Together, the School of Politics & International Studies, University of Leeds and The Hague Institute for Global Justice are engaged in a close research partnership which aims to put the Responsibility to Protect at the center of Europe.
Tessa Alleblas has extensive knowledge of international criminal law, genocide and mass atrocity prevention and response, human rights, and the role of the private sector in mass atrocity prevention. Alleblas has experience with the workings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Tessa Alleblas is a Researcher with the Conflict Prevention Program at The Hague Institute.
Dr. Eamon Aloyo is a political scientist with deep knowledge of topics linked to conflict prevention, the responsibility to protect, humanitarian intervention, and global justice. His interests include the responsibility to protect (R2P), just war theory, global justice, and related issues. He has published in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ethics and International Affairs, Global Constitutionalism, Global Society, and International Theory.
Alex Beresford currently researches South African foreign policy and, in particular, the politics of South Africa’s diplomacy on the African continent. His work is informed by interviews with senior ANC officials and the South African officials responsible for negotiations at the United Nations. His future work will examine Africa’s relationship with the ICC and the Omar al-Bashir controversy.
Lars Berger’s research embraces qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of Islamist terrorism, US domestic, foreign and counterterrorism policies, as well as the domestic and international politics of the Arab and Muslim world (extending to Africa and South Asia insofar as this relates to Islamist terrorist groups and US attempts to counter them).
Graeme Davies recently completed with Rob Johns (Essex) and ESRC funded project on Foreign Policy Attitudes and support for war among the British public. He is currently engaged (with Lars Berger) in research on public attitudes to the use of force in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Ben is completing his PhD – funded by a POLIS Research Studentship – which examines the cases of Cote d’Ivoire, Libya and Syria to assess how tensions over the practice of liberal intervention affect the sustainability of the solidarist society of states typified by R2P, given that R2P legitimates multilateral humanitarian intervention. Ben has served as a Co-Convenor of the British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network and is currently the PGR Rep of the BISA Working Group on Intervention and Responsibility to Protect. Since 2013 he has administered the ESRC funded seminar series project – The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute.
Dr Adrian Gallagher’s research interests lie broadly in International Relations Theory (principally the English School), Genocide and Mass Violence, the Responsibility to Protect and Research Methods. He is Co-Convener of the British International Studies Association Work Group on Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect (IR2PWG) with Dr. Cristina Stefan (University of Leeds) and Dr Aidan Hehir (University of Westminster).
Chloë is co-supervised through the University of Leeds and the White Rose DTC network, and was awarded an ESRC scholarship to complete her PhD in Law at the University of York. Her research examines alternative, humanitarian forms of intervention within the framework of the UN’s Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. In exploring whether and how the R2P norm has been internalised by a liberal state, Chloë’s research considers how the UK’s commitment to the R2P “norm” has potentially shaped the UK’s law and policy concerning the Refugee Protection Regime.
Sam Jarvis is a PhD Research Student at the University of Sheffield, co-supervised through the University of Leeds and the White Rose DTC network, investigating “Moral Progress and its Political Limits: ‘Common Humanity’ as a Driver of State Behaviour”. His research is funded by +3 ESRC White Rose Network Scholarship.
Zain Maulana is a PhD student at the School of Politics and International Studies the University of Leeds. His research focuses on the interaction of norm and states’ behaviour. He is examining the process of the socialisation of the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia.
Ted works in international security studies, broadly defined. Within this field, his interests lie in a number of areas: theoretical security studies, including critical approaches and ‘human security’; intrastate armed conflict, civil war, intervention and political violence; international organizations and multilateralism; and peacebuilding and reconstruction in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies. He is the editor of the journal Civil Wars and a founding executive editor of International Relations of the Asia Pacific.
Professor Jason Ralph is currently engaged in research on a project called the “Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute. The political sustainability of liberal norms in an age of shifting power balances.” It is part funded by an ESRC Seminar Series award, an RCUK award and a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship. He is also involved in the White Rose Consortium “Responsibility to Protect and Humanity: A Study on the Idea of Human Interconnectedness” led by Adrian Gallagher. This research agenda builds on his British Academy Fellowship research, which was held 2012-13.
Dr Cristina Stefan’s research has focused on the evolution and consequences of international norms and institutions, issues related to human rights and civilian protection, and questions pertaining to two responsibilities, to protect and to prosecute. Most recently, she has been interested in the debates surrounding the normative diffusion of the various components of the responsibility to protect agenda.
Cristina’s publications include a monograph on Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Security and Human Rights (Routledge 2011, 2012), and articles in journals such as International Studies Perspectives, Canadian Journal of Political Science, International Studies Journal, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, International Criminal Law Review, Global Governance and Security Dialogue (published as Badescu).
Daniel Wand is a PhD student co-supervised through the University of Leeds and the White Rose DTC network, researching the question of liberal responsibilities in an age of shifting power balances. His research is funded by a +3 ESRC studentship award as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Network Award.
Dr. Abi Williams has extensive knowledge of and experience in the United Nations and peacekeeping, having served as a principal adviser to two Secretaries-General in the UN and in several peacekeeping operations. Dr. Williams has significant experience leading conflict prevention efforts at international organizations, and eminent think-tanks and academic institutions.
Kalina Zhekoa is a PhD student at the University of Leeds researching the Question of International Intervention in US Russian Relations between 2009-2014