Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya
Dr. Asif Efrat is assistant professor of government at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel. His research examines international cooperation, agreements, and institutions in the area of crime and law enforcement. Among other topics, he has studied the international efforts against arms trafficking, looting of antiquities, the organ trade, and fraud in international child adoption. Asif earned an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. His book, Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder, was published by Oxford University Press, and his articles have appeared in journals such as International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the European Journal of International Relations, and the American Journal of Transplantation. Prior to joining the IDC, Asif taught at Cornell Law School.
- “Global Efforts against Human Trafficking: The Misguided Conflation of Sex, Labor, and Organ Trafficking,” International Studies Perspectives, forthcoming
- “Combating the Kidney Commerce: Civil Society against Organ Trafficking in Pakistan and Israel,” British Journal of Criminology 53:5 (2013)
- Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2012)
- “Toward Internationally Regulated Goods: Controlling the Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons,” International Organization 64:1 (2010)