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The Australian National University

Dr Cecilia Jacob

BA (Hons 1A) (Paris), MA, PhD (ANU)
Research Fellow, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia and the Pacific
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: +61 (02) 6125 2173

Research interests

International Relations, security studies, armed conflict and political violence in South and Southeast Asia, Responsibility to Protect and mass atrocity prevention, civilian protection. 


Cecilia Jacob is interested in the practice, politics and ethics of security. Her work focuses on civilian protection, internal conflict and political violence in South and Southeast Asia, and international norms of sovereign responsibility and protection. Cecilia has researched and worked in the fields of security and development in Europe, Southeast Asia and India for over a decade, working for a range of NGO’s, AusAID and private industry prior to completing her doctorate. In 2016 Cecilia is teaching  Global Security, and Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution. Previous teaching includes Gender, War and Justice in South and Southeast Asia, Peace and Conflict Studies, Writing International Relations, and Borders and Their Transgressions in Mainland Southeast Asia.

Researcher's projects

International mass atrocity prevention norms and domestic implementation

Civilian Protection and the Humanitarian Landscape in Asia

Internal Security in Asia: An Introduction


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Updated:  22 January 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers