Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

ESRC Success for Professor Jason Ralph

27 October 2010 |

Prof. Jason Ralph, Professor in International Relations has completed his ESRC funded project by hosting the 5th Annual Conference of the BISA Working Group on US Foreign Policy.

Professor Ralph joined the University of Leeds in 1998, having graduated with a Ph.D. in War Studies from King's College London and having taught for a year at Exeter University. He holds Bsc and Msc degrees from the University of Aberystwyth and has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Queensland.

He teaches on the following modules - ‘International Politics', 'US Foreign Policy' and 'International Law and Ethics in the War on Terror' and is also the school's Director of Research.

Recently promoted to Professor, Jason completed the ESRC funded aspect of his current research project on 30 September by hosting a conference of over 50 delegates, including paper givers from the United States, Canada, Germany and Spain.  Papers and podcasts from the conference are available here and work is in progress to produce a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights.  This will involve publishing some the conference papers related to democracy promotion and human rights in US foreign policy.  In addition to this activity, and based on the work he did during his period of ESRC funded leave, Jason will soon be publishing the following articles: ‘War as in Institution of International Hierarchy: Carl Schmitt’s Theory of the Partisan and Contemporary US Practice’, Millennium. Journal of International Studies December 2010; ‘After Chilcot. The Doctrine of International Community and the UK Decision to Invade Iraq’, British Journal of Politics and International Studies May 2011.  In addition, his third book Law, War and the State of the American Exception is contracted to be published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Jason's blog has now received over 1000 hits.

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