We´re pleased to introduce the new member of RBPI´s Editorial Board, Pınar Bilgin and Roland Paris:
Pınar Bilgin is a professor of International Relations at Bilkent University and has been an Associate Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences since 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2000), an M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from UWA, an M.A. in International Relations from Bilkent University and a B.Sc. in International Relations from Middle East Technical University. She is the author of Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective (2005), The International in Security, Security in the International (2016) and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (forthcoming in 2017) and Asia in International Relations: Unthinking Imperial Power Relations (forthcoming in 2017). Pinar was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at WWIC, Washington DC in 2006-07 and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London in 2013-14. She was a visiting professor at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies of the University of Southern Denmark and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Resolution of International Conflicts (CRIC) at the University of Copenhagen during 2015-16. Pinar served as Associate Editor of Security Dialogue during 2008-2013. She is an Associate Editor of International Political Sociology, editorial board member of the journals ID: International Dialogue, Global Discourse, Security Dialogue, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis and Geopolitics, and international editorial advisory board member of the journals Millennium: Journal of International Relations, Mediterranean Politics, Perceptions, and Uluslararası İlişkiler. She is the co-editor (with Monica Herz) of the new Palgrave book series, Critical Security Studies in the Global South.
Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has expertise in the fields of international security, global governance and foreign policy. His research has appeared in leading academic publications and has won numerous citations and prizes. He has also earned four teaching awards and two for public service. In addition to his scholarly work, Paris has held several positions in government, most recently as Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to the Prime Minister of Canada. Previously, he worked in the Privy Council Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Federal-Provincial Relations Office. He also served as Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest think tank. In 2014, he was appointed by the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to a 10-member international group of experts to advise on the future of the transatlantic partnership. At the University of Ottawa, Paris founded the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), a leading centre for the analysis of foreign affairs in Canada, which he directed from 2008 until 2015. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he was Assistant Professor the University of Colorado-Boulder and Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris. In 2012, he was named a non-resident Global Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York. He sits on the editorial board of six scholarly journals and provides regular analysis and commentary on international affairs for national and international media. He has also served on the board of directors of several organizations, including the World University Service of Canada and the Academic Council on the United Nations System. Paris holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.