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Dr Samuel Jarvis PhD, MA, BA (Hons)

Teaching Fellow in International Relations

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Samuel Jarvis is a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at the University of Southampton.

I joined PAIR as a Teaching Fellow in International Relations in September 2018, having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. I was awarded my PhD by the University of Sheffield for a thesis examining the theoretical foundations of common humanity and its motivational influence on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle. I also hold an MA and BA (Hons) in International Relations, both from the University of Leeds. 


My research primarily focuses on the complex interaction between politics, morality and law at the global level, with particular emphasis on the UN Security Council and international peace and security. I am therefore passionate about exploring both the normative and practical challenges of motivating international collective action, in specific regard to issues such as humanitarian intervention, global governance and human rights protection. 

For my latest research, I have been working as part of a British Academy funded project which explores the UK role and reputation as a permanent member of the UN Security Council after the decision to leave the European Union. The project builds on an interdisciplinary approach to explore how the UK’s status and diplomacy as a permanent member is perceived by other members of the UN Security Council. The research therefore feeds into broader debates concerning the UK’s role in peacekeeping, international development and international security, following the decision to leave the EU.


Research interests

  • Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
  • The Politics of Humanity
  • UN Security Council
  • International Peace and Security
  • Intervention and Peacekeeping
  • Global Governance
  • UK Foreign Policy
  • International Relations Theory

Affiliate of The European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)

BISA Intervention and Responsibility to Protect Working Group - Member

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Book Chapters


Semester 1 2018/19

Co-teaching UG module: PAIR 2001 Theorizing International Politics

Co-teaching MSc module: PAIR 6046 Security Theory

Semester 2 2018/19

Module Convenor: PAIR 2033/3041 Politics of Global Health

Contributions to PAIR 2012/3018 Global Governance


Dr Samuel Jarvis
Politics & International Relations, Social Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 58/3085

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