Paul D. Williams
Areas of Expertise
International peace operations, warfare in Africa, Africa's international relations, conflict resolution, emerging security threats
Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies M.A. program.
Between 2012 and 2018, Dr Williams was a Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute in New York. During 2014-15, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and during 2015-17 he was a Global Fellow associated with the Center's Africa Program. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Williams worked as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He 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.
Dr. Williams is also managing the Providing for Peacekeeping Project, an independent research project which analyzes how to develop more effective United Nations peacekeeping operations.
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Ph.D., University of Wales, Aberystwyth
- Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A history and analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017 (Oxford University Press, 2018).
- War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2011; 2nd edition, 2016).
- “Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa,” Council Special Report No. 73. Council on Foreign Relations Press. May 2015.
- The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations with Joachim Koops, Norrie MacQueen, and Thierry Tardy (Oxford University Press, 2015).
- Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions with A.J. Bellamy (Oxford University Press, 2013).
- Understanding Peacekeeping with A.J. Bellamy (Polity, 2nd edition, 2010).
IAFF 3190 Special Topics in International Affairs
- Conflict and Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6999 Introduction to Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy Studies:
- International Peacekeeping
- War & Conflict in Africa
- Emerging Threats