Academic Position: Professor of International Relations
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications: DPhil. (Oxford), MPhil. (Oxford), BA (Hon) (East Anglia)
Office: E202, Level 2, Forgan Smith Building No.1
- International Relations Theory
- Responsibility to Protect
- International Peace and Security
Tim Dunne is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations at The University of Queensland (UQ). He is also a Senior Researcher at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (AP R2P). Previously, he was Director of Research for AP R2P from 2010-2014.
Prior to moving to Queensland, he was Professor of International Relations, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, then Dean of the Social Sciences at the University of Exeter, from 2003-2010. He began his career at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, famous for being the oldest and one of the very best departments of IR in the world.
In his research, Tim has sought to make a contribution to the following areas of IR scholarship: first, he has advanced the claim – now widely accepted – that the study of international society constitutes a distinct perspective in the field (see his 1998 book); second, he has sought to bridge normative theory and foreign policy; third, with Ken Booth he has written and edited two books (2002, 2012) that examine how far 9/11 changed the configuration of world order. He is a widely published author, having authored and edited ten books and over fifty articles and chapters.
Tim has extensive experience as an editor, including the European Journal of International Relations (2008-2013), edited with Colin Wight and Lene Hansen; the Review of International Studies, edited with Michael Cox and Ken Booth; and two major Oxford University Press textbooks that have shaped the teaching of IR in theory and foreign policy analysis, both with new editions in 2012. In addition to traditional academic publications, Tim is a regular blogger for high profile websites, including Open Democracy (London), The Interpreter (Sydney), and the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (New York). He has also been published in The Australian, the Financial Review, and The Guardian. You can follow him on Twitter.
Projects and Linkages
The Responsibility to Protect
From 2010 to 2014 Tim was Director of the Doctrine and Concepts research program at the AP R2P Centre, supported by the Funding Agreement between DFAT and The University of Queensland. He plans to continue to engage with research in this area, including the publication of a major Handbook on R2P in 2015 (to be edited with Alex Bellamy).
The Globalisation of International Society
With Chris Reus-Smit, in the School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), Tim is hosting an international workshop in 2014 celebrating the 30th anniversary of Hedley Bull and Adam Watson’s edited book The Expansion of International Society. Confirmed participants for the workshop include: Stephen Bell, Janice Bially Mattern, Barry Buzan, Ian Clark, Richard Devetak, Lene Hansen, Hun Joon Kim, Paul Keal, Audie Klotz, Jacinta O’Hagan, Andrew Phillips, Heather Rae, Emily Tannock, Sarah Teitt, Jennifer Welsh and Yongjin Zhang. The workshop has received funding support from the Academy of the Social Sciences Australia. Oxford University Press is publishing the book.
For further details, as well as a full list of publications, see personal academic webpage.