Herman T. Salton is an associate professor of international relations at the Asian University for Women, a liberal arts college in Chittagong, Bangladesh, that is supported by a foundation based in Cambridge, Mass. The university promotes gender equality and draws students from Asia and the Middle East.
Salton, who is Italian-born, was educated at the Universities of Trento in Italy; Auckland in New Zealand; in Wales; and at Oxford. He was an officer at the Icelandic Human Rights Center in Reykjavik; and briefly worked for the under secretary-general of the UN Department of Political Affairs. Salton's latest book, "Dangerous Diplomacy," reassesses the role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda. It was published by Oxford University Press in August 2017.