Donald McNemar

  • Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Global Studies
  • Ph.D. Princeton University
  • B.A. Earlham College
  • Office: Morison Hall - 279 | 781.891.3477 |
  • Department Phone: 781.891.2691 | Department Fax: 781.891.2172

Teaching Interests

International Relations;
International Organizations;
Global Regions;
Model United Nations

Research Interests

International Law and Organizations;
United Nations;
Globalization and Human Rights

Consulting/Practice Interests

Non Governmental Organizations;
People to People Diplomacy;
Model United Nations Programs


Don McNemar teaches International Relations, International Organizations, and United Nations courses. His research is on international law and international organizations. He has served as a consultant to organizations working at the UN.
Previously he has taught at Dartmouth College, served as
Headmaster of Phillips Academy, Andover, MA and been the President of Guilford College, a Quaker college in North Carolina.

Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Honored at UNICEF Reception, UNICEF
  • 2015, Outstanding Fan , Bentley University Hockey Team
  • 2014, International Education Photo Contest--Best Landscape Photo, International Education Program
  • 2014, Joseph M Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising and Mentoring, Bentley University
  • 2014, Falcon Award for Faculty and Staff, Student Affairs at Bentley University
  • 2012, Bentley Campus Celebrity, Her Campus Website
  • 2012, Outstanding Alumni Award, Earlham College, Richmond IN
  • 2007, Bentley Curricular Service-Learning Faculty Award
  • 2005, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
  • Publications

    Journal Articles

  • McNemar, D. W. (1970). Intervention and the Developing States--A Comment. American Journal of International Law, (63) 2 306-11.
  • McNemar, D. W. (1970). The Post-Independence War in the Congo. Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, (April) 13-18.


  • McNemar, D. W., Sklar, H. (2004). Putting Dignity and Rights at the Heart of the Global Economy. 118. Philadelphia, PA: American Friends Service Committee

  • Book Chapters

  • McNemar, D. W., Lyons, G. M., Baldwin, D. A. (1977). The 'Politicization' Issue in the UN Specialized Agencies In Kay, David A, (Eds.) The Changing United Nations. 22. New York: Academy of Political Science
  • McNemar, D. W. (1976). United Nations Peacekeeping: An Alternative for Future Vietnams In Falk, Richard A, (Eds.) The Vietnam War and International Law:The Concluding Phase?. 20. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press
  • McNemar, D. W. (1976). United States Policy toward the United Nations In Baldwin, David A, (Eds.) . Hanover, NH: University Press of New England
  • McNemar, D. W. (1973). Youth Participation in United Nations Decision-Making In Murdoch, A.J, Andemicael, B, (Eds.) . 8. New York, NY: United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • McNemar, D. W. (1972). The Future Role of International Institutions In Falk, Richard A, Black, Cyril E, (Eds.) . 31. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press
  • McNemar, D. W. (1971). The Postindependence War in the Congo In Falk, Richard A, (Eds.) . 58. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press

  • Presentations

  • McNemar, D. W. (2018). “No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform That Brought Gay Rights to the Masses” Presented at the Concord Public Library Panel on Gay Rights in Schools Concord, MA
  • McNemar, D. W. (2016). Presented at the State Street Foundation Global Business Ethics Symposium and Teaching Workshop Bentley University
  • McNemar, D. W. (2012). “Panel of College Presidents on Higher Education Today” Presented at the Friends Association for Higher Education Annual Conference Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
  • McNemar, D. W. (2012). “People to People Diplomacy” Presented at the Moses Brown School TEDx Conference Providence, RI
  • McNemar, D. W., Kellogg, D. M. (2011). “The Educational Entrepreneur in Developing Societies” Presented at the INSEAD and Academy of Business in Society 10th Annual EABIS Colloquium 2011 INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
  • Service

    Department Service

  • Committee Member for Student Engagement/Event Committee of GLS Department 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for Student Engagement/Events Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for Curriculum/GLS Major Review Committee 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Curriculum Committee 2012 - 2014
  • Mentor (Student) for Internship 2013 - 2013
  • Committee Member for Learning Assessment Committee 2011 - 2013
  • Committee Member for GLS Department Curriculum Comm 2010 - 2011
  • University Service

  • Committee Member for Diversity Council 2009 - Present
  • Student Organization Advisor for Bentley Model United Nations Program 2004 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Data Subcommittee for Diversity Council 2014 - 2018
  • Task Force Member for EQUIS Working Group 2015 - 2016
  • Guest Speaker for Cultural Transition Program - 2015
  • Committee Member for Faculty Group on Ghana Program 2008 - 2015
  • Met with Counselors from Exchange Schools when they visited campus for NAFSA Counselors from Exchange Schools - 2015
  • Committee Member for Recruitment Committee for Director of the Center for International Students and Scholars 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for First Year Seminar Review Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Chair for Diversity Council Subcommittee on Progress 2013 - 2013
  • Committee Member for Global Living Center Committee 2009 - 2013
  • Committee Member for EQUIS Accreditation Task Force 2010 - 2011