Jennifer Welsh

Jennifer Welsh

(BA (Saskatchewan) MPhil DPhil (Oxon))

Professor in International Relations, co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Fellow of Somerville College
(01865) 270649
Somerville College

Professor Jennifer Welsh is currently on leave from Oxford and currently based at the European University Institute

I am a Professor in International Relations and a Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford. I offer courses to undergraduates and graduate students in various sub-fields of International Relations; act as supervisor to masters and doctoral students; and sit on a variety of College and Departmental Committees. I am also the co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict.

Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect; United Nations Security Council; International Relations Theory and Normative Theory; Canadian Foreign Policy

Political Theory United Nations International relations Responsibility to protect Violence security and conflict

M.Phil. in International Relations (Core Theory Paper, Classical Theories of IR, International Normative Theory) PPE (IR 214, IR 213)


2008 Co-editor (with Vaughan Lowe, Adam Roberts, and Dominik Zaum), The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945 (Oxford University Press)

2007 Co-editor (with Ngaire Woods), Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in Canadas Aid Program (Wilfred LaurierUniversity Press)

2004 Author, At Home in the World: Canadas Global Vision for the 21st Century (HarperCollins)
(Nominated for the Annual Canadian Political Science Association 2005 book of the year)

2004 Editor, Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations (Oxford University Press)

1999 Co-editor (with David Fidler), Empire and Community: Edmund Burkes 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. Martins Press)


2011, Who Should Act? Collective Responsibility and the Responsibility to Protect, in The Routledge Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect,, edited by Frazer Egerton and Andy Knight (New York: Routledge).

2011, A Normative case for pluralism: Reassessing Vincents views on humanitarian intervention, International Affairs, Vol. 87, No. 5

2011, Civilian Protection in Libya: Putting Coercion and Controversy back into RtoP, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 25, No. 3

2010, Implementing The Responsibility to Protect: Where expectations meet reality, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 4

2010, co-author, International Law and the Responbility to Protect: Clarifying or Expanding States Responsibilities?, Global Responsibility to Protect, Vol. 2, No. 3

Canada and the World, in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics, edited by John Courtney and David E. Smith(New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2009)

Summer 2009, co-author, The Imperative to Rebuild: Assessing the Normative Case for Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 23, No. 2

The Rwanda Effect: Development and Endorsement of the Responsibility to Protect, in After Genocide, edited by Phil Clark and Zachary Kaufman (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009)

The Security Council and Humanitarian Intervention, in The United Nations Security Council and War, edited by Vaughan Lowe, Adam Roberts, Jennifer Welsh and Dominik Zaum (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Edmund Burkes Theory of International Order: The Debate between Realism and Rationalism, in The Realist Tradition and Contemporary International Relations, edited by David Clinton(Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007)

The Responsibility to Protect: Securing the Individual in International Society, in Security and Human Rights, edited by Benjamin Goold and Liora Lazarus(Oxford: Hart, 2007)

Autumn, 2006 The 2005 International Policy Statement: Leading with identity?, International Journal, Vol. 61, No. 4

Reality and Canadian Foreign Policy, in Canada Among Nations: Split Images, edited by Andrew F. Cooper and Dane Rowlands (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2005)

Autumn, 2004 Canada in the 21st Century: Beyond Dominion and Middle Power, The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 376

Authorising Humanitarian Intervention, in The United Nations and Global Security, edited by Richard Price and Mark Zacher (New York: Palgrave, 2004)

North American Citizenship: Possibilities and Limits, in The Art of the State: Thinking North America, edited by Thomas Courchene, Donald J. Savoie and Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2004)

Taking Consequences Seriously: Objections to Humanitarian Intervention in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations, edited by Jennifer Welsh(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Spring, 2003 I is for Ideology: Conservatism and International Affairs, Global Society, Vol. 17, No. 2

Autumn, 2002 Co-author, The Responsibility to Protect: Assessing the Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, International Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4
Reprinted in International Commissions and the Power of Ideas, edited by Ramesh Thakur, Andrew F. Cooper, and John English (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2005)

Autumn, 2002 From Right to Responsibility: Humanitarian Intervention and International Society, Global Governance, Vol. 8, No. 4

Spring, 2000 Is a North American Generation Emerging?, Isuma,
Vol. 1, No. 1

Edmund Burke and the Commonwealth of Europe: The Cultural Bases of International Order, in Classical Theories of International Relations, edited by Ian Clark and Iver Neumann (Macmillan, 1996)

June, 1991 Co-author, The role of the other in European self definition: an addendum to the literature on International Society, Review of International Studies, Vol. 17

Canadian foreign policy; United Nations reform

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