Mark Berlin
Mark Berlin, Ph.D.Marquette University

Wehr Physics Hall, 415

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6841

Assistant Professor

Political Science

Mark Berlin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science.  He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of California, Irvine.  His work explores the politics of international law, with a particular focus on issues related to criminal accountability for violations of human rights and the laws of war.  Prof. Berlin's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, and he was formerly a guest researcher at the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. He teaches courses on international law, international organizations, and human rights. Prof. Berlin also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, and before pursuing his graduate studies, worked as a music producer and recording engineer in Chicago.

Courses Taught

  • POSC 4601 International Law
  • POSC 4611 International Organizations
  • POSC 4931 Topics in Political Science: The Politics of Torture

Research Interests

Prof. Berlin is currently working on a book manuscript that examines how and why countries around the globe since WWII have incorporated international legal prohibitions against war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity into their domestic legal systems. His other projects have examined the design of human rights treaties and state compliance with international criminal tribunals. 


  • Berlin, Mark. 2016. "Why (not) Arrest? Third-party State Compliance and Noncompliance with International Criminal Tribunals." Forthcoming in Journal of Human Rights.
  • Berlin, Mark. 2013. "From Pirates to Pinochet: Universal Jurisdiction for Torture." In The Politics of the Globalization of Law: Getting from Rights to Justice, edited by Alison Brysk. New York: Routledge.

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