Jennifer Welsh

Senior Research Fellow; Professor in International Relations

Jennifer Welsh is a Professor in International Relations and a Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford.

She offers courses to undergraduates and graduate students in various sub-fields of International Relations; acts as supervisor to masters and doctoral students; and sits on a variety of College and Departmental Committees. Jennifer is also the co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict within the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. She was previously the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.


2016 Author, The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century (House of Anansi Press Inc.)

2015 Co-editor, The Responsibility to Prevent: Overcoming the Challenges of Atrocity Prevention (Oxford University Press)

2013 Co-editor, Just and Unjust Military Intervention: European Political Thought from Vitoria to Mill (Cambridge University Press)

2008 Co-editor, The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945 (Oxford University Press)

2007 Co-editor, Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in Canada’s Aid Program (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)

2004 Author, At Home in the World: Canada’s Global Vision for the 21st Century (HarperCollins)

2003 Editor, Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations (Oxford University Press)

1999 Co-editor, Empire and Community: Edmund Burke’s Writings and Speeches on International Relations (Westview Press)

1998 Co author, Chips & Pop: Decoding the Nexus Generation (Malcolm Lester Books)

1995 Author, Edmund Burke and International Relations (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press)

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