Dr Aidan Hehir
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I joined the Department of Politics and IR in 2007; previously I worked at the University of Sheffield. I gained my PhD in 2005 from the University of Limerick. Currently I am a Reader in International Relations and Director of the Security and International Relations Programme. My research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect and international human rights law.
I have taught modules at all levels and currently I am module leader for "Sovereignty and Intervention After the Cold War", "Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations" and "Contemporary Controversies in International Security".
I have published a number of books, articles and book chapters on issues related to humanitarian intervention. I am part of a group which was awarded a grant by the ESRC for a two year project on "The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Political Sustainability of Liberal Norms in an Age of Shifting Power balances". I am also Co-Convenor of the BISA Working Group on Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect. I have regularly contributed to current affairs debates through newspapers, blogs, radio and television. Currently I am supervising three PhD students and I am a member of BISA, the ISA and the PSAI.