Jennifer Welsh

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Jennifer Welsh is the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect. Welsh is also a professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, part of the James Martin 21st Century School. She is also consultant to a number of organizations including; the Conference Board of Canada, McKinsey and Co, the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and the Government of Canada.

Welsh was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and then went on to become a Rhodes Scholar earning her Masters and Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Welsh currently resides in Oxford, England. She is a University Lecturer in International Relations and a Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford.

Welsh is the author of five books, her latest book is entitled At Home in the World: Canada's Global Vision for the 21st Century. In her book she provides an alternative vision for Canada's role in international relations and contends that Canada is a "Model Citizen" not a "Middle Power". Welsh suggests that Canada can play a major role in International policy if it provides a model for other countries to follow.


  • 2015 Co-editor, The Responsibility to Prevent: Overcoming the Challenges of Atrocity Prevention (Oxford University Press)
  • 2013 Co-editor, Just and Unjust Military Intervention: European Political Thought from Vitoria to Mill (Cambridge University Press)
  • 2008 Co-editor, The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945 (Oxford Unviersity Press)
  • 2007 Co-editor, Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in Canada’s Aid Program (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)
  • 2004 Author, At Home in the World: Canada’s Global Vision for the 21st Century (HarperCollins)
  • 2003 Editor, Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations (Oxford University Press)
  • 1999 Co-editor, Empire and Community: Edmund Burke's Writings and Speeches on International Relations (Westview Press)
  • 1998 Co author, Chips & Pop: Decoding the Nexus Generation (Malcolm Lester Books)
  • 1995 Author, Edmund Burke and International Relations (Macmillan/St. Martin's Press)

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