Professor Rosemary Foot FBA

International Relations, with special reference to security studies in the Asia-Pacific, including US-China relations, human rights, Asian regional institutions, and East Asian regional governance

Elected 1996

Research interests broadly cover the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, including US-China relations, human rights diplomacy, and Asian regional institutions, as well as the impact of China’s resurgence on global and regional order. Current research projects include a study of China’s multilateral diplomacy, especially in relation to the United Nations and Beijing’s ability to effect a change in UN norms and policies, as well as a study of China’s place in the construction of global order since 1945.

Current post

University of Oxford Emeritus Professor, Department of Political and International Relations

St Antony’s College Emeritus Fellow

University of Oxford’s China Centre Research Associate

Past appointments

University of Oxford Professor of International Relations

1997 - 2014

St Antony's College, University of Oxford Professor and John Swire Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia

1990 - 2014

School for Global Studies, University of Sussex Lecturer in International Relations

1978 - 1990


The Wrong War: American Policy and the Dimensions of the Korean conflict, 1950-1953

Rosemary Foot - Published in 1985 by Cornell University Press

Nine Fellows of the British Academy respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

21 Apr 2020

Nine Fellows working across the humanities and social sciences consider the potential long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of their subject.

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