Professor Edward Newman

Professor Edward Newman


I joined the School of Politics and International Studies in 2013, and I am involved in teaching, supervising and research in the area of international security studies. I am a Co-editor of the British International Studies Association’s journal, European Journal of International Security. I am the academic lead for the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Research Partnership and a former director of the DTP’s Security, Conflict and Justice pathway.

I previously worked in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and, before that, I spent over a decade in Japan, mainly working at the United Nations University where I was Director of Studies on Conflict and Security in the Peace and Governance Programme.

I have been a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grant Assessment Panel (2014-18). I am also an External Associate at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick.

I was formerly editor of the journal Civil Wars (2011-2016), where I remain involved as an editorial board member. I am a founding executive editor of International Relations of the Asia Pacific, and a member of the editorial board of Contemporary Politics. I am also co-editor (with Idean Salehyan) of the Routledge Studies in Civil Wars and Intra-State Conflict.


  • Head of the Graduate School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research interests

I work in international security studies, broadly defined. Within this field, my interests lie in a number of areas: theoretical security studies, including critical approaches and ‘human security’; intrastate armed conflict, civil war, intervention and political violence; international organizations and multilateralism; and peacebuilding and reconstruction in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies.

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Student education

My main teaching is in the area of civil war and intrastate armed conflict, and in inter-disciplinary themes related to security and justice. I am also involved in doctoral training in connection with the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

Current postgraduate researchers

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