Professor of Political Science
Emeritus, Political Science
Areas of Expertise
International ethics and global governance, the United Nations and the maintenance of peace and security, and peace and world order studies
A senior fellow of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Johansen specializes in issues of international ethics and global governance, the United Nations and the maintenance of peace and security, and peace and world order studies. Through an institutional grant from the United States Institute of Peace, his current research focuses on enhancing U.N. peacekeeping and enforcement. He also is studying the role of non-governmental organizations in promoting compliance with international humanitarian law and the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court, under a grant from the Aspen Institute. His major publications include “The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy” and “Toward an Alternative Security System: Moving Beyond the Balance of Power in the Search for World Security,” and he co-edited “The Constitutional Foundations of World Peace.”
How Can We Teach Peace in the Face of Terrorism, Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Gross Violations of Human Rights?