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Ross James Gildea

Visiting Scholar

Dr Ross James Gildea is a Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government. He is affiliated to the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security, at the Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict. At the Blavatnik School, Dr Gildea will be working with Federica D’Alessandra on several work streams. These include a project on Values and Multilateralism in Foreign Policy – with the support of the Alfred Landecker Programme – which examines the values which underpin multilateral cooperation in international politics. Dr Gildea will also contribute to ongoing research at ELAC on the relationship between advanced technologies and mass atrocity prevention and response. 

Dr Gildea currently holds the position of Fulbright Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University. His research at Columbia covers several themes, including the concept of trauma in international relations, atrocity prevention, transnational movements and NGOs, and political psychology. 

Prior to joining the School as a Visiting Scholar, Dr Gildea was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security. He holds a DPhil in International Relations (2021) from the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. His dissertation was awarded the 2022 Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize, which is given for an outstanding thesis on international relations.

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