I have taught modules at undergraduate, MA and PhD level and have extensive experience in module design, delivery, marking and administration. I have variously served as International Relations Course Leader, Undergraduate Course Director, Departmental PhD Course Coordinator, a member of the Postgraduate Teaching Management Group and the Departmental Management Group Committee. I designed the MA Programme, “International Relations and Security” in 2008 which continues to run successfully. I currently teach the following modules:
I obtained my PhD in 2005 and to date I have published eight books (Amazon page), fourteen book chapters and nearly twenty articles in refereed journals. I have given over fifty papers at academic conferences worldwide and written over forty book reviews.
I have been invited to take part in a number of academic conferences and workshops organised by leading research centres such as Chatham House, the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (University of Oxford), Research on South Eastern Europe (LSE), the International Peace and Security Programme (King's College London), the Centre for Peace Studies (University of Bradford), SPIRE (University of Keele) and the Centre for the Study of International Governance (Loughborough University). I have also given presentations to the at the UK Foreign Office, Sandhurst Military Academy and the UK Defence Academy, Shrivingham. I regularly contribute to the media and have appeared on both radio and television in the UK and abroad.
In June 2009 I was awarded a grant by the Nuffield Foundation as part of their Social Sciences Small Grants Scheme. This project involved conducting a series of interviews in the United States and Europe on the workings of the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide in August 2009. In 2013 I was part of a team which was awarded a grant by the ESRC to fund a two-year project on the Responsibility to Protect. In 2012 I co-established the BISA Working Group on Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect.
This is a selection of publications, more can be found on WestminsterResearch, our online research repository.
Hehir, Aidan (2014) Responsibility to protect. In: Armstrong, D., (ed.) Oxford bibliographies in international relations. Oxford University Press, New York. (In Press)
Hehir, Aidan and Heinze, Eric A. (2014) The responsibility to protect: “Never again!” for the 21st century? In: Takahashi, S., (ed.) Human rights, human security, and national security: the intersection. Praeger, Westport CN. (In Press)
Hehir, Aidan (2013) The responsibility to protect in international political discourse: encouraging statement of intent or illusory platitudes? In: Pattison, J., (ed.) Humanitarian intervention. SAGE Library of International Relations , 4 . Sage, London. ISBN 9781446273449 (In Press)
Hehir, Aidan (2013) The permanence of inconsistency: Libya, the Security Council, and the Responsibility to Protect. International Security, 38 (1). pp. 137-159. ISSN 0162-2889
Hehir, Aidan (2013) Libya and the responsibility to protect. In: Hehir, A. and Murray, Robert W., (eds.) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781137273949
Hehir, Aidan (2013) The responsibility to protect as the apotheosis of liberal teleology. In: Hehir, A. and Murray, Robert W., (eds.) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 34-57. ISBN 9781137273949
Hehir, Aidan and Murray, R.W., eds. (2013) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137273949
Hehir, Aidan (2013) International law, justice and world politics. In: Beeson, M. and Bisley, M., (eds.) Issues in twenty-first century world politics (2nd edition). Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 251-262. ISBN 9780230362871
Hehir, Aidan (2013) Humanitarian intervention: an introduction (2nd edition). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137301550
Hehir, Aidan (2012) The responsibility to protect: rhetoric, reality and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230289185
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