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Nicholas Rengger

Visiting Fellow

Nicholas Rengger is Professor of Political Theory and International Relations at St Andrews University.  Between January 2013 and July 2016 he was also Head of the School of International Relations. Between 2011-2014 he was a Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York (now emeritus). He has also held visiting positions at the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at the University Of Nottingham (2010), Centre for International Studies at the University of Southern California (1995-6), and the London School of Economics and Political Science (1992). He is a fellow of the Academia Europeaea.  At Oxford he will be a visiting research fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, a Visiting Fellow of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life and an associate fellow of Christ Church. 

He edited The Review of International Studies between 2006 and 2010 and served on the Executive of the British International Studies Association (2003-2010), the Governing Council of the International Studies Association (2000-2001) and the Governing Council of the Royal Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House (1997-2001).  He is on the international advisory boards of five academic journals spanning three disciplines. 

His research interests range across International Relations, Politics, Theology, Philosophy, Social Thought and History.  His most recent book, Just War and International Order: The Uncivil Condition in World Politics was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.  A collection of his essays, The Anti-Pelagian Imagination in Political Theory and International Relations: Dealing in Darkness? is forthcoming from Routledge in early 2017.

At Oxford he will be researching a book on contingencies, paradoxes and the accidental in international relations and a study of political philosophy and world order.