Andrew Bell’s research interests focus on international security, international law, the law of armed conflict/international humanitarian law, humanitarian intervention, urban warfare, counterinsurgency, and ethics in war. His current research examines the effect of the international humanitarian law and norms of restraint on combatant conduct toward civilians during war.

Research Topics:

  • Law of armed conflict
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Military culture
  • Civilian victimization
  • Ethics in war
  • International law
  • Political Violence


Middle Eastern Studies, Russian, International Studies, International Studies
PhD, Duke University, Political Science, 2015
MA, Duke University, Political Science, 2012
MTS, Duke University, Ethics and Just War Theory, 2008
MA, University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 2001
JD, University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 2001
AB, Duke University, Public Policy Studies and History, 1998