Professor Antonia Chayes

Professor of Practice in International Politics and Law

Antonia Chayes is Professor of Practice in International Politics and Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She taught at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, and the Harvard Law School. As a Board member of United Technologies Corporation for 21 years, she chaired its Public Issues Review Committee, and served on its Executive Committee until retiring in 2002.  Chayes was Vice Chair and Senior Consultant of Conflict Management Group (CMG), a non-profit international dispute resolution organization. She was a mediator of corporate disputes for JAMS/ENDISPUTE, for eight years. During the Carter Administration she was Assistant and later, Under Secretary of the US Air Force, where she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.  She has served on several Federal Commissions, including the Vice President’s White House Aviation Safety and Security Commission, and the Commission on Roles and Missions of the United States Armed Forces.  She has also practiced law in a Boston law firm.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has served as a consultant to the Office of Compliance, Adviser, Ombudsman of IFC and MIGA of the World Bank and served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law since 2009. She is the author of a number of books and articles. Her most recent publication is “How American Treaty Behavior Threatens National Security” in 33 International Security, 45 (2008). A new article: Chapter VII ½: Is Jus Post Bellum Possible? has been published g in The European Jnl of International Law.

Books include:

Antonia Chayes and Martha Minow, Eds  Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Conflict (San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass 2003)

Chayes and Chayes Planning for Intervention: International Cooperation in Conflict Management (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999)

Chayes, Chayes, Arbatov, and Olson, eds. Preventing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997)

Chayes and Chayes, eds. Preventing Conflict in the Post-Communist World: Mobilizing International and Regional Organizations (Washington, DC: Brookings, 1996).Chayes and George T. Raach, eds.Peace Operations: Developing and American Strategy (Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 1995)

Chayes and Chayes, The New Sovereignty: Compliance with International Regulating Agreements (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995)

Chayes and Doty, eds. Defending Deterrence: Managing the ABM Treaty Regime Into the 21st Century  (New York, NY: Brassey’s, 1989)

She was honored with the Radcliffe Alumnae Award in recognition of her career of distinguished service.  She received her B.A. from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, attended Yale Law School, and received the J.D. from George Washington University. She is the mother of five; grandmother of nine, and widow of the late Abram Chayes.

Contact information:

Telephone: 617-627-2290
Fax: 617-627-3712
Office: Cabot 511

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