Areas of Expertise
Brian L. Job (PhD, Indiana University) is Professor of Political Science and a resident Faculty Associate of School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He joined the UBC faculty in 1989, having previously been on the faculty of the University of Minnesota. He has served as Director of the Centre of International Relations, Interim Director of the Liu Institute, and Associate Director of the Institute of Asian Research.
His current teaching and research interests concern international security—more specifically, the evolving security order of the Asia Pacific, intrastate conflict, human security, and Canadian foreign and security policies. His current research concerns UN peacekeeping, the protection of civilians in conflict, Canadian security policy, and security relations among Asian states and peoples. Job has been actively involved in Asia Pacific expert networks, particularly with the Council of Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He has been co-editor of International Studies Quarterly, and of Global Governance, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal and of International Relations of the Asia Pacific. Job is currently a Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and has been a visiting professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo; Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and the Australian National University.
Research in Progress:
Brian Job, “China at a Crossroads as a UN Peacekeeper: Dilemmas and Choices, invited paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, April 6, 2018
Brian L. Job and Anastasia Shesterinina, “Responsibility to Protect: A Necessary Normative Reorientation,” invited paper presented at the International Studies Associations Annual Meetings, Atlanta, March 16, 2016.
David Capie and Brian Job, “Track Two and Transfer in Southeast Asia,” invited paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, March 16, 2016.
Brian Job, “The Role of Eminent Persons Groups in Regional Institutionalization in the Asia Pacific,” invited paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meetings, Baltimore, February 25, 2016
Anastasia Shesterinina and Brian Job, 2016. “Particularized Protection: The United Nations and the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict?” International Peacekeeping. 23 (2): 240-273.
Job, Brian. 2016.“Evolution, retreat or rejection: Brazil’s, India’s and China’s normative stances on R2P” Cambridge Review of International Affairs,Vol. 29, 3.
Job, Brian and Anastasia Shesterinina, 2014. “China as a Global Norm-Shaper: Institutionalization and Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect,” in Alexander Betts and Phil Orchard (eds), Implementation and World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.