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Peace Studies, Program Director, Peace & Conflict Program



BA and MSSC Queen’s University, Belfast; D.Litt. National University of Ireland


A preeminent scholar and practitioner in international conflict resolution, Dr. Paul Arthur is a Professor of Politics, Emeritus Director of the Graduate Program in Peace and Conflict Studies, and INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) Honorary Associate at University of Ulster . He holds a BA and MSc from Queen’s University Belfast and a D.Litt. from the National University of Ireland. He is the author of five books –the latest being Special Relationships: Britain, Ireland and the Northern Ireland problem (2001) – and approximately seventy peer-reviewed articles. In1997-98,he held a Senior Fellowship at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. where his research was in Track Two Diplomacy, and in 2007 he was a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University. He has acted in a consultancy capacity for the United Nations Research Institute in Social Development on political violence and the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at the House of Commons on an inquiry “Dealing With The Past”. He has extensive media experience in Ireland, Britain and the United States including two years as an op-ed writer for the Irish Times as well as being Ulster Television’s regular political analyst. He has contributed to the Times, New York Times, Observer, Sunday Independent and Guardian.

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