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Dapo Akande

Dapo Akande

Position - Co-Director and Co-Founder

Dapo Akande Dapo Akande is Professor of Public International Law, Fellow of Exeter College (since April 2018) and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC). From 2012 to 2017 he was Co-Director ... Read more

Federica D’Alessandra

Federica D’Alessandra

Position - Deputy Director, Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) & Executive Director, Oxford Program on International Peace and Security (IPS)

Federica D’Alessandra is the founding Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the Blavatnik School of Government's Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC). She is also an Academic ... Read more

Janina Dill

Janina Dill

Position - Co-Director

Janina Dill is the John G. Winant Associate Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) of the University of Oxford. She is also a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College and ... Read more

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Current members

Talita Dias

Talita Dias

Position - Research Fellow

Talita Dias is the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Oxford, as well as a Research Fellow with ELAC. Her current research interests include the regulation of online hate speech and ... Read more

Tsvetelina Van Benthem

Tsvetelina Van Benthem

Position - Research Officer

Tsvetelina is a DPhil candidate in public international law at Merton College. Her DPhil, supervised by Professor Dapo Akande, focuses on the regulation of accidents and mistakes under the law of armed conflict and international ... Read more

Priya Urs

Priya Urs

Position - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Priya Urs is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, where her research addresses the applicability of international law to cyber operations. Her wider research interests include ... Read more

Antonio Coco

Antonio Coco

Position - Visiting Scholar

Antonio Coco is a Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Junior Research Fellow at St Peter’s College, Oxford. He joined the University of Oxford in 2017 as Departmental Lecturer in Law. In January 2020, he was ... Read more

Hugo Slim

Hugo Slim

Position - Senior Research Fellow

Hugo Slim specializes in the study of ethics, war and humanitarian aid and is leading ELAC’s Red Cross funded research on the 21st century battlefield and humanitarian response. This is his second fellowship at ELAC where he ... Read more

Ross James Gildea

Ross James Gildea

Position - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ross James Gildea is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security (IPS), which is part of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Blavatnik School of Government. ... Read more

Benjamin Brendish

Benjamin Brendish

Position - PA to Professor Dapo Akande

Benjamin (Ben) acts, within ELAC, as Administrative Assistant to Professor Dapo Akande. Drawn to the mission and ethos of the Blavatnik School and ELAC by his time spent with the RAFVR(UAS) during his studies, Ben supports Professor Akande in his communications and scheduling. Read more

Duncan B. Hollis

Duncan B. Hollis

Position - Co-Convenor, The Oxford Process

Duncan B. Hollis is Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School and a co-convenor of The Oxford Process on International Law Protections in Cyberspace. His scholarship engages with issues of international law, ... Read more

Kirsty Sutherland

Kirsty Sutherland

Position - Visiting Fellow of Practice

Kirsty is a barrister at 9 Bedford Row, specialising in international criminal law and military law. Her academic background is in philosophy and anthropology, and she is an MPP candidate at the Blavatnik School of Government. Her ... Read more

Kathleen Dock

Kathleen Dock

Position - Programme Assistant

Katie is an MSc candidate in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research interests relate to refugee protection and the development of durable solutions. Prior to coming to Oxford, Katie worked as a ... Read more

Lindsay Freeman

Lindsay Freeman

Position - Visiting Fellow of Practice

Lindsay Freeman is a US-qualified lawyer specialised in international criminal, humanitarian and human rights law. She is the Director of Law and Policy for the Technology and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center, UC ... Read more

Cecilia Jacob

Cecilia Jacob

Position - Visiting Fellow

Cecilia Jacob is Associate Professor and Deputy Head in the Department of International Relations at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University. Her work focuses on the global governance of human ... Read more

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard

Position - Senior Research Fellow

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and an Associate Fellow in Chatham House’s International Law Programme. From 2007 to 2012 she was Chief of the Protection ... Read more

Miles Jackson

Miles Jackson

Position - Steering Committee Member

Miles Jackson is an Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law and a Fellow of Jesus College. He holds MA and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford, an LLM degree from Harvard Law School, and an LLB from the University of ... Read more

Jeff McMahan

Jeff McMahan

Position - Steering Committee Member

Jeff McMahan is the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford. He is also Professorial Fellow, Corpus Christi College. Read more

Sarah Quartermain-Brown

Sarah Quartermain-Brown

Position - Research Projects Manager

Sarah joined the Blavatnik School in March 2019 as part of the finance team, before moving to the role of Research Projects Manager (ELAC and Banklash) in August 2020. She holds a Logistics degree from the University of South ... Read more

Stephen Rapp

Stephen Rapp

Position - Senior Visiting Fellow of Practice

Stephen Rapp is Senior Visiting Fellow of Practice with the Blavatnik School’s Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict’s Programme on International Peace and Security. At the Blavatnik School, he is co-leading – with Federica ... Read more

David Rodin

David Rodin

Position - Co-Founder

David Rodin is a leading authority on the ethics of war and conflict. He is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His ... Read more

Cheyney Ryan

Cheyney Ryan

Position - Senior Research Fellow

Cheyney Ryan has been a fellow of Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) since 2010, and before that was a fellow of the Oxford Changing Character of War Program. He is director of ELAC’s human rights programs, ... Read more

Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson

Position - Steering Committee Member

Tom Simpson is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow at Wadham College. He is an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker for ... Read more

Summia Tora

Summia Tora

Position - Visiting Scholar

Summia Tora is the founder of Dosti Network, an organisation focused on providing Afghans access to resources and information to flee persecution and access global support networks. In August 2020 after the fall of the Afghan ... Read more

Sareta Ashraph

Sareta Ashraph

Position - Visiting Fellow of Practice

Sareta Ashraph is a barrister specialised in international criminal and humanitarian law. She is currently a Senior Legal Consultant on projects directed towards furthering accountability efforts for crimes committed in Syria and ... Read more

Jennifer Welsh

Jennifer Welsh

Position - Co-Founder

Jennifer M. Welsh is the incoming Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She was previously Professor and Chair in International Relations at the European University ... Read more

Gwendolyn Whidden

Gwendolyn Whidden

Position - Research Assistant

Gwendolyn is an MPhil International Relations candidate at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Her core research interests are the United Nations Security Council, humanitarian intervention and the Responsibility to Protect, and ... Read more

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Former members

Nicholas Barker

Nicholas Barker

Position - Research Assistant

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Moshe Ben Hamo Yeger

Moshe Ben Hamo Yeger

Position - Research Assistant

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Ryan D’Souza

Ryan D’Souza

Position - Former Visiting Fellow

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Nina Donaghy

Nina Donaghy

Position - Visiting Fellow of Practice (October 2020 – March 2022)

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Nima Gerami

Nima Gerami

Position - Research Consultant

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Hannes Jöbstl

Hannes Jöbstl

Position - Research Assistant

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Rhiannon Neilsen

Rhiannon Neilsen

Position - Research Assistant

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Shannon Raj Singh

Shannon Raj Singh

Position - Visiting Fellow of Practice

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Brianna Rosen

Brianna Rosen

Position - Policy Engagement Manager

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Afonso Seixas-Nunes

Afonso Seixas-Nunes

Position - Visiting Scholar

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Elizabeth Stubbins Bates

Elizabeth Stubbins Bates

Position - Research Fellow

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Rebecca Sutton

Rebecca Sutton

Position - Research Fellow

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Laila Ujayli

Laila Ujayli

Position - Research Assistant

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