Dr John Gledhill

BA Dub, PhD Georgetown
Associate Professor of Global Governance


John Gledhill is Associate Professor of Global Governance in the Department of International Development, and a Fellow of St Cross College.

Before coming to Oxford in 2011, he was an LSE Fellow in Global Politics at the London School of Economics, and he has previously taught at Georgetown and George Washington universities.

In his research, writing, and teaching, John investigates conflict processes, non-violent protest movements, state formation and dissolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, the politics of transitional justice, and transnational social mobilisation.

His recent academic writings on those themes have appeared in journals such as PS: Political Science and Politics, Security Studies, Nationalities Papers, and Asian Security. Related opinion pieces have appeared in the International Herald Tribune / New York Times.

At ODID, John teaches on the MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy. In 2013, he received a Teaching Excellence Award for his work at the University of Oxford, and he had previously received the same award for his teaching at the London School of Economics. 

Outside of ODID, he is a member of the Steering Committee of OxPeace, which is a group that brings together scholars and practitioners around Oxford who are committed to promoting the study of peace, peacemaking, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping.

He holds a PhD in Government from Georgetown University, and he received the University Gold Medal for his undergraduate work at Trinity College, Dublin.

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