International Relations, Global Studies, International Law, International Institutions, European Union


Mark A. Pollack is Professor of Political Science and Law and Jean Monnet Chair at Temple University, in Philadelphia, where he also serves as Director of Global Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy before coming to Temple.  

He is the author of two books, The Engines of European Integration (Oxford University Press, 2003), and co-author (with Gregory C. Shaffer) of When Cooperation Fails (Oxford University Press, May 2009).  He is also editor or co-editor of eight books, including most recently Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations (with Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Cambridge University Press, 2013), and Policy-Making in the European Union, 7th edition (with Helen Wallace and Alasdair Young, Oxford University Press, 2015).  His most recent work on international courts has appeared in journals such as The American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the Michigan Journal of International Law, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law.

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Publications

  • Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack.  “The Judicial Trilemma,” American Journal of International Law, Vol. 11, No. 2 (September 2017), pp. 225-276.
  • Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack.  “Experimenting with International Law,” European Journal of International Law, Vol. 28, No. 4 (November 2017), pp. 13171340,
  • Mark A. Pollack.  “Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and the International Legal Order,” International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 13, No. 4 (October 2015), pp. 873-900.
  • Manfred Elsig and Mark A. Pollack.  “Agents, Trustees, and International Courts: The Politics of Judicial Appointment at the World Trade Organization,” European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 2 (June 2014), pp. 391-415.

Courses Taught

Global Studies

  • GBST 2096:  Introduction to Global Studies
  • GBST 4096:  Global Studies Capstone Research Seminar

Political Science

  • POLS 2314:  International Law
  • POLS 2331:  International Organizations
  • POLS 3331:  Politics of the European Union
  • POLS 8301:  International Relations Graduate Seminar
  • POLS 8304:  International Law and Organizations