Toni Erskine

Toni Erskine - Canberra-wide Convenor of the International Ethics Research Group is Professor of International Politics and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University, and a Professorial Visiting Fellow at UNSW Canberra. She is also Associate Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. From late 2018 she will serve a five-year term as Co-editor of International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law, and Philosophy (ranked 14th of 86 journals in International Relations). Her research interests include: the moral agency of formal organisation (such as states, multinational corporations and intergovernmental organisations); the just war tradition; cosmopolitan theories and their critics; the ethics of intelligence collection; the responsibility to protect ('RtoP'); moral norms and cyber security; and moral responsibility in relation to new technologies of war (particularly with respect to artificial intelligence). She is past President of the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association (ISA). Her books include Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities' (Oxford University Press, 2008), Tragedy and International Relations (ed. with Richard Ned Lebow, Palgrave Macmillan 2012) and International Relations Theory Today (ed. with Ken Booth, Polity 2016). She is currently completing a book entitled Locating Responsibility: Institutional Moral Agency and International Relations.

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