Josephine Jackson is an associate lecturer (with an education focus) in Foundation History and International Relations at the International Education Institute (IEI) at the University of St. Andrews. Before serving as an associate lecturer, Jackson completed his PhD. The paper uses the state-sponsored mass atrocities that broke out in Libya and Syria in 2011 as a case study to evaluate two interrelated policies.
How or whether senior political, diplomatic, and military actors in the United States and the United Kingdom understand ” “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P)-international norms to prevent and stop large-scale atrocities-plays a role in the international community; Does this knowledge influence their decision to intervene in Libya instead of Syria.
In addition to academic teaching, Jackson’s research interests also include international relations (theory and practice); the foreign policy and national security of the United States and the United Kingdom; international human rights (laws, norms, systems, institutions, and interventions); the principle of “responsibility to protect” (R2P) ); global governance and ethics; and nationalism issues (for example, social diversity, identity politics, gender roles, and national autonomy).
Jackson’s current positions at the University of St. Andrews include a researcher at the Center for Global Law and Governance and a member of the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus Institute. Jackson is currently serving as the “new leader” of Carnegie’s International Affairs Ethics Committee.
In this position, Jackson discussed the ethical dimensions of contemporary global concerns with leaders and experts in foreign policy, business, academia, and technology.