Adam Bower

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Adam Bower is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, where he serves as Director of the Centre for Global Law and Governance and sits on the Steering Committee of the Institute for Legal and Constitutional Research. Adam’s research explores the interaction of international law, norms, and political power in shaping outcomes in global politics. He researches and writes on conventional weapons disarmament, international humanitarian and criminal law, and the governance of military space activities. He is the author of Norms Without the Great Powers: International Law and Changing Social Standards in World Politics (Oxford University Press, 2017) and articles in academic journals.
Adam was previously a SSHRC Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations and Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2013-15) and a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2012-13). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

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