Before joining the University of Birmingham Dr. Newman was Director of Studies on Conflict and Security in the Peace and Governance Programme of the United Nations University, based in Tokyo. At UNU he was responsible for policy-relevant research projects on refugees and human displacement, non-traditional security including human security, challenges to multilateralism, democracy and democratisation in post-conflict societies, human trafficking, peacebuilding, and political violence.
His UN work involved visits to a number of countries including Bosnia, Cambodia, Liberia, Ghana, Philippines, and Sri Lanka and he has conducted independent research in Kosovo. 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, and he continues to conduct fieldwork in conflict-affected countries. He has also held teaching and associated positions in Japan at Shumei University, Aoyama Gakuin University, and Tokyo University, and he acts as an external examiner at a number of universities in the UK for postgraduate programmes in the area of security studies.
Personal website: www.edward-newman.net
New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding (co-edited with Roland Paris and Oliver Richmond) UNU Press, 2009.
Protracted Refugee Situations: Political, Human Rights and Security Implications (co-edited with Gil Loescher, James Milner, Edward Newman and Gary Troeller) UNU Press, 2008.
A Crisis of Global Institutions? Multilateralism and International Security, Routledge, 2007.
The UN Secretary-General from the Cold War to the New Era, Macmillan, 1998.
‘A Human Security Peace-building Agenda’, Third World Quarterly, vol.32, no.10, 2011.
‘Critical Human Security Studies’, Review of International Studies, vol.36, no.1, 2010.
‘Failed states and international order: constructing a post-Westphalian World’, Contemporary Security Policy, vol. 30, no. 3, 2009.
‘Conflict research and the ‘decline’ of civil war’, Civil Wars, vol.11, 3, 2009.
‘The Secretary-General’, in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, Oxford University Press, 2007.
‘Weak States, State Failure, and Terrorism’, Terrorism and Political Violence, vol.19 no.4, 2007.
‘The International Civil Service: still a viable concept?’, Global Society, vol.21, no.3, 2007.
‘Exploring the ‘Root Causes’ of Terrorism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol.29, no.8, 2006.
‘The ‘New Wars’ Debate: A Historical Perspective is Needed’, Security Dialogue, vol. 35, no. 2, June 2004.
‘Human Security and Constructivism’, International Studies Perspectives, vol.2, no.3, 2001.