Aleading and indefatigable voice on international security

Peter Obourne

The Owen Powell Memorial Lecture

"What Chance for a More Peaceful World ?"

Professor Paul Rogers

Professor of Peace Studies Bradford University

Paul Rogers is professor in the department of peace studies at Bradford University and is Oxford Research Group's (ORG) Global Security Consultant. He has worked in the field of international security, arms control and political violence for over 30 years.

He writes Monthly Briefings analysing the international security situation for the ORG website, and since October 2001, has written a series of influential ORG Reports on international security, including 'Global Security After the War on Terror' (November 2009) and 'Military Action Against Iran: Impact and Effects' (July 2010)

He is openDemocracy's international security editor, and has been writing a weekly column on global security since 28 September 2001. He is also a regular commentator on global security issues in both the national and international media.

His latest book is Irregular War: ISIS and the New Threat from the Margins (IB Tauris, 2016), which follows Why We’re Losing the War on Terror (Polity, 2007), and Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century (Pluto Press, 3rd edition, 2010)

Paul is an Hon Member of the Keele World Affairs Advisory Panel.