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BIPR | Responsible Sovereignty and Individual Accountability: Reassessing Liberal Ideas from the 1990s
Responsible Sovereignty and Individual Accountability: Reassessing Liberal Ideas from the 1990s

April 11, 2024 - 15:30

Jennifer Welsh, McGill University

Responsible Sovereignty and Individual Accountability: Reassessing Liberal Ideas from the 1990s

hosted by Professor Mark Gilbert

Jennifer Welsh
McGill University

Jennifer M. Welsh is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security at McGill University and Director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies.

She was previously Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute and Professor in International Relations at the University of Oxford, where she co-founded the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. From 2013-2016, she served as the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, on the Responsibility to Protect.

She has published several books and articles on the ethics and politics of armed conflict, the ‘responsibility to protect', humanitarian action, the UN Security Council, and Canadian foreign policy. Her most recent book, The Return of History: Conflict, Geopolitics and Migration in the 21st Century (2016), was based on her CBC Massey Lectures.

Welsh sits on the Advisory Boards of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt. In 2021, she was elected an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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