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Professor Oliver Richmond

Associate Dean (Internationalisation)

Professor Oliver Richmond
Professor Oliver Richmond

Oliver Richmond is Professor of International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the School of Social Sciences. He received his PhD from the University of Kent.

Oliver previously worked at the University of St Andrews, where he was Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of International Relations (2004-8) and he also founded and directed the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (2005-12). He has been a Visiting Professor at universities around the world, including the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) in Rio de Janeiro, Australian National University, the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He is currently an International Professor at the College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea, and a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Peace Studies at the University of Tromso, Norway.

Oliver’s research has been funded by grants and fellowships from the British Academy, the Leverhulme Foundation, and through EUFP7 and H2020 awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. His recent publications include Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies (Oxford University Press, 2016), Failed Statebuilding (Yale University Press, 2014), and A Very Short Introduction to Peace, (Oxford University Press, 2014).  He is editor of the Palgrave book series, Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, and co-editor of the Journal, Peacebuilding.