Department of Political Science


Andrew M. Bell

Visiting Research Fellow at CUSP





Andrew M. Bell is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre on US Politics (CUSP) at UCL and an Assistant Professor at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. His current research examines the effect of international humanitarian law and norms of restraint on combatant conduct toward civilians during war. Bell earned a PhD in political science from Duke University specializing in security and conflict studies, a JD-MA from the University of Virginia School of Law specializing in international law, and an MTS from Duke Divinity School specializing in ethics and just war theory. He has held fellowships with the US Naval Academy and the International Committee of the Red Cross, and he has served as an active duty and reserve officer in the US Air Force with service in Iraq and Afghanistan.


  • US security policy
  • International law
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Urban warfare and counterinsurgency 
  • Ethics in war