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Paul Williams

Non-resident Senior Adviser | pauldw@gwu.edu

Paul Williams is a Non-resident Senior Adviser working on the “Providing for Peacekeeping” project. Paul is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University and has been a visiting scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Queensland. Prior to working in the United States, Paul taught at the universities of Warwick and Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Selected Books:

  • War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2011)
  • (edited with Joanna Spear) Security and Development in Global Politics: A Critical Comparison (Georgetown University Press, 2012)
  • (with Alex J. Bellamy) Understanding Peacekeeping (Polity, 2nd edition, 2010)
  • (ed.) Security Studies: An Introduction (Routledge, 2nd edition, 2012)
  • (edited with David Black) The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (Routledge, 2010)
  • (edited with Alex J. Bellamy) Peace Operations and Global Order (Routledge, 2004)
  • British Foreign Policy under New Labour, 1997-2005 (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005)

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