Internationally-renowned peace and conflict expert, Prof Oliver P. Richmond, has been appointed Adjunct Professor in Dublin City University’s School of Law and Government. Prof Richmond formally takes up his position this month, and his appointment is for a period of three years. Currently Research Professor of International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manchester, Prof Richmond has emerged over the last two decades as one of the world’s leading scholars in peace and conflict studies.
He is recognised as having made a significant contribution in the areas of international mediation, peacekeeping, critical theory, human security, liberal peacebuilding and state-building. Prof Richmond has conducted extensive research in conflict affected societies including Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Timor-Leste, Columbia, Congo and Cambodia. His work has been influential among international organisations, including the UN and EU, where he has served as an advisory expert on a variety of policy initiatives.
Commenting on his appointment, Prof. Richmond said:
“DCU has built a reputation for pursuing cutting-edge research on peacebuilding and conflict resolution. I look forward to contributing to DCU’s research and teaching on peace and conflict studies.”
Welcoming Prof. Richmond’s appointment, President of DCU, Prof. Brian MacCraith, stated:
“We are delighted to have Prof. Oliver Richmond join DCU’s School of Law and Government as Adjunct Professor. His impact in the complex and volatile arena of peace and conflict studies has inspired generations of young scholars. He has been instrumental in helping to open the field of peace and conflict studies to other social science disciplines, and in giving a voice to local scholars coming from post-conflict societies and beyond. We are looking forward to engaging actively with Professor Richmond.”
Prof. Richmond is presently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation, with Dr Gezim Visoka, an Assistant Professor at DCU specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies.