Dr. Mark Kersten is a postdoctoral fellow, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He holds a PhD and MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Guelph. His research focuses on the politics and effects of interventions by the International Criminal Court (ICC). In 2011, Mark founded the blog Justice in Conflict, which regularly publishes articles on the challenges of pursuing transitional justice in the context of ongoing violent political conflicts. He has taught courses on genocide studies, the politics of international law, diplomacy, and conflict and peace studies at the London School of Economics and SOAS. In 2016, Oxford University Press published Mark’s book, Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court’s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace. In addition, Mark is the Director of Research for the Wayamo Foundation, and has previously been a Research Associate at the Refugee Law Project in Uganda and as a researcher at Justice Africa in London.
- Kersten, Mark, “Justice in Conflict”, Oxford University Press, 2016
- Kersten, Mark, “Justice After War: The International Criminal Court and post-Gaddafi Libya” in Fisher, Kirsten J., and Robert Stewart, Transitional justice and the Arab Spring, Routledge (2015): 188-208.
- Kersten, Mark, “Between justice and politics: the ICC’s intervention in Libya,” in De Vos, Christian, Sara Kendall, and Carsten Stahn, Contested Justice: The Politics and Practice of International Criminal Court Interventions, Cambridge University Press (2015).
- Kersten, Mark, “Peace, justice and politics in Northern Uganda,” European Council on Foreign Relations (2013).