Professor Sir Adam Roberts
The history, theory and practice of international relations'
Adam Roberts is Senior Research Fellow in International Relations, Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He was President of the British Academy, 2009-2013. Born in Penrith in 1940, he went to Westminster School and Magdalen College Oxford, where he read Modern History. He was Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics, 1968-1981. He moved to Oxford University, first as Alastair Buchan Reader in International Relations, 1981-1986, then as Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, 1986-2007. He has given expert advice to parliamentary committees, governments and non-governmental bodies in the UK and overseas. In 2002 he was awarded a knighthood for services to the study and practice of international relations. His main academic interests are in the fields of international security, international organizations, and international law (including the laws of war). He has also worked extensively on the role of civil resistance against authoritarian regimes and foreign rule, and on the history of thought about international relations. He has published articles in numerous journals, including American Journal of International Law, British Year Book of International Law, International Affairs, International Review of the Red Cross, International Security, and Survival.