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Biography

Cian O’Driscoll joined ANU in 2020. Prior to this, he completed his PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and worked at the University of Glasgow.

His published work examines the development of the just war tradition over time and the role it plays in circumscribing contemporary debates about the rights and wrongs of warfare. These themes are reflected in his two monographs: Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019) and The Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition (New York: Palgrave, 2008).

Cian has also co-edited three volumes and his work has been published in leading journals in the field, including International Studies Quarterly, the European Journal of International Relations, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the Journal of Global Security StudiesReview of International StudiesEthics & International Affairs, and Millennium. He was the PI on an ESRC project entitled Moral Victories and was a 2019 ISRF fellow. Cian is a former Chair of the International Ethics section of the International Studies Association.

Research interests

Cian's principal area of research is the intersection between normative international relations theory and the history of political thought, with a particular focus on the ethics of war.

Education/Academic qualification

International Politics, PhD, Renegotiating the Just War Tradition

1 Sept 20031 Sept 2006

Award Date: 1 Jun 2007

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