Gary J. Bass

Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Affiliated Faculty

 115 Bendheim Hall




Bass is the author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf)Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Knopf)and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press). The Blood Telegram was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award, the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award, the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations' Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize. The Blood Telegram was also a New York Times and Washington Post notable book of the year, and a best book of the year in The EconomistFinancial TimesThe New Republic, and Kirkus ReviewsFreedom's Battle was a New York Times notable book of the year and a Washington Post best book of the year.

Bass has written articles for Philosophy & Public Affairs, The Yale Journal of International Law, The Michigan Law Review, Daedalus, NOMOS, and other journals, as well as numerous book chapters in edited volumes.  A former reporter for The Economist, he has written often for The New York Times, as well as writing for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New RepublicForeign AffairsForeign Policy, and other publications. He was awarded the Stanley Kelley teaching prize in Princeton's politics department.