Speaker Bios

Who is speaking at the IUSA Conference 2019

Prof. Ben Tonra

Prof. Ben Tonra is Full Professor of International Relations at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. Ben is a graduate of the University of Limerick and was awarded his PhD from the University of Dublin, Trinity College

Ben’s research interests and publications are concerned with EU security and defence, Irish foreign policy and International Relations theory. He is a Project Leader for the Institute for International and European Affairs’ policy group on European Security and Defence. He is also a former chair of the Royal Irish Academy’s National Committee on International Affairs and member of the Church of Ireland’s working group on Europe. He worked previously at the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC.


His latest books include: Foreign Policy of the European Union (2017) and European Foreign Policy Handbook (2016) both published by SAGE.

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