John D. Ciorciari is an associate professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, where he directs the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South, particularly in the Asia-Pacific. He is the author of The Limits of Alignment (2010) and co-author of Hybrid Justice (2014). His current research focuses on governance interventions in fragile and failing states. He has been an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, an Asia Society Fellow, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford and the Hoover Institution, a policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of International Affairs, and an associate at the international law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He holds a BA and JD from Harvard and MPhil and DPhil from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.