Research Fellow
University of Leeds


Areas of Expertise
United Nations, The Responsibility to Protect, Human Rights, United Nations Reform, Humanitarian Response, Peacekeeping, Genocide, International Affairs, Peace and Security

Regions of Expertise

Samuel Jarvis is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, working as part of a British Academy funded project that explores “The UK role and reputation as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council after the decision to leave the European Union”.

His PhD research at the University of Sheffield was titled “The Responsibility to Protect and the Limits to Moral Progress: Assessing ‘Common Humanity’ as a Driver of State Behaviour”, and was funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Scholarship. He also holds an MA and BA in International Relations, both from the University of Leeds and is an affiliate of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P).

He has recently published research in the Journal of International Political Theory and has an upcoming book chapter exploring cosmopolitan responsibility and the challenge of global health governance, published by Oxford University Press. His research interests span the topics of Responsibility to Protect (R2P), United Nations Security Council, International Relations Theory, Human Rights and Global Justice.

Recent Publications
Journal Article

Jarvis, S. (2018) Assessing the Responsibility to Protect’s Motivational Capacity: The Role of Humanity. Journal of International Political Theory, Vol 14, Issue 1, pp. 107 – 124.

Book Chapters

Jarvis, S. (2017) A Critical Examination of “Humanity” in Aidan Hehir and Robert Murray, (eds.) Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century (London: Routledge).

Brown, G.W. and Jarvis, S. (2018) Motivating Cosmopolitanism and the Responsibility for the Health of Others in R. Beardsworth, G.W. Brown & R. Shapcott (eds.) The State and Cosmopolitan Responsibilities (Oxford: Oxford University Press).