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2018 Annual Lecture - Professor Jennifer Welsh

Professor Jennifer Welsh, Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security & Former UN Assistant Secretary-General and Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect

Saving and Strengthening Norms of Protection: A Strategy for the Responsibility to Protect?

Photo Courtesy of Leeds Media Services

ECR2P Co-Director Dr Cristina Stefan welcomed the audience and our distinguished guest speaker, Professor Jennifer Welsh, to the University of Leeds, and talked about ECR2P’s work to date.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Lisa Roberts, introduced Professor Welsh and highlighted the importance of conducting impact-generating research and bridging the two worlds of academic excellence and high policy impact, something Professor Welsh perfected in the field of International Relations and at the United Nations.

Professor Jennifer Welsh delivered a fascinating talk to a sold out audience. Her Keynote Speech covered the normative aspects related to protection norms and their contestation, as well as the practice of protection and a variety of case studies.

The Third Annual lecture was followed by a very engaging and thorough Q&A session.

This Third Annual Lecture was also designed to showcase women’s excellence in research and innovation. Professor Jennifer Welsh’s profile is the perfect illustration of such research excellence and something that the two speakers introducing her recognised in their welcoming addresses.