Human rights and ethics
International peace and security
M.A. (with Distinction), International Relations (Human Rights), University of Kent
B.Sc. (Hons), Business and Computer Science
Peer reviewer for DFID grant applications
Technical editor for ADB publications
Nicholas Turner holds an M.A. in international relations (with distinction) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, as well as a B.Sc. (Hons) in business and computer science. Prior to joining UNU he worked for local government and several NGOs in Hampshire and Kent, for QinetiQ Ltd. on the Defence Review Programme for the UK Armed Forces, and in Japan as Chief of European Affairs at a centre supporting Japanese students studying abroad.
His responsibilities at UNU-ISP include programme and project management, research and funding development, internal and external reporting, communications, and strategic planning and analysis. His own research interests lie in international peace and security, human rights and ethics, with a particular focus on just war theory, the responsibility to protect, post-conflict development and humanitarian crisis response. Nicholas has published the peer-reviewed books World Religions and Norms of War (co-editor, UNU Press, 2009) and Foreign Direct Investment in Post-Conflict Countries (co-editor, Adonis & Abbey, 2010), as well as chapters in Human Rights Regimes in the Americas (UNU Press, 2010), Legality and Legitimacy in International Order (Oxford University Press, 2011) and An Institutional Approach to The Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), among others.