Research Fellow
The Australian National University


Areas of Expertise
Children and Armed Conflict, The Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, United Nations, Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, United Nations Reform

Cecilia is a Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations. Her work focuses on civilian protection, mass atrocity prevention, and international human protection norms. Cecilia has a geographic focus on armed conflict and political violence in South and Southeast Asia, and has conducted extensive overseas field research. Her books include Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict and Cambodia and Myanmar (Routledge, 2014) and (edited with Alistair D. B. Cook) Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her research has been published in journals such as Security Dialogue, Global Governance, and Global Responsibility to Protect. Prior to completing her PhD, Cecilia worked for NGOs in France, Thailand and Cambodia, and for the Advisory Group in AusAID, Australia.

Recent Publications
Cecilia Jacob (2014) Child Security in Asia: The impact of armed conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar. Oxon: Routledge.

Edited Research Books

Cecilia Jacob and Alistair D.B. Cook (eds)(2016) Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World, co-edited with Alistair D.B. Cook, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Cecilia Jacob (Forthcoming)‘R2P and the prevention of mass atrocities: A child-centric approach’, Global Responsibility to Protect.

Cecilia Jacob (Forthcoming) ‘From Compliance to Implementation: Recursivity and the Responsibility to Protect’, Global Governance.

Cecilia Jacob (2015) ‘Evaluating the UN’s agenda for Atrocity Prevention: prospects for the international regulation of internal security’, Politics and Governance, 3/3:16-26.

Cecilia Jacob (2015) ‘State Responsibility and Prevention in the Responsibility to Protect: Communal Violence in India’, Global Responsibility to Protect, 7/1: 56-80.

Cecilia Jacob (2015) ‘“Children and Armed Conflict” and the field of security studies’, Critical Studies on Security 3/1: 14-28.

Cecilia Jacob (2014) ‘Practicing Civilian Protection: Human security in Myanmar and Cambodia’, Security Dialogue, 45/4: 391-408.