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Associate Professor in Global Governance and Deputy Director of UCL Global Governance Institute, UCL

Dr Tom Pegram is Associate Professor in Global Governance and the Deputy Director of the UCL Global Governance Institute. 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 the theoretical and empirical study of global governance, with a focus on the UN human rights regime and national human rights institutions. Recent books include: Major Works Collection: Global Governance II, Routledge (2018) (with D. Coen) and Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions, Cambridge University Press (2012) (with R. Goodman). His work has also featured in leading journals in the field, including International Organization, The American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Relations, Governance and Human Rights Quarterly. He sits on the editorial board of the journal International Studies Quarterly. He currently holds a grant from the EU Framework for Research and Innovation to investigate global environmental politics post-the 2015 Paris Agreement climate accord. 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.

D. Coen and T. Pegram (eds.), Major Works Collection: Global Governance II (London: Routledge Press, 2018).


  • –present
    Deputy Director of Institute of Global Governance , University College London