Professor and Faculty Associate of Political Science
Liu Institute, University of British Columbia
Global Governance

Areas of Expertise 
Peace and Security, East Asia and the Pacific, Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Human Security

Brian L. Job (PhD, Indiana University) is Professor of Political Science and Associate Director, Institute of Asian Research. He joined the UBC faculty in 1989. From 1992 – 2010, he served as Director of the Centre of International Relations and directed UBC’s Security and Defence Forum Program. His current teaching and research interests concern international security—the evolving security order of the Asia Pacific, intrastate conflict, human security, and Canadian foreign and security policies. At present, he is engaged in research and writing on arms competition in Asia, on the normative and practical dilemmas associated with the R2P and the protection of civilians in conflict (especially as these concern Asian states), and on the paths to regional security cooperation. Job is involved in regional Asia Pacific, expert networks, particularly with the Council of Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, and served as Editor of the annual CSCAP Regional Security Outlook from 2007-2012. Job is a Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and edits the Foundation’s Canada Asia Agenda Internet bulletin.

Recent Publications
Brian Job and Anastasia Shesterinina. “China as a Global Norm-Shaper: Institutionalization and Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect,” in Implementation and World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice. Alexander Betts and Phil Orchard, eds. Oxford University Press (2014)

Brian Job and Anthony Milner, “Desmond Ball as Track 2 Diplomat,” ANU Press, 2012.

Brian Job and Avery Poole, “Trends in Track 1 and Track 2 Activity in the Asia Pacific since 2000: A Research Note,” in Assessing Track 2 Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific Region. Desmond Ball and Kwa Chong Guan, eds. Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, 2010.

Brian Job. “Grappling with an elusive concept.” in Security Politics in the Asia Pacific: A Regional-Global Nexus, William Tow. ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Recent ACUNS Activity
Editor, Global Governance

Updated July, 2014