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Rita Abrahamsen

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Ottawa

Rita

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Rita Abrahamsen is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS). Her research interests are in African politics, security and development, security privatization and postcolonial theory. She is the author (with M.C. Williams) of Security Beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and the Good Governance Agenda in Africa (Zed Books, 2000). Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she was in the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth, and she has been visiting fellow at the University of Cape Town, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) in Oslo, the Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) at the University of Copenhagen, Queen Mary University of London and University of Sydney.

Jean-François Drolet

Politics and International Relations
Queen Mary University

Jean-Francois-Drolet

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Jean-François Drolet is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London, UK.  His research interests lie at the intersection of International Relations theory, political thought and intellectual history.  His previous publications include American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism (Columbia University Press, 2011), American Foreign Policy: Studies in Intellectual History (with James Dunkerley on Manchester University Press, 2017), as well as several articles in leading academic journals such as International Theory, the Review of International Studies, the Journal of Political Ideologies and the Journal of International Political Theory.  He is presently working on the completion of a book monograph on politics and international relations in the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche.  Prior to joining Queen Mary, Jean-François was lecturer in International Politics at City University (London, UK), and associate lecturer on the Foreign Service Programme at the University of Oxford, where he received his PhD in 2010.

Alexandra Gheciu

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Ottawa

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Alexandra Gheciu is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Associate Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies. Alexandra’s publications include, in addition to articles in leading academic journals, several books: NATO in the ‘’New Europe’: The Politics of International Socialization After the Cold War: (Stanford University Press, 2005); Securing Civilization? (Oxford University Press, 2008),  The Return of the Public in Global Governance (co-edited with Jacqueline Best, Cambridge University Press, 2014 and 2015);  and, more recently, Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe (Oxford University Press, 2018); and The Oxford Handbook of International Security (co-edited with William Wohlforth, Oxford University Press, 2018). Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. She has also been a Senior Research Associate with the Changing Character of War Programme (Oxford University), a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI, London).

Srdjan Vucetic

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Ottawa

Srdjan Vucetic

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Srdjan Vucetic is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests involve foreign and defence policy analysis and international hierarchy. He is the author of The Anglosphere: A Genealogy of a Racialized Identity in International Relations (Stanford, 2011) and is currently working on a book on postwar British foreign policy. Prior to joining the GSPIA, Srdjan was the Randall Dillard Research Fellow in International Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

Michael Williams

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Ottawa

Michael Williams

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Michael C. Williams is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in International Relations theory, security studies, and political thought. He is the author, with Rita Abrahamsen, of Security Beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics(Cambridge 2011), Culture and Security: Symbolic Power and the Politics of International Security (Routledge, 2007), and The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations (Cambridge 2005), and the editor of several books, including Realism Reconsidered: The Legacy of Hans J. Morgenthau in International Relations (Oxford 2007). Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he was Professor of International Politics in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth, and has been a visiting fellow at the Universities of Cape Town, Copenhagen, Sydney, and the European University Institute in Florence.

Research Assistants

Emily Foggia

Emily Foggia

Emily Foggia is a student in the Conflict and Human Rights program at the University of Ottawa, and a research assistant on the Global Right research project.

Joanna Nagel

Joanna Nagel

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Joanna Nagel is a student in the Conflict and Human Rights program at the University of Ottawa, and a research assistant on the Global Right research project.