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Paul D. Williams

Former Fellow

Term

August 1, 2015 — July 31, 2017

Professional affiliation

Professor of International Affairs and, Associate Director, M.A. Security Policy Studies Program, The George Washington University

Wilson Center Projects

"Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A Critical Analysis of the African Union Mission, 2007-2014"

Full Biography

Paul D. Williams is a professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the M.A. Security Policy Studies program at The George Washington University. His research focuses on the politics of contemporary peace operations, the dynamics of war and peace in Africa, and emerging security threats. His most recent books are Understanding Peacekeeping (Polity Press, 3rd edition, 2021) and Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A history and analysis of the African Union mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017 (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Major Publications

Understanding Peacekeeping (Polity, 2nd edn 2010)

War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2011)

Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges and Future of UN Peacekeeping Contributions (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa (Council on Foreign Relations Special Report No.73, May 2015)

ed. The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Previous Terms

Fellow, Sep. 15-2014-May 31, 2015: "Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A Critical Analysis of the African Union Mission, 2007-2014"