Patrick Quinton-Brown

Mr Patrick Quinton-Brown

Research topic:
The Non-Aligned Movement and the Legitimate Use of Force

Research Themes:
United Nations Human rights Global governance History International law International relations Responsibility to protect Violence security and conflict 

Academic Profile

My current research centres on the Non-Aligned Movement and the legitimate use of force during the Cold War. I engage in historiographical debate over the legacy of the so-called ‘Third World’ in eroding and reshaping international normative structures in the context of decolonisation.

More generally, I am interested in the Responsibility to Protect in international society and the history of political thought, with particular reference to just war theory, human rights, sovereignty, and intervention. I also have philosophical and IR-theory interests in norm contestation, the nature of interpretation and historical explanation, and speech acts.

Before starting my doctorate, I completed an MPhil in International Relations (Distinction, St Antony's) at Oxford, and a BA in International Relations (Gold Medal in the Arts, Trinity) at the University of Toronto.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

I teach courses in political science, history, and IR to undergraduate students.


Department of Politics and International Relations Studentship (2016-2018)

William and Nona Heaslip Trinity-St. Antony's Scholarship (2016-2018)

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship (2015)

National W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship (2014)

John A. Moss Scholarship (2014)

Governor General’s Medal, University of Toronto (2014)

The Chancellor’s Gold Medal in the Arts, Trinity College, Toronto (2014)

Ambassador Kenneth Taylor Prize (2014)

University of Toronto National Scholarship, St. Clair Balfour III Scholar (2010-2014)

National TD Canada Trust Scholarship (2010-2014)