Deputy Director of Institute of Global Governance, UCL

Dr Tom Pegram is Lecturer in Global Governance and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Global Governance. Prior to joining UCL in September 2013, he was Assistant Professor in Political Science (International Relations) at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the Policy Institute. Dr Pegram has held research fellowships at New York University and Harvard University Law Schools and holds a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.


Tom’s research interests include global governance, human rights, international organisations and the transgovernmental politics of domestic compliance. He has particular expertise in the study of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and is the co-editor with Ryan Goodman of the book ‘Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions’ published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. Tom’s research has featured in the journals Oxford Development Studies, Human Rights Quarterly and the Journal of Latin American Studies and he currently serves on the editorial board of Global Governance. Tom also has extensive practical experience working policy-makers and practitioners at the local and international level, including the UN OHCHR, Amnesty International and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. He is the author of various book chapters, policy intervention reports, and his articles have appeared in The Guardian and The Irish Times.

Ryan Goodman & Thomas Pegram (eds.) Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2012)


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    Deputy Director of Institute of Global Governance , University College London