Ben Tonra

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Professor Ben Tonra is Jean Monnet Professor of European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and Associate 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.

Prof. Tonra's research interests and publications are concerned with EU security and defense, Irish foreign policy and International Relations theory. He is the Project Leader of the Irish Institute for International and European Affairs’ policy group on European Security and Defence. He is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s National Committee on International Affairs and 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 Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Washington DC.

His latest book: European Republic to Global Citizen: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition is published by Manchester University Press.

Phone: +353 1 (0) 716 8195

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