- International Relations
Bass is the author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and won the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations' Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize; Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Knopf); and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press). The Blood Telegram was a New York Times and Washington Post notable book of the year, and a best book of the year in The Economist, Financial Times, The New Republic, and Kirkus Reviews. Freedom's Battle was a New York Times notable book of the year and a Washington Post best book of the year.
Bass has written academic articles and book chapters on human rights and international justice. A former reporter for The Economist, he has written often for The New York Times, as well as writing for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and other publications. He was awarded the Stanley Kelley teaching prize in Princeton's politics department.
Ph.D., Harvard University.