Max Pensky is Co-Director of the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) at Binghamton University, the State University of New York, United States, where he is also a Professor of Philosophy. He oversees multiple research initiatives at I-GMAP, including projects on forced displacement and international refugee law. His published research focuses on international criminal law, transitional justice, and political theory. His books include Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory (University of Chicago Press, 2018) (with Wendy Brown and Peter Gordon), The Ends of Solidarity (State University of New York Press, 2009), and Melancholy Dialectics: Walter Benjamin and the Play of Mourning (University of Massachusetts Pr, 1993). He has held fellowships at Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Cornell University, and Oxford University.