Serena Sharma is Co-Investigator on the Responsibility to Prevent project and Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. Serena was recently appointed as the United Nations Association (UK) Special Advisor on R2P. She holds a PhD in International Relations and a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She also holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.
Serena's research focuses on the ethics of war, with a particular emphasis on the just war tradition, humanitarian intervention, and the responsibility to protect. Elements of her research have been published in the Journal of Military Ethics, Global Governance, UBC Journal of International Affairs and others, as well as chapters in edited volumes. She has served as an editor and associate editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies. Prior to commencing her graduate studies, Serena worked with the former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lloyd Axworthy.