Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Room: NW 810
Phone: 0121 204 3080
- B.A. (Hons) McGill University, Political Science & Religious Studies
- Ph.D. The University of St. Andrews, International Relations
- History of Political Philosophy
- Contemporary Political Theory
- Ethics & International Relations
I am interested in the problem of human suffering in world politics. In particular, I examine this problem from a pre-modern interpretation of natural law morality in order to develop an alternative account of morality and justice relevant to a wide variety of topics in contemporary International Relations. I am therefore interested in international political thought and political theory. At the same time I have a broad interest in the normative discourses of international security studies and the intersection of international politics and ethics.
Amanda Russell Beattie & Anthony F. Lang, Jr. (eds.) War, Terrorism & Torture: Rethinking the Rules of International Security, (Routledge, 2008).
“The Ends of Action: Rules, Trust & Morality in International Affairs” in War, Terrorism & Torture: Rethinking the Rules of International Security, (Routledge, 2008). Amanda Russell Beattie & Anthony Lang, Jr. (eds.), (Routledge, 2008).
Justice & Morality: The Problem of Human Suffering (Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming, Ashgate Press).
“Roger Ruston’s Human Rights and the Image of God Reviewed,” Politics and Ethics Review, Vol. 2, no. 2, 2006.
'Being Human or Human Being: Dominion Naturale, Agency, and the Ethics of Love', presented at the 2006 International Studies Association Annual Convention, March 22, 2006, San Diego, United States of America.
'The New Natural Law & International Relations', presented at the 2004 British International Studies Association Annual Conference, December 20-22, 2004, Warwick, England.
'Recovering the Ontological: The New Natural Law & International Relations', presented at the Standing Group on International Relations Pan-European International Relations Conference, September 9-11, 2004, The Hague, Netherlands.
'Security and Insecurity: Intrinsically Valuing Life and the Threat of Terrorism', article presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, March 17-21, 2004, Montreal Canada.
Media and Presentations
The Globe and Mail. 'Save the United Nations.' Letters to the Editor. March 20, 2003.
CBC Radio One. Guest Speaker on The House, hosted by Anthony Germain. March 23, 2002.