academy, 2018), Law and Practice of the United Nations (OUP, 2016), and One Nation Under Surveillance (OUP, 2011).

He is a recognized authority on international law, whose work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority — including the rules and institutions of global governance, state-building and post-conflict reconstruction, the changing role of intelligence agencies, and the emerging role of artificial intelligence and big data. He also writes on legal education and higher education more generally.

Simon is also the author of the Raising Arcadia trilogy of young adult mysteries.

For contact details, visit the NUS Law Web site.