Professor Dominic Johnson is the Alastair Buchan Chair in the Department of Politics and International Relations, where he teaches the university's course on Strategic Studies. He is a fellow of St. Antony's College. Before coming to Oxford, Professor Johnson held positions at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Edinburgh. Professor Johnson received a DPhil from Oxford University in evolutionary biology, and a PhD from Geneva University in political science. Drawing on both disciplines, he is interested in how new research on evolution, biology and human nature is challenging theories of international relations, competition, and conflict. His current research is on the role of religion, threat, Lanchester's laws of combat, and the costs of making mistakes in war. He is a member of the Natural Security project, which uses insights from the ubiquitous competition and conflict in nature to develop more adaptive strategies to contemporary security threats.


Peter H. Wilson is Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College. He worked previously at the universities of Hull, Newcastle and Sunderland, and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Münster in Germany. His publications include The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe’s History (2016) and Europe’s Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War (2009) which won the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award.


Cecile Fabre is Professor of Political Philosophy (Philosophy Faculty) and a Fellow of All Souls College. Her research interest is in distributive justice, rights, democracy, and the ethics of war. Her current research project is entitled ‘A cosmopolitan theory of war and peace’. It forms the basis of a two-volume monograph with Oxford University Press. The first volume, Cosmopolitan War, came out in September 2012; the second volume, Cosmopolitan Peace, is in progress. She was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2011.

Dr Eamonn Molloy is Tutorial Fellow in Management Studies at Pembroke College and Faculty Member at the Said Business School. Eamonn is a multi-disciplinary researcher whose current projects include applying theories of organization to major projects and programmes, exploring the relationship between technology and professional identity, researching the ways politicians use emotional language in appealing to voters, and developing a conceptualisation of the sky as a political, economic, military, cultural and aesthetic place. Eamonn is Cohort Manager for the UK Cabinet Office Major Project Leadership Academy, Associate Fellow of the ESRC funded Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) and Honorary Member of the International Consulting Economists Association.


Dr Adrian Gregory is an Associate Professor of Modern History and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. He is author of Last Great War British Society and the First World War (CUP, 2008); Silence of Memory (Berg 1994); Contributor to Capital Cities at War and, edited with Senia Paseta, ‘A war to unite us all': Ireland and the First World War.


Lord Alderdice played a significant role in the Talks on Northern Ireland including negotiation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement as Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. He was the first Speaker of the new Northern Ireland Assembly and on retirement in 2004 was appointed to the Independent Monitoring Commission, overseeing normalization of security activity in Northern Ireland.