Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler

Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Professor of International Relations
Director of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security

Contact details

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6215
Telephone (2)
Tina Aston: +44 (0)121 414 8398
Email
n.j.wheeler@bham.ac.uk
Tina Aston, PA to Director of ICCS
t.aston@bham.ac.uk
Address
Department of Political Science and International Studies
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Nicholas J. Wheeler is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation, and Security at the University of Birmingham. 

His publications include (with Ken Booth) The Security Dilemma: Fear, Cooperation, and Trust in World Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). His new book Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict was published by Oxford University Press in March 2018. His book Saving Strangers has 2,229 Google Scholar Citations (his total number of citations is 6,961). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, and has had an entry in Who’s Who since 2011. In his career, he has supervised to successful completion twenty-six PhDs. He co-edits with Professors Christian Reus-Smit and Evelyn Goh the Cambridge Series in International Relations, one of the most prestigious book series in the field of International Relations.

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Teaching

Research

Above: Nicholas Wheeler talks about his research into trust-building and co-operation.

Above: Nicholas Wheeler and Peter Gray discuss the importance of research into drones.

Above: Nicholas Wheeler discusses research into responsible nuclear sovereignty.

Above: Watch Nicholas Wheeler's Inaugural Lecture entitled "Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict" on 26 April 2018.

Publications

Publications include:

Nicholas J. Wheeler, Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 400pp.

(With) Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Christian Reus-Smit, and Richard Price, Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 290pp.

(With) Ken Booth, The Security Dilemma: Fear, Cooperation, and Trust in World Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 272pp.

Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society (Oxford: OUP, 2000), 336pp.

(With) Ian Clark, The British Origins of Nuclear Strategy, 1945-55 (Oxford: Clarendon Press: 1989), 263pp.

(With) Tim Dunne (eds.), Human Rights in Global Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), 337pp.

(With) Jean-Marc Coicaud (eds.), National Interest and International Solidarity: Particular and Universal Ethics in International Life (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2008), 317pp.

(With) Colin McInnes (eds.), Dimensions of Military Intervention (London: Frank Cass, 2002), 202pp.

Expertise

Foreign, security and development policy

Professor Wheeler is interested in trust-building between adversaries, especially nuclear armed states, nuclear weapons and proliferation.