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Paul D. Williams

Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
George Washington University
Wilson Center Project(s):
"Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A Critical Analysis of the African Union Mission"


Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies Program. Dr. Williams previously taught at the Universities of Aberystwyth, Birmingham, and Warwick in the United Kingdom and has been a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Queensland, Australia. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.

His books include, War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2011), British Foreign Policy under New Labour, 1997-2005 (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005); Understanding Peacekeeping (Polity, 2nd ed., 2010); Security and Development in Global Politics: A Critical Comparison (Georgetown University Press, 2012); Security Studies: An Introduction (Routledge, 2008); and The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (Routledge, 2010).

Professor Williams currently serves on the editorial boards of two journals, African Affairs and Global Responsibility to Protect.

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