Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
Richard Caplan is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He has been a Specialist-Advisor to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs in the UK House of Commons; a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Editor of World Policy Journal, and New York Director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). He has also served as a consultant to the UN Peace Building Support Office and to various national governments, and as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fragile States. He has been a visiting professor at SciencesPo, the European University Institute (EUI), Princeton University, and the University of Konstanz.
Professor Caplan’s principal research interests are concerned with international organisations and conflict management, with a particular focus on post-conflict peace- and state-building. He is the author and editor of several books on these topics, including Europe’s New Nationalism: States and Minorities in Conflict (Oxford University Press, 1996), International Governance of War-torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2005), Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Exit Strategies and State Building (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Measuring Peace: Principles, Practices and Politics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019).