Edward Newman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. His current research and teaching focus upon security studies, including critical approaches and 'human security'; peacebuilding and reconstruction in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies; and intrastate armed conflict, civil war, and political violence. Before joining the University of Birmingham in 2007 Dr. Newman was Director of Studies on Conflict and Security in the Peace and Governance Programme of the United Nations University, based in Tokyo. With the UN he visited a number of countries including Bosnia, Cambodia, Liberia, Ghana, Philippines and Sri Lanka and he has conducted independent research in Kosovo and Rwanda. In addition to his work for UNU, he also periodically supported other UN agencies including UNDP and UNESCO. Dr. Newman continues to be involved in a number of UNU research projects, in particular on peacebuilding in conflict-prone societies. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Civil Wars, an editorial board member of Ethnopolitics, and a founding Executive Editor of International Relations of the Asia Pacific. Edward studied at the University of Keele, UK, where he obtained a First Class BA degree in International Relations, and the University of Kent, where he was awarded a PhD in International Relations.
Edward Newman, ‘A Human Security Peacebuilding Agenda’, Third World Quarterly, vol.32, no.10, 2011, pp. 1737–1756.
Edward Newman, ‘Peacebuilding as Security in ‘Failing’ and Conflict-Prone States’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, vol.4, no.3, 2010, pp. 305-322.
Edward Newman, ‘Critical Human Security Studies’, Review of International Studies, vol.36, no.1, 2010, pp.77-94.
Edward Newman, ‘Failed states and international order: constructing a post-Westphalian World’, Contemporary Security Policy, vol. 30, no. 3, 2009, pp. 421-443.
Edward Newman, ‘Conflict research and the ‘decline’ of civil war’, Civil Wars, vol.11, 3, 2009, pp. 255-278.
Edward Newman, ‘Criminal Legacies of War Economies’ (with Niklas Keller), Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, vol.3, no.3, 2007, pp.49-62.
Edward Newman, ‘Weak States, State Failure, and Terrorism’, Terrorism and Political Violence, vol.19 no.4, 2007, pp.463-488.
Edward Newman, ‘Exploring the ‘Root Causes’ of Terrorism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol.29, no.8, 2006, pp.749-772.
Edward Newman, ‘The ‘New Wars’ Debate: A Historical Perspective is Needed’, Security Dialogue, vol. 35, no. 2, June 2004, pp.173-189.
Edward Newman, A Crisis of Global Institutions? Multilateralism and International Security, Oxford, Routledge, 2007.
Edward Newman, Roland Paris and Oliver Richmond eds., New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding, , UN University Press, 2009.
Gil Loescher, James Milner, Edward Newman and Gary Troeller eds., Protracted Refugee Situations: Political, Human Rights and Security Implications, UN University Press, 2008.
Edward Newman and Oliver Richmond eds., Challenges to Peacebuilding: Managing Spoilers During Conflict Resolution, UN University Press, 2006.
Edward Newman and Roland Rich eds., The UN Role in Promoting Democracy: Between Ideals and Reality, co-editor (with), UN University Press, 2004